Certina is a watch brand that is known for their sporty character, their precision and reliability. The company has been in business for more than 130 years, manufacturing high quality watches. They’ve build a solid international reputation for their quality Swiss workmanship. The personal symbol of the brand is the turtle shell and it stands as a symbol of longevity and robustness, which are characteristics of each Certina watch. We’ve put together a selection of their finest examples in one grouping and hope you enjoy our collection of the five best Certina watches on the market today for your consideration.
DS-8 Lady Chronograph
The DS-8 Lady Chronograph is a stylish example of precision watchmaking in a casually elegant chronometer that keeps you on time for the important things in life. It’s a delicate watch suitable for casual and dressy occasions. Thee 34.50 diameter case is made of 316L stainless steel with a PVD coating and a matching bracelet crafted of the same materials. A grey dial gives it a wonderful contrast for striking aesthetics, with a sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating to make this watch highly legible and easy to read at a glance. The movement is an ETA Swiss made Chronograph movement G15.212 Precidrive Quartz which has undergone official testing and certification. The metal bracelet is secured with a 2 push button clasp style closure.
DS-8 Chronograph Moon Phase
The DS-8 Chronograph Moon Phase is a popular choice with a moon phase display that is fascinating in a tastefully presented watch that blends high end aesthetics with innovative technology. This example is suitable for casual or dressy occasions. The 42 mm diameter case is crafted of 316L stainless steel with a raised case back and an elaborate impression of the turtle in 3D.
The dial features a multilayered format in anthracite grey index satin hands and indexes with Super LumiNova for enhanced readability in all lighting conditions. The chronograph is presented clearly with a moon phase display in a sun-brushing decor. The moon phase display offers the age of the moon in a rotating disc through an aperture in the dial and can be set by referring to the lunar calendar. This is an attractive display that showcases the complexity of the complication. The movement is an ETA Swiss Made Chronograph movement G10.962 BH Precidrive Quartz. The glass is a sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating to ease sun glare for easier reading in bright light. This watch is water resistant up to 100 meters, and is completed with a genuine leather bracelet and stainless steel 2 push button style butterfly clasp.
DS-1 Powermatic 80 Himalaya Special Edition
The Himalaya Special Edition is a lovely limited edition watch that is available in a 40 mm diameter with stainless steel case material and an extremely thin dial which is lightly domes. It is reminiscent of the vintage 1960s models for a modern timepiece with a touch of elegant retro design. The dial is a silver index with vintage design elements marking the success of Dhaulagiri in the Hilimayas in 1960 with a nod to this accomplishment. The special ETA Swiss made powermatic 80.111 automatic movement features a power reserve of up to 80 hours. The glass is sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating to reduce glare in brightly lit situations.This watch is waterproof up to 100 meters and is secured with a leather bracelet and a butterfly style 2 button clasp. The 80 Himalaya Special edition is a special execution with Dhaulagiri case back.
DS Action Diver Chronograph Automatic
This example is inspired by the requirements of divers for an extremely athletic, waterproof timepiece with bright features for easy reading in all lighting conditions. The Diameter: 45.70 mm case made of stainless steel has a matching bracelet with deploying clasp with 2 push buttons and diver extension. The ample size is rugged and fit for extreme environmental conditions. The bezel is aluminum and the dial is a vibrant blue collor with Arabic numerals. The movement is an ETA Swiss made chronograph movement C01.211 Automatic with water resistance up to 300 meters. The sapphire crystal is treated with anti-reflective coating to cut down on glare from bright light.
DS Podium Chronograph 1/100 sec
The DS Podium Chronograph 1/100 sec is made with a 44 mm stainless steel case with a raised case back featuring the symbol of the turtle in an elaborate 3D depiction. The black dial with Arabic numerals features a display that shows 1/100th seconds in real time for precision measurement of time. It is powered by an ETA Swiss Made Chronograph movement 251.264 AA Precidrive Quartz, which is the latest generation. The bracelet is leather with a stainless steel butterfly 2 push button style buckle.