The brothers Adolf and Alfred Kurth set up their own watch production facility named “Gana”, in the Swiss town of Grenchen. In this idyllic spot at the foot of the Jura Mountain between Solothurn and Biel, the brothers and their three employees work in an annex to the family home. Within a short time, business is flourishing, and so in the following years various extensions are opened and new employees taken on.
During the 1930s, the company increasingly uses the brand name Certina, for a good reason: it is easy to pronounce in all languages and is based on the Latin word "certus", which means "sure". The brand is officially registered in 1939 and in 1949 is chosen to be the sole brand name.
On its 125th anniversary, Certina presents not only a completely new and fresh corporate identity, but also three new watch movements. The Powermatic 80 automatic caliber is a highly precise movement with a power reserve of up to 80 hours, and the C01.21 makes a name for itself as an extremely reliable chronograph; the innovative trio if rounded off by the Precidrive™ calibre, representing a new generation of quartz watches whose precision is comparable with that of chronometers.
brand provides 2 year warranty on watch mechanisms and 6 months warranty for battery. Warranty does not work in case of external damages.
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