from $700

From Suunto, a Finnish company which manufactures sports watches, compasses and precision instruments, comes a collection of watches which are equipped with everything an outdoor adventurer can possibly need in a watch. The Suunto Essential Collection is handcrafted in Finland from the finest materials which makes each watch from this collection a work of art. Equipped with several useful features, it is ideal for mountaineers, skiers, divers, and other adventure seekers.

Suunto Essential Stone

All Suunto Essential watches are equipped with a barometer, an altimeter and a compass

The Suunto Essential was made with extreme conditions in mind which is why it is extremely durable, can withstand depths of 30 m and has several features which will be quite useful for people who enjoy outdoor activities. The watches from this collection are pretty light, weighing no more than 120 g. They can show dual time and have a sunrise/sunset indicator perfect for extreme weather conditions. They can also show you the temperature and are equipped with a storm alarm so you don’t get caught off-guard by one thanks to the barometer these watches are equipped with. The altimeter will be useful to all mountain climbers as you will be able to track your ascent and descent more precisely. As Suunto became famous in 1936 for their innovative liquid-filled compass, one is included in their collection of watches so you can safely navigate through wilderness.

Suunto Essential

The sapphire crystal glass is shatterproof and scratch and abrasion resistant

One of the best things about this collection, along with the amazing features it brings to the table, is the design of the watches as they do not have the appearance most sports watches do. They are made from stainless steel, with brushed or matt finish, which makes them extremely durable. The clean and minimalist lines give accent to the seamless design of these watches. The shatterproof sapphire crystal glass, apart from ensuring no scratches and abrasions will occur, will make sure that the display is clear and legible. Ultimate comfort while wearing the watch is ensured by the leather and textile straps (textile straps are available in two models only). As for the models in this collection of watches, there are exactly six of them, each with its own specific look: Copper, Gold, Steel, Carbon, Slate and Stone. The last two models have textile straps and are slightly cheaper than the rest ($700 as opposed to $800 for the first four models).

Suunto Essential models

Suunto Essential collection features six brilliantly designed models

The Suunto Essential sports watches will prove to be extremely useful in whatever adventure you might find yourself in case you purchase one. The price might dissuade you from doing so but keep in mind that each of these watches are  handcrafted and brilliantly designed which sets them apart from most sports watches today. [via]

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