From the beginning of time man has explored, all that has changed are the tools. Suunto was born more than 75 years ago when Tuomas Vohlonen invented a mass production method for the liquid compass. Since then Suunto has been at the forefront of innovation, hand crafting premium sports watches, instruments and diving computers that have been tested in the world’s harshest conditions.
The championship level orienteer and keen outdoor enthusiast Tuomas Vohlonen had long been troubled by the inaccuracy and lack of steady needle operation traditional compasses. Through the use of Tuomas’ engineering skills he was able to discover and patent the production method of a liquid filled compass, offering a superior needle steadiness for a more accurate reading.
Today, Suunto is still based in Finland where most of their products are designed and hand crafted with pride in their flagship factory outside Helsinki. Their aim is to provide adventurers and sports enthusiasts with the best tools to explore and conquer new territory, from the highest mountains to the deepest of oceans and everywhere in between.