Gold-Plated Pump Compass
Ref. : No ref. Promotional item but similar to 532 106
Production Date : 1970’s
Here’s an unusual Pump Compass from my collection. I’ve got this fully gold-plated compass from a former executive who’ve worked for Angalis, the French distributor of Rotring product’s. He told me that this item was a gift given only to major clients (not the usual street retailler), and therefore was quite scarce to find. He worked at Angalis from 1971 to 1979, so this compass have been produced during this lapse of time. I will publish a very interesting interview with him in a future post where he talks about his years working at Angalis.
You can see, in the last picture, a comparison between the gold-platted and the regular version [Ref. 532 106]. There is actually no difference between the two models. Except for the gold-plating treatment and a tiny red plastic ring added on the shaft this is clearly the same tooling.