Watches

Suunto’s Rugged Essential Digital Watch

Long nights, longer winters, miles of frozen forests and lakes - you need to be well equipped to survive the wild landscapes of Finland.

That's the line that Finnish-based Suunto has gone with to sell its new Essential collection, a gorgeous timepiece that includes a compass, barometer and barometric altimeter (you know, for climbing). If we're honest, we doubt we'll ever find ourselves half way down an icy mountain in need of knowing the exact air pressure around us - but we'd still fancy one of these on our wrists for an intrepid trip to the local.

Hand-made in stainless steel with a hardy sapphire crystal display, the Essential range features six digital designs: copper, gold, carbon and steel (£545) all have a brushed finish with leather straps, while the stone and slate variants (£495) have a matt finish and durable textile strap. 

In addition to its survival tools, the Essential features a dual time function, sunrise and sunset tracker, thermometer and storm alarm. And, mercifully, it won't buzz every time you get an email. 

Head over to the Suunto site to see the range in full.