Most of us in North America have never heard of Recta AG, the Swiss compass manufacturer, but it's time they should. Suunto Oy, the famous Finnish compass manufacturer, has owned Recta AG since 1996. Recta also makes compasses, some of the best in the world (they make the compasses for the Swiss Armed Forces, among others) and Recta also produces some of Suunto's designs under their own label. One of Suunto's best compasses, the Suunto M-3G (with the Global Needle System), is also produced by Recta… Full review
Recta AG is a subsidiary company of Suunto, which acquired it in 1996.