The compass features a needle lift mechanism to protect the compass's jeweled bearing when being transported.
The top of the sundial can lay down flat, and both the latitude scale and the sundial vane are hinged to lay flat for compact storage. The sundial measures 5 inches (12.7 cm) tall, 2 3/8 inches (6.0 cm) tall when collapsed, the body of the compass is 2 7/8 inches (7.3 cm) in diameter, and the sundial weighs 14 ounces (397 grams). This premium grade model is only available in the polished brass finish. A beautiful fully lined hardwood case is included for display and storage of the brass sundial. The corners of the case have inlaid hardwood splines.