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Anything born in Finland is built to survive. It’s true of us; it’s true of our products. Home to long winters and dark nights, it was here that Tuomas Vohlonen invented the mass production method for the liquid-filled compass in 1936, and we’ve been equipping adventurers ever since. Precision, simplicity and functionality, these characteristics are true of everything we produce.
Do you belong?
Every one of us is unique, every one born different. Yet some of us have something in common; the inexplicable urge to explore, to know what’s around the next corner. If curiosity drives you forward and you thrive on the unknown, you might belong to the few who possess the adventure gene, 7R.
7R is short for DRD4-7R, a gene associated with the hunger to explore. Also known as the “adventure gene,” some scientist claim people with this gene are more likely to embrace change and novelty, explore new places or take risks. They tend to have the curiosity needed to progress in different facets of life.
SUUNTO ESSENTIAL - THE HERITAGE OF ADVENTURE
Every great adventure starts from within. From a drive to seek out new places and discover new experiences to summiting the highest peaks in the world, your passion is our inspiration. Hand built in Finland by the pioneer of outdoor precision instruments, the Suunto Essential honors our adventure heritage.
Ceramics is a timeless material with a great history spanning thousands of years. Extremely hard yet lightweight, ceramics today can be found in the most modern applications from space exploration to biomedical implants.
The Suunto Essential case is made of high-quality stainless steel, with a brushed or matt finish. It's tough enough to survive time itself.
Sapphire Crystal Glass
Three times harder than mineral crystal, the sapphire crystal glass is shatterproof, scratch and abrasion resistant. It is known for its transparent properties, ensuring a clear, legible display.
Responsibly sourced Italian and Brazilian leathers provide the softest and purest comfort on the wrist. The result is a statement of discerning style.
The unique weave of our textile straps ensure they are ready for repeated exposure to life's harshest elements.
An exclusive timepiece deserves an exclusive watch roll. Invoking the spirit of the bygone age of exploration, also included with the roll is an explorer's notebook, so you can log your life's adventures.
Sapphire Crystal Glass
Made in Finland
Sophisticated and rough, the Suunto Essential Collection adheres to the traditions of Finnish design. The clean and minimalist lines blend seamlessly with the premium detailing.
Explorers rely on us. Our products must be built to the highest standards. Every timepiece from the Suunto Essential Collection is designed, tested and hand-built in Finland before being individually signed off to guarantee the highest quality every time.
Altimeter, Barometer, Compass
Determine your current elevation, track your ascent or descent and gauge your overall progress on a climb – ideal for mountaineers, skiers and wilderness travelers.
Forecast sudden alterations in the weather by keeping a close eye on the air pressure – and take the necessary precautions to help make your journey safe and successful.
Navigate and pinpoint locations to safely find your way through wilderness and whiteout conditions.
Award winning Finnish designer Timo Yliluoma drew inspiration from Suunto’s long history of making outdoor instruments for the Suunto Essential collection.
“I aimed to match the pure form of the original Suunto march compass with a simple, minimalistic design and construction for Suunto Essential. We also elevated the whole design through our choice of materials: timeless and sophisticated ceramics, high-grade stainless steel with premium coatings, sapphire crystal and premium vegetable-tanned leathers.
It gives me great pride to say that Suunto Essential is both designed and made in Finland.”