BEN Dive Compass

BEN Dive Compass

Description: Dive compass manufactured by BEN (acronym for Bianchetti Electronique Nautique) of Marseille, France. Versions of this compass were used by Jacques Cousteau's dive team. Although unconfirmed, Internet sources believe that the compass was designed by Panerai for BEN.

Project: Paradive Type XIII 

Dimensions: (head only)

Diameter: 2.75 inches / 7 cm
Height: 1.875 inches / 4.8 cm

Materials: Plastic/acrylic housing filled with glycol on a leather strap 

Estimated Age: 1960s / 1970s