Hand-picked Certina Vintage TimepiecesReliable, precise, innovative: Certina has dedicated itself to the fine art of Swiss watchmaking for over 130 years. The brand relies on high-quality workmanship, advanced technology - and a sporting spirit. Certina's approach to sports is by no means a matter of appearances: it's a matter of attitude - of reliability, dynamic energy and exceptional performance.
In 1959, the company brings out the first Certina watch with DS Concept. The Certina DS is an extremely shock-resistant automatic watch with water resistance up to 20 bar (200 meters). This sets new standards for a whole generation of wristwatches.
The brand's affinity with the spirit of sport has taken Certina to the world's great racetracks, and to the wrists of renowned top athletes. At heart the brand is also committed to supporting young talents and to sustainability.
Certina has established a partnership with the Sea Turtle Conservancy, dedicated to the protection of sea turtles. The brand has been closely associated with these creatures for many years, and is proud to bear the turtle shell in its logo – as a symbol of resistance and performance one can always count on. Anytime. Anywhere.
5 Reasons for Vintage
Exclusive watches, that only a few wearReason Nr. 1
Nowadays, many high-quality watches are mass-produced. Vintage watches were often made in very small series with skilled craftsmanship instead of robots.
Quality that endures generationsReason Nr. 2
In earlier eras, watches were designed to last forever, including the components. There is no such thing as obsolescence. That is what we consider quality at Zurichberg.
Polarizing and characteristic designsReason Nr. 3
Today, very few watch manufacturers can afford to launch polarising products and therefore produce watches that are aesthetically pleasing to all.
Value for MoneyCustomer
Vintage watches are overall cheaper than new watches. This is because new watches fulfill an essential financial purpose for the producers, whereas vintage watches are financially "depreciated", so to speak.
Longevity that feels greatReason Nr. 5
We believe that in order to move towards a more sustainable future, it is absolutely necessary and logical to develop a sense for the quality of the past and to reuse products instead of producing new ones.
We curate our watches based on their aesthetics, history and art-historical context and thus want to offer an alternative to pure brand affinity.