In a last ditched attempt to stave off the Japanese conquest, that was in fact by now unstoppable, they cut corners and ride on their name.
Certina, one of the most respected watchmakers, renowned for robust quality and impeccable finish, has in this model forsaken their own movement for this Peseux 1046. They try to cover this by stamping there own caliber No. 408K on the main bridge and finish it off with a good Certina nickel plated finish and the movement is clamped to the case making it quite solid. But it’s not a Certina movement.
It’s a dress watch without any seals. The dial is plain with thin elegant hands, no sweep hand, and the index markers are painted white to match the hands.
The dial is a nice brown with an iridescent look. The case is plain and thin. Overall, it’s a very nice dress watch but ordinary, ordinary in style and quality, any commercial brand could have marketed a watch like this.