Certina was founded in 1888 by brothers Adolf and Alfred Kurth in Grenchen, Switzerland, Certina has built a strong reputation for creating durable, reliable, and sporty watches. Known for their innovation, Certina introduced the “DS Concept” (Double Security) in 1959, which provided exceptional shock resistance and water resistance. This concept remains a cornerstone of their designs today. Now part of the Swatch Group, Certina continues to focus on precision and robustness, maintaining a strong presence in Europe and being particularly popular among enthusiasts of outdoor and sports activities​