The Certina Universe

Certina watches are well-known for their precision, reliability and sporty character.The sport-watch brand has built itself a solid international reputation on quality Swiss workmanship, over its 130-year history.

Since 1888

Swiss quality with a true sporting spirit - since 1888

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History

Certina watches are well-known for their precision, reliability and sporty character. The sport-watch brand has built itself a solid international reputation on quality Swiss workmanship, over its 130-year history.

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Philosophy

Certina is a serious sport watch brand. Its sport watches don't just look uncompromisingly good – their quality is also uncompromisingly high.

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Watchmaking

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DS Concept

Since 1959 the DS Concept has stood for maximum resistance. For more than sixty years we have made every effort to make watches capable of meeting all of life’s demands. Over the years the concept of Double Security has repeatedly been adapted to reflect the latest technical standards.

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Cosc

Cosc

The renowned Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (“Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres”, or COSC) was founded in 1973 and is based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. It is an independent public institution serving the Swiss art of watchmaking. Its strict criteria are considered the standard for evaluating the precision of modern wristwatches – whether equipped with mechanical or quartz movements.

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My cosc

My cosc

Please enter the number several digits long, which is right at the bottom of your watch's chronometer certificate:

Nivachron

Nivachron

An innovative new titanium-based alloy that is used for balance springs. This revolutionary material was developed in collaboration with the Swatch Group and is used in selected brands. Nivachron springs are highly resistant to magnetic fields, shock, ageing and temperature fluctuations, lending them extremely high mechanical precision and making them remarkably reliable in everyday use.

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Materials

The Certina brand is careful to use high-quality, reliable and robust materials in its timepieces to meet levels of comfort, aesthetics and sports design expected for everyday wear. 

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Powermatic 80

In addition to being highly accurate, the innovative Powermatic 80 automatic movement has a power reserve of up to 80 hours – almost twice as long as comparable models. This means that a fully wound watch left unworn for three days – for example, over the weekend – will still not need resetting, as the Powermatic 80 mechanism continues to keep time.

1/10 of a second in real time

1/10th of a second in real time

Each chronograph is equipped with the tenth of a second feature. Selected Certina models visibly depict the tenth of a second in real time at 2 o'clock on the auxiliary dial – with ten increments per second. It is displayed when you press the related push-button, and stops automatically after one minute, while the chronograph continues to measure the time accurately down to a tenth of a second.

1/100th of a second in real time

1/100th of a second in real time

The hundredth of a second measurement is not only an extremely rare display, it also ensures that real time is shown on the dial. On Certina's models, the hundredth of a second is displayed in real time by a coloured hand, while a second central hand simultaneously counts the regular stop second. The coloured hand stops automatically after one minute to save energy – but the chronograph continues to measure the time accurately down to a hundredth of a second.

Precidive

Precidrive™

The name of an innovative technology which ensures the utmost accuracy at Certina. The timepieces with Precidrive™ quartz movements achieve real chronometer precision. With a rate deviation of +/-10 seconds per year, a Precidrive™ timepiece is around eight to ten times more accurate than traditional quartz timepieces.

Eco-Responsibility

Time for environmental protection

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Eco-responsibility

ECOLOGICAL PACKAGING

This high-quality, secure and stylish watch packaging is made up entirely of recyclable materials and can be disposed of with paper waste without issues. The cushion inside is also composed of organic cotton and recycled polyester, ensuring a respectful and sustainable use of our resources.

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Tide

#TIDE OCEAN MATERIAL®

This watch strap is created by our committed partners at #tide ocean material®. Together with scientists from Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences OST, they have developed an award-winning method of mechanically upcycling plastic waste from the oceans. The result is a new generation of high-quality, robust and cool textile bracelets. 

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Underwater world

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Sea turtle conservancy

Sea turtle conservancy

The Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) is the world’s oldest sea turtle research and conservation group. Founded in 1959, its mission is to ensure the survival of sea turtles through research, education, training, advocacy and protection of the natural habitats upon which they depend 

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VDST

VDST

Certina and the VDST are connected through their shared love of the underwater world, a long history in sport diving and the search for maximum reliability. 

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Tobias Friedrich

Tobias Friedrich

German underwater photographer Tobias Friedrich has been enthralled by the beauty of the ocean and its inhabitants since he was a child. This fascination is clear to see in his work. His spectacular images capture the colours and atmosphere of life underwater. 

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Sports

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visma-ski

Visma Ski Classics

Starting with the upcoming 50-kilometre cross-country race, Jizerská50 (Czech Republic), Certina is the official timing partner of the Visma Ski Classics Pro Tour. Visma Ski Classics is the long distance ski championship consisting of the twelve most traditional and prestigious cross-country ski events in the world.

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Sup and Paddle Tour Switzerland

The Sup and Paddle Tour Switzerland is a series of competitions for amateur and professional paddlers. Points for the overall ranking can be collected at various competitions throughout Switzerland and during the whole season. The SUP and Paddle Tour Switzerland was born out the SUP Tour Switzerland and is run under the umbrella of the Swiss Canoe Association, in collaboration with many local partners. Since 2021, the SUP and Paddle Tour Switzerland is supported by the Swiss watch brand CERTINA, as gold sponsor

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News

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