Reliability, precision and innovation have underlined the Certina philosophy since 1888, year of the foundation of the company by the Kurth Brothers. In 1959, Certina developed its famous Double Security DS Concept, to bring to its watches exceptional sturdiness and outstanding water resistance. Certina has a long-standing commitment to sport, and motor racing in particular. It has stood next to a long list of great sport stars such as Mike Doohan, Sete Gibernau, Thomas Lüthi and Robert Kubica, and was for more than ten years Official Partner of the Sauber F1 Team. Since 2013, the brand has been Official Timekeeper of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) and, since 2015, Partner of the Abu Dhabi Total World Rally Team. A subsidiary of the world's largest international watchmaking organisation The Swatch Group, Certina is currently world leader in the Mid price sport-watch segment and represented in more than 60 countries.