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

Our partner, Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC), is once again inviting everyone to a very special long-distance race this year: On 16th June 2021, the first round of this year's Tour de Turtles will officially kick off.

This "tour" is an annual online event which the STC uses to give the public exclusive insights into the migration of sea turtles. Satellite technology makes it possible to track the route taken by marked turtles in real time. The Tour de Turtles tracks the entire distance that each competitor travels in the water over several weeks. The "winner" – that is the turtle that has travelled the furthest distance – will be announced on October. We wish all the turtles the very best for their journey. But there is one turtle whose journey we will be following particularly closely: We are sponsoring “Mumu” this year.

Follow the tracking of the turtles




In 2021 Swiss watchmaker Certina dedicates a new, custom-tailored special model to its partnership with the Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC). This year’s DS Action Diver Sea Turtle Conservancy steps into the limelight as a stylish diver’s watch with anti-magnetic NivachronTM balance spring and STC logo on the case back. Both the watch and its packaging are dedicated to a good cause: for the first time at Certina the box is made entirely of sustainable materials.

Discover the watch



The watch packaging is modern and sustainable. For the first time Certina has used completely recyclable material for the box itself, as well as bio-cotton and recycled polyester for the cushion. So much environmental friendliness is perfectly aligned with the STC, which has been dedicated since 1959 to the preservation of the natural habitats of sea turtles. Certina, whose Double Security (DS) concept is traditionally associated with the turtle symbol, has supported the STC’s work since 2017. Together the brand and the Conservancy are committed to pro-active protection of the endangered species.