The DP series compasses are the original versions of the Swiss army compass. Durable, compact, and easy to use, they are ideal for any orienteering need.
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Built like no other
The DP series feature a Noryl case, highly durable, offering strong protection for the capsule. It also features a cm scale, & provides s sighting line of 11cm when opened.
The underlying mirror allows very simple sighting with a high accuracy of 1 degree.
The needles are rotating on a sapphire bearing in antistatic fluid.
Over 100 years of excellence
RECTA, a member of the SUUNTO Group, was founded in 1897 & originally manufactured chronographs. This precision based activity was the foundation of the skills required to design and manufacture the first compass in a pocket watch housing in 1914.
The reputation of RECTA has been built around the skills required to design manufacture precision instruments for use around the world.
In 1941 RECTA developed its famous “liquid filled matchbox” model (known as the Swiss Army Compass or DP model) which today is still used by armed forces around the world, who have both proven and established its unique reputation.
Whether as a member of the Scouts, youth organisations, the armed forces, backpacking or just travelling the world many of us have used a RECTA compass. Today, millions of people regularly use a compass, many on a daily basis, this keeps the heritage of RECTA alive.
The Swiss tradition of accuracy is not a legend, it’s a fact. RECTA is proud of its contribution through its factory in Biel, the capital of the watch and micro-mechanics industries. All the components of a RECTA compass are designed, manufactured and assembled in the Biel factory by highly qualified and skilled personnel. The dynamic Research and Development department enables RECTA to remain a leader in its field. The "Global System", which enables one compass to be used world-wide is a perfect example.
RECTA is ready to enter the third millennium. Many innovative projects are currently under development in close co-operation with the Suunto Group, of which RECTA is a part. The challenge of enhanced quality, new technology and innovation for a new generation of outdoor instruments is already being met by RECTA!