Suunto is a luxury Finnish watch company. It was founded in 1936 by Tuomas Vohlonen. Vohlonen was a Finnish orienteer and inventor of the liquid-filled compass. Suunto is a company that values design and innovation. The brand specializes in creating sports watches that are at the cutting edge of technology.
Suunto has stayed true to its Finnish roots. Its headquarters and manufacturing center is based in Vantaa, Finland. The company is a world-wide sensation with locations in over 100 countries. Suunto started producing highly accurate compasses that boasted technological advancements. In the 1950’s Suunto focused on producing field and marine compasses that were exported to over 50 countries. In the 1952 Olympic Games Suunto provided the torches. Suunto also boasts the creation of the first marine compass, the Suunto K-12 which was released in 1953.
In the 1960’s Suunto release its first diving compass. A British diver found that the compass worked underwater quite well which sparked Suunto’s initiative to produce diving products. In 2009 Suunto introduced its first premium watch collection called Suunto Elementum. The watch models combined style, function, quality craftsmanship aimed at active individuals. Suunto is a leading manufacturer of technologically advanced compasses and sports gear. Their wristwatches reflect their passion for innovation and function. Sports enthusiasts will love the Suunto wristwatch collection. It packs tremendous value for the price point. Starting in the $200 range ,everyone can afford a watch that can keep up with them.