Certina made high quality watches, and this New Art is housed in an 18k gold case.


Steel Certina cases have the serial numbers on the case back, which makes them easy to date. Cases made in Switzerland have hallmarks for 18k gold, but these do not include date marks. But we have found an advert from a Swedish magazine featuring this New Art watch in 1968, so we are pretty confident this will have been made circa 1968.


The manual wind movement is housed in a one piece case, accessed via a split stem crown and by popping out the crystal. As the watch does not need adjustment, happily running on the timegrapher at -5 seconds a day, we haven’t opened the case. The rich colour of 18k gold is always easy to spot, and this watch wears large than the sizes would suggest. This article by Hodinkee tries to explain why squared cases appear bigger. The dial is a the same rich colour as the case, and has minimal marks. The hands have lume towards the end of the tips, and black on the main part of the hand, although this is missing on the hour hand. The strap is new, and the acrylic crystal is free of any deep scratches having been polished. The clever design of the tapering case makes the watch appear especially thin on the wrist. The lightly used brown leather strap can be swapped for a new black leather item if preferred.

This watch will be supplied with our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown 31.1 mm

Width without crown 28.8 mm

Between lugs 18 mm

Lug to lug length 35.5 mm

Case Thickness 8.0 mm

Bracelet maximum length n/a

All sizes are approximate.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses. If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries. Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

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