On today's WSJ, page 3 upper right corner, an ad by Tiffany & Co is showing a compass named 1837 Compass
, and the text "The Right Direction. Santa has to start somewhere"
A compass...for Santa...who lives at the North Pole...
Okay, okay, not the magnetic North Pole - it's all for the sake of a joke...
Nice catch sherpes! For the orienteer who has 'everything.' A $345 compass engraved "T&Co" just so it doesn't appear too ostentatious to everyone else at the O meet!
do they have a southern hemisphere LH thumb version? if not I'll have to tell my loved ones that yes I still want the Rolls Royce this year daahlings.
Just a guess: I suspect it's a swell trinket but a pretty mediocre compass.
Yeah but you'll always know what year Tiffany & Co was founded. Plus it's defined by 'sleek curves and contours'. I imagine for that size they must be 1mm contour intervals.
Not even liquid-filled. For that price, I would expect it to be filled with Dom Perignon.
The special colourless stuff they use for printing political promises?
Here are photo images
of the newspaper advertisement
Are you certain it's not liquid filled?
The needle shape resembles a Suunto needle. Did they outsource the "guts"?
They won't be allowed to any more. Sitting right under Trump Tower,
@slow-twitch: Nobody dreams of a Rolls Royce anymore: Now it would be a P100DL Tesla with all the trimmings. :-)
As most of you probably know, Norway is the perfect country for electric vehicle, particularly the high-end models, since here the cost relatively to comparable ICE cars is 2-3 times cheaper and all our electricity is from hydro power.
Note that this isn't exactly a new item, Tiffany's has been selling these silver compasses for years, but they've got a "special edition" right now, presumably for a premium price. One of the regular ones sold on ebay a few days ago for $105, which isn't that much more than you might pay for a real compass.
It's also smaller than I had imagined.