Certina Albrecht Zürich
"When Jewelers were also allowed to write their name on the dial"
As far as we know, Albrecht was a watch jeweller in Zurich. Unfortunately, we cannot find any information about this jeweller. However, it was common for the points of sale to label themselves directly on the dial, together with the manufacturers. This was to create a stronger emotional bond for the buyer with the place of purchase.
In its 130th year of existence, the sports watch brand has built up a solid international reputation for the highest Swiss quality work. Resistance and reliability are crucial for Certina.
The brand already chose the turtle as its personal symbol in the 60s. Even today, its characteristic silhouette can be found on almost every Certina timepiece and in the brand logo. It recalls the extreme resistance that characterizes all Certina watches.
1936 Certina was the first company to produce a digital watch. It was driven by a spring movement. Rotating disks bearing inscribed numbers were used to display the time, instead of hands.