Sunday, July 8, 2007

Old Tech Meets New Style: The World's Sexiest Sextant

I never thought I would see a modern styled sextant. I really never thought I would see a sextant in a trend-setting magazine like WIRED. This piece really caught my eye. If you are a collector of nautical gear, this would be a great addition to add to your display case. At $1,500+ I am sure that this will be more for the wealthy yachtsman than the average merchant vessel.

Photograph by Martin Timmermann

WIRED magazine recently ran an article that was a real surprise to me: It was about a sextant, and a very good looking sextant at that! This old school navigational device has some sexy styling that any nautical buff would be proud to get their hands on. Take a look at the story and the picture of this excellent piece of retro nautical tech.

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Anonymous said...

I don't think Ive ever seen a white sextant- I guess they were going for that I-Pod styling! I do like that opalescent white coloring. It is very different!

Sextants are expensive to begin with- so I am not sure if this one is too much more expensive than a standard professional sextant...

I would buy one if I had any need for it (and a boat load of cash!)

Anonymous said...

White sextants also were made by Freiberger in East Germany as well. C&P sextants are great, but personally, I'd always opt for a C. Plath Navistar over a newer C&P. Navistars are no longer made, but can be found in the same price range as a new C&P.

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