The Association of German Sport Divers (Verband Deutscher Sporttaucher, VDST) was founded in 1954. With 100 diving schools and dive centers, 17 regional sport diving associations and a total of 83,701 members, it is among the largest and oldest non-profit sport diving associations in the world. 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.
Friend of the brand - 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. His talent and passion have earned him an outstanding international reputation: Tobias is one of the top award-winning underwater photographers around the world, having won more than 50 prizes and achieved first place in 30 different competitions, including the 2018 "Underwater photographer of the year" award at the distinguished UPY London contest.
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.
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
GT4 European Series / FFSA GT Championship
The GT4 racing series celebrate sporty cars, high speeds and nail-biting duels. And the important thing about them is that the dreams these cars inspire are not so far removed from all reality. Certina is proud to have partnered the renowned motorsport promoter SRO Motorsports Group since 2017, at three GT4 championships with stations in the UK, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Italy.
The sheer range of different cars that take part in the GT4 European Series, in the FFSA GT Championship (its French counterpart) and in the GT4 Central European Cup is extraordinary. From prestigious luxury brands to series-produced sports coupés, tremendously varied interpretations of "Gran Turismo" come up against each other here.
The GT4 sprint races attract fans from all four corners of the world, who go wild for the racing action. And Certina is never far away. The brand logo is clear to see on the windscreens of the cars and during the victory ceremony, as well as in numerous other places. What's more, the fastest driver is presented with a Certina timepiece on the podium – for passion and precision are qualities shared by racing drivers and watchmakers alike.