4 februar 2015

Suunto launches Suunto Guiding Star, a silver compass pendant

Inspired by the Polaris, the guide for explorers on Northern skies 

Suunto is launching the Suunto Guiding Star, a silver compass pendant for women embracing the outdoors.

A clear Nordic winter night with Polaris steady to the north, the guide for explorers since ancient times, has been the inspiration for the first Suunto jewel. The Suunto Guiding Star is a functional piece of jewelry with clean lines and two faces: on the front is a real compass with Polaris in the north, and on the back stars of the Nordic sky.

This limited edition jewel made of sterling silver was designed by Finnish jewelry designer Lina Simons and crafted in Finland in cooperation between Suunto and Kalevala Jewelry, both founded in Finland in the 1930s.

A pioneer of compasses, Suunto has shown direction in the outdoors since 1936. Besides accuracy and reliability, Suunto products are known for their aesthetic appeal. The Suunto Guiding Star compass pendant is building on this tradition.

“The Suunto Guiding Star is an exciting project for Suunto, where heritage, design, functionality and love for the outdoors merge into a unique piece of jewelry. We hope this jewel will be worn as a symbol of an adventurous spirit.“ says Henrik Palin, business line manager at Suunto.

The Suunto Guiding Star embodies the Nordic relationship to nature and the Finnish tradition of craftsmanship. Made in Finland, the pendant contains a genuine Suunto compass.

For more details, visit Suunto Guiding Star is available through Suunto’s webshop in Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and and the USA from February 2015.

About Kalevala Jewelry:
The Finnish jewelry maker Kalevala Jewelry was established in 1937, and its collections include modern designs as well as pieces based on historical models. All items are manufactured in Finland with the newest technologies, utilizing the art of skilful goldsmiths. Each piece tells a story and wearing the piece, you are included in the story. Kalevala Jewelry – Join the story.

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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