This month, Certina once more turns to the sea and its inhabitants with its latest. It’s clear from a first glance at the DS Super PH500M Sea Turtle Conservancy, the Swiss watchmaker’s most recent special edition, that this watch is different. For the first time, the annual STC edition appears with a vintage design combined with a bright blue colorway, while its commitment to the cause remains unchanged. A portion of the proceeds from sales will go to benefit the Sea Turtle Conservancy. Moreover, the strap is made from #tide ocean material, which is based on plastics fished from the ocean. In addition, the packaging is made from environmentally friendly materials, such as organic cotton and recycled polyester.
The design of the DS Super PH500M Sea Turtle Conservancy is inspired by 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 requirements of the ISO 6425 diver’s watch standard, and is water-resistant to 500 meters. Its Powermatic 80.611 offers a power reserve up to 80 hours and features an anti-magnetic Nivachron balance spring.
The new DS Super PH500M Sea Turtle Conservancy will be available from authorized Certina dealers worldwide from May 2022. Pricing will be around $980 when converted to USD.
To learn more, visit Certina, here.