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. Based in Florida, the organization carries out worldwide programs to conserve and recover sea turtle populations.

Certina and stc

In 2017 Certina announced its support for the Sea Turtle Conservancy and its Tour de Turtles project. Certina's own use of the turtle emblem – a symbol of resilience – dates back to its introduction of its acclaimed DS Concept protection system in 1959 – the same year the Sea Turtle Conservancy was founded.

STC - Tour de turtles

On May 23rd, 2019, Certina took up sponsorship – for the third year in a row – of one of the turtles participating in the annual Tour de Turtles. Serving as godfather of the leatherback sea turtle known as “Frankie” is the mascot of the same name recently introduced in China – a charming reference to the longevity and quality of Certina watches and a symbol understood all over the world. Good luck, Frankie!

Follow the tracking of the turtles


DS Action Diver Special Edition - 60th Anniversary

In honor of 60 years dedicated to protecting sea turtles, Certina has created this special edition, a genuine diver’s watch that takes up the colors and the logo of the animal welfare organization. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each watch goes to the Sea Turtle Conservancy, in support of its important work in protecting sea turtles and their habitats. 

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DS Action Diver Special Edition - 60th Anniversary

The timepiece is presented in unusual special packaging that takes the shape of the Certina DS turtle shell and is accompanied by a matching key ring and an elegant anniversary badge. 



Helping Sea Turtles Survive – Dedicated to this challenge for 60 years

STC runs sea turtle research and public education programs throughout the Caribbean region. Various advocacy initiatives also focus, for example, on reducing bycatch of sea turtles in commercial fisheries, replacing disorienting beachfront lighting, and protecting critical nesting beaches and in-water sites.



STC's annual Tour de Turtles uses satellite technology to track the migration of more than a dozen sea turtles over 3 months, starting in July, while the public follows their journeys online. Certina sponsors one turtle in the marathon, helping to boost awareness of the various threats to sea-turtle survival.