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Exploring Certina Watches

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Certina watches do more than just look good, with a technical sophistication and sporty spirit that has secured them a place on the world’s greatest racetracks and on the wrists of top athletes and divers. The Swiss watch brand’s affinity for perfection is shown through every Certina watch that you see, with the famous turtle shell logo on the case back attributing to its robustness and longevity.

The history of Certina first began when brothers Adolf and Alfred Kurth set up their own watch production facility in the Swiss town of Grenchen. The two brothers along with their three employees began to make a name for themselves in the annex of their family home. It wasn’t long however until the brand began to make a name for itself. During the 1950’s, Certina really found its footing with the first Certina watch being released with the DS Concept at its core

Certina is possibly most famed for their DS concept, other known as Double Security. The idea set new standards of a whole generation of wristwatches that were extremely shock resistant but still boasted automatic movements. The Certina DS Concept watches had to consist of five key elements: sapphire crystal glass, an O-ring on the setting stem, two O-ring seals on the crown, a special seal in the case back and a reinforced case back. This incredible concept has ensured that every Certina DS watch remains robust, reliable and water resistant.

Recently, Certina has also unveiled a brand new technology called the Nivachron balance spring. Many of their newest designs feature this innovation which has been developed in collaboration with luxury watchmakers Audemars Piguet. The Nivachron balance spring boasts exceptional paramagnetic characteristics which optimises the resistance of the watch’s movement against magnetic fields. It also has a titanium base ensuring it is resistant to temperature variations. So, as well as being highly durable and incredibly attractive, many of the Certina watches that we will be looking at today take on the challenges of everyday life head on with magnetic, temperature and shock resistance.

Certina DS Action Watches

The Certina DS Action watch collection is where all the ‘action’ is at. With a huge range of DS Action watches to choose from, you can find an unmissable collection of automatic and quartz variations to suit you with some boasting chronometer certified movements that are accurate to -4 to +6 seconds a day.

The Certina DS Action Day Date watches showcase the brand’s famous Powermatic 80 movement which has a remarkable 80 hour power reserve while the Certina DS Action GMT watches are perfect for world travellers with chronograph function and a second time zone display.

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Certina DS Action Diver Watches

For those that aren’t afraid to explore the undiscovered depths of our oceans, take a look at the Certina DS Action Diver watches. These cleverly designed instruments meet the exacting requirements of the ISO 6425 standard so that they can officially be called diver’s watches. They have been tested for three hours underwater and come with numerous functions and safety features including unidirectional bezels and diving extension folding clasps for safe use under the waves.

At the beginning of the year we were treated to the new release of the Certina DS Action Diver Powermatic 80 Sea Turtle Conservancy Special Edition watch which celebrates the brand’s efforts in joining forces with the Sea Turtle Conservancy and its Tour de Turtles migration-tracking project.

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Certina DS Action Lady Watches

For ladies who want a piece of the DS ‘action’, explore the Certina DS Action Lady watch collection. Boasting all the same technical functionality as men’s DS Action watches, this selection of women’s watches comes with an elegant expression for maritime.

With water resistant cases of up to 300 metres and finely detailed dials, these Certina ladies watches are a must have for women not afraid to make noise. Some of the pieces boast stunning wave decoration dials evoking the brand’s timeless fascination with water while the Certina DS Action Lady Diamond watches showcase delicate single cut diamonds in Top Wesselton quality.

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Certina DS-1 Watches

For those looking for a durable finish that doesn’t negotiate on style, the Certina DS-1 watch collection is the one for you. Continuing to showcase the DS concept which includes sapphire crystal glass and reinforced case backs to assist in remarkable water resistance, each Certina DS-1 watch shows off a rounded dial reminiscent of watches from the 1960s with sleek steel hands and indexes.

You can find many Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 watches available with 80 hour power reserves alongside the new DS-1 Big Date Powermatic 80 Special Edition which celebrates the 60th anniversary of the DS concept with the addition of a new Nivachron balance spring antimagnetic technology.

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Certina DS Podium Watches

The perfect sport watches for adrenaline junkies, the Certina DS Podium watches come fully equipped with the likes of chronographs, GMT hands, lap timers and flyback chronographs. We can’t take our eyes off the Certina DS Podium Chronograph watches and their multi-layered dials composed of two layers that add a visual depth to an already breathtaking design.

The DS Podium Lap Timer is another remarkable example of the brand’s technical ability with a rare chronograph function that suits motor sport lovers perfectly. The lap timer function allows you to easily measure and add round-the-track times to the total time displayed on the 60 minute scale.

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Certina DS-2 Watches

The Certina DS-2 watch collection is another range of sports elegant watches that boast colour-intensive dials, fashionable straps and high precision movements. Many of the DS-2 models come with the brand’s famous Precidrive quartz calibre, a COSC certified movement which provides everyday essential hour, minute, seconds and date function.

For those looking for a bit more power, then the Certina DS-2 Chronograph 1/100 watch is a dream come true with its fascinating 1/100th second display which provides highly precise time measurements.

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Certina DS-8 Watches

Last but certainly not least is the Certina DS-8 watch collection. As part of their ‘urban’ range, this selection of luxury watches provides an aesthetic that can go from a mountain adventure to a night on the town. For the men, we love the Certina DS-8 Moonphase and its modern moon phase display powered by a COSC certified quartz movement.

For the women, we are spoiled for choice with DS-8 Lady Moonphase watches, DS-8 Lady Chronograph and DS-8 Lady Powermatic 80 watches to choose from. Many of the DS-8 Lady watches come with finely detailed dials crafted mother of pearl and diamond dot indices that look absolutely breathtaking on the wrist.

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If any of these incredible collections of Certina watches have taken your fancy or you would just love to learn more, please feel free to head over to our website or contact our talented team of watch specialists at sales@cwsellors.com or on 01335 453453.