A partner of the Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) since July 2017, Swiss watch brand Certina has created a new STC special edition.
Based in Florida, STC has been working to protect sea turtles since 1959. Its work is important and takes many different forms, ranging from research programmes and educational campaigns to relief efforts for injured or endangered animals.
The design of the DS Super PH500M Sea Turtle Conservancy goes back to a Certina model from 1968. Its 43 mm stainless steel case frames a brilliant blue dial with a sunray finish.
The unidirectional rotating bezel with blue aluminum is used together with the orange minute hand to set the dive time. A screw-down crown and Super-LumiNova® on the hands and indexes also ensure safety under water.
As an official diver’s watch, the unlimited Special Edition meets the rigorous requirements of the ISO 6425 diver’s watch standard, and is water-resistant to 500 meters. Its impressive, self-winding mechanical movement has a power reserve up to 80 hours and features an anti-magnetic NivachronTM balance spring.
A portion of the proceeds from each model sold goes to the STC to support its work. The watch’s blue textile strap is made from #tide ocean material®, which is based on plastics fished from the ocean. In addition, Certina uses fully recyclable materials for the watch box, and organic cotton and recycled polyester for the cushion inside.
The new DS Super PH500M Sea Turtle Conservancy will be available from authorized Certina dealers worldwide from May 2022.
Model: Certina DS Super PH500M Sea Turtle Conservancy
Powermatic 80.611 automatic, Swiss Made, anti-magnetic Nivachron™ balance spring
Power reserve: up to 80 hours
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Stainless steel 316L case
43 mm diameter
Unidirectional rotating diver’s bezel with blue aluminum ring
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Diver’s watch conformant with ISO 6425 – water resistant to 500 m
Blue dial with sunray finish; date at 3 o’clock
Hands and indexes with Super-LumiNova® coating
Blue fabric strap made from #tide ocean material® with pin buckle
DS (Double Security), modelled on historic predecessor, fabric strap made from #tide ocean material®, Powermatic 80 movement with Nivachron™ balance spring, STC special edition, sustainable packaging
Recommended retail price (Switzerland)