Certina is known around the world for producing highly reliable Swiss-made sports watches with a timeless aesthetic. The brand has produced its sporty timepieces for more than 130 years, bringing top-tier precision and advanced functions in casual designs for everyday use.
Every Certina watch is produced to the highest of standards with attention to detail and an eye toward technical innovation. The iconic Certina DS collections include the DS Action and DS Podium, which offer GMT and chronograph functions. Watches in the Powermatic 80 range have stainless steel cases and 80 hours of battery life. Certina watches like the DS First, the DS Action Diver, or the DS Caimano quartz make an ideal gift for any outdoor enthusiast.
Brothers Adolf and Alfred Kurth founded Certina in the Swiss village of Grenchen in 1888. Alfred’s sons, Erwin and Hans, joined the family company in the mid-1920s. By 1939, they had officially chosen the Certina name. Certina broke new ground when they unveiled the iconic Certina DS concept in 1959. The shock and water-resistant model set a new standard for durability. Shortly after, Certina adopted its turtle shell logo to symbolize robustness and longevity. In 1960, the Certina DS was taken on the first successful expedition into the Himalayas, where it ascended to a height of 8,167 meters without failing. Over the years, Certina has been worn by notable sporting figures including boxing legend Muhammad Ali and Ole Einar Bjørndalen.
Certina’s Double Security concept offers a variety of protective features for unparalleled durability. Certina wristwatches also contain exclusive Nivachron metal springs to maintain remarkable accuracy, even under extreme circumstances. The revolutionary material is highly resistant to shock, temperature fluctuations, and magnetic fields. Water resistance also ensures longevity, so each Certina wristwatch is certified to a minimum of 10bar. Strong materials including titanium and aluminum are used in certain cases, bracelets, and clasps for durable yet lightweight parts.
Certina models with quartz movements rely on the exceptional accuracy of Percidrive technology. These exclusive quartz movements have been rigorously tested for dependable precision, which allows the brand's chronographs to accurately display time down to 1/100 of a second.
Certina’s variety of men’s and women’s timepieces include DS Podium range of sporty stainless steel designs, as well the DS Caimano line featuring highly reliable contemporary styles. The DS First collection presents two-tone chronograph models and GMT features that are ideal for both work and travel. Certina’s DS Action series combines a timeless appeal with clever functions and titanium cases. Water-resistant up to 30bar, the DS Action Diver series is a superior diver’s watch. Inspired by Certina’s heritage collections, the Powermatic 80 models have sophisticated retro details and an extended battery life of up to 80 hours.
Certina timepieces join technical innovation and rugged design with a sporting spirit. Its wristwatches are an excellent choice for climbing the highest mountains or diving to the deepest depths of the sea. Certina's automatic and quartz watches are durable and remain appealing no matter how much time passes.