Hermes Precisa Zephyr, HighScreen Colani

Serial number None
Accessories Protective plastic cover

Instruction booklets (German, Spanish, English)

Original cardboard box
Condition Mint out of the box!
Repairs, Comments Two identical units.
Acquired 5.3.2003

Serial number None
Accessories Protective plastic cover
Condition Average. The printing on the "0" and "=" keys have faded.
Repairs, Comments
Acquired 4.4.2004
Type, Precision, Input mode Scientific, 10 BCD digits, exponent ±99, Algebraic, Forensic result 8.999998637
Programmable No
Memory 1 summation register, permanent memory
Display 11 digit 7 segment black&white LCD, one digit reserved for sign
Special features Hex, bin, oct mode, complex mode
Original Pricing, Production Unknown.
Batteries 2x small button sized cell
Dimensions Length 13.3cm, Width 7.1cm, Height 1.1cm
Links Instruction booklet (German, PDF, 22 pages)
Comment I just had to buy it because of the name! And it is a surprisingly powerful unit that has everything needed in daily life. There's absolutely no indication where these units have been manufactured. I took one apart and found a circuit board with a single sealed chip. 
There was a company "Hermes-Precisa-Büromaschinenwerke GmbH", Säckingen, Germany. 
Also, there is a "Hermes Precisa International Holding", Nyon, Switzerland.
Maybe one of them gave this unit away as a marketing gift.
20.3.2004: Markus Sigg informed me that the Zephyr is somewhat similar to the MBO Alpha 102 Solar.  However, the MBO's forensic result is 8.99999798135 - this may be caused by 2 additional digits of precision.
The second unit above is named "Highscreen Colani Calculus" where Highscreen is a German computer retailer.
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