Certina’s turtle logo was introduced in 1959 as a signifier of both the robustness and longevity of its timepieces. Today these tenets of the brand hold just as true, with their collections offering the same commitment to both quality and value.
The watchmaker’s latest release delves into its archives and draws inspiration from its refined timepieces from the 1940s. One of the dressier pieces in its collections, the DS Chronograph Automatic, delivers vintage charm in spades. This comes through in the sophisticated silver-coloured dial, completed with heritage-influenced finishing touches including the curved blue hands.
Just as much attention has been paid to the functionality. The clear chronograph display is complemented by telemetric and tachometric scales, which run around the edge of the dial, and can be used for calculations such as determining the proximity of a storm based on the speed of sound. These come powered by the reliable and precise movement, an enhanced version of the Valjoux 7753, offering a lengthy power reserve of 60 hours.
The watch also adheres to Certina’s ‘Double Security Concept’, a series of measures that guarantees the precision and performance of its watches. These include increased resistance to magnetic fields that could affect the timekeeping, enhanced shock resistance and a water resistance of 100 metres.