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24 November 2016

Military inspired variants of Suunto Core and Suunto Traverse Alpha

Special edition for selected markets and dealers

Suunto designed two military-inspired color variants of two popular outdoor watches: the Suunto Traverse Alpha, tested to military standards and specialized for hunting and fishing, and the iconic Suunto Core.

Striking color combinations

Strong, precise, reliable – the combination of deep black with imperial red detailing speaks the language of the military, as well as Suunto’s own heritage in crafting precision instruments used by soldiers around the world.

“These military-inspired oudoor watches combine strong materials and Suunto design philosophy. Black and red are also the colors of Suunto, a brand identity that is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year,” says Tuomas Reivo, industrial designer at Suunto.

The new watches come with the extremely durable, water repellent black military-style textile strap.

Suunto Traverse Alpha Black Red and Suunto Core Black Red

Suunto Traverse Alpha - Tested to military standards

Tested to the military standard MIL-STD- 810G, Suunto Traverse Alpha offers a trusted set of serious outdoor features and tools specifically developed for fishing, hunting and hiking.

With features like automatic shot detection, moon phase calendar and POI types to mark trails and important locations such as animal tracks, Suunto Traverse Alpha was warmly welcomed by fishermen and hunters when launched in spring 2016.

Navigating in all terrains is made possible with the integrated GPS/GLONASS route navigation with breadcrumb trail, electronic compass and FusedAlti™ that help you stay on track in unknown territory.

Battery life of up to 100 hours with GPS makes the Traverse Alpha suitable for multiday treks. If your adventure continues into the night, the customizable red backlight does not interfere with night vision gear.

With the stainless steel bezel and scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass, these watches are built for action.

Suunto Core – Iconic award winner

Suunto Core, an iconic outdoor watch with nearly a decade of use in the field, packs the essential ABC features – altimeter, barometer, and compass - into a robust, yet stylish construction.

The watch warns you of rapid weather changes and helps guide you with a digital compass to make your journey safe and successful. You can follow your progress to the summit with the altimeter and plan your day by checking sunrise and sunset times for over 400 locations worldwide.

For more information:
Suunto Traverse Alpha in Suunto.com
Suunto Core in Suunto.com
Video how Suunto Traverse was tested according the military standards (MIL-STD-810G)


About Suunto

Suunto was born in 1936 when Finnish orienteer and engineer Tuomas Vohlonen invented the mass production method for the liquid-filled compass. Since then, Suunto has been at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and sports instruments used by adventurers all over the globe. From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, Suunto physically and mentally equips outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory.

Suunto's headquarters and manufacturing plant is in Vantaa, Finland. Employing more than 400 people worldwide, Suunto products are sold in over 100 countries. The company is a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation along with its sister brands Salomon, Arc'teryx, Atomic, Wilson, Precor, Mavic and Enve.

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