Festina was founded in 1902 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The motto Festina still holds today is ‘Festina Lente’ meaning, Hasten Slowly. In 1984 Festina was bought over by Spanish industrialist Miguel Rodriguez, who at that time, already owned Lotus. Rodriguez then formed the company Festina Lotus S.A. Since then the company headquarters had been moved to Barcelona and their movements are officially assembled on the Citizen Watch Company Japanese movement. No longer making them Swiss made.
Festina is the official timekeeper for the Tour De France, Tour De Romandie and the Tour De Suisse.
Festina Watches have a large variety of collections, varying from smart and sophisticated for evening wear to practical and accurate for those time trail days at the track.
Black Limited Edition: This collection of Festina Men’s watch shows off a robust yet stylish look. This Festina watch is loaded with many different features including a calendar, sapphire crystal glass, PVD plate on the case, 1/10th chronograph for giving it accurate lap times and 100m water resistance along with a rubber strap making it a good watch for any beginner divers. This watch embodies the sporty spirit that Festina watches are renowned for.
Chrono bike: As the name suggests this Festina Men’s watch collection is based upon the cycling history of Festina, coming in either a stainless steel bracelet or with a rubber strap there are many different exciting colours in this range. Featuring a 1/10th chronograph, calendar, mineral glass, 100m water resistance and many various strap/face combinations this range of watches can cater to almost anyone’s need.
Giro: This Festina watch collection was made in celebration of the sponsorship of Il Giro. With its sporty style and design the Giro would be a great watch for any form of athlete. The Giro range comes in an array styles and colours making it desirable to many different kinds of people. The features of this Festina watch include, either a stainless steel bracelet or rubber strap, chronograph, calendar, 100m water resistance making it suitable for water immersion such as swimming and a Japanese quartz movement powered by battery.
La Vuelta: The La Vuelta collection of Festina watches come in a wonderful array of colours and styles, making this range one of the most diverse of the Festina collections. This range features a chronograph, date window, 100m water resistance making it suitable for water immersion such as swimming and uses a Japanese quartz movement powered by battery. There are options on how you would like to tailor the watch to your own needs with a selection of different coloured faces and a choice of stainless steel bracelet, rubber strap or a padded military strap.
Ceramic: The Ceramic collection of Festina watches uses a brilliant combination of materials to create a young and modern look. There are 2 different models within the range; a standard face model which features include, 50m water resistance making it suitable for light water immersion, mineral glass and a stainless steel and ceramic bracelet with a push button release butterfly clasp. These features are also included in the chronograph model which also has a 100m water resistance making it suitable for immersion such as swimming and date window.
Dame: The Dame collection of Festina watches uses elegance and refinement as the basis behind the style. Coming in a large variety of shapes and size the Dame is another large collection designed by Festina. Features include, 50m water resistance making them suitable for light immersion, stainless steel case and a choice of a leather strap or stainless steel bracelet, mineral glass and a Japanese quartz movement powered by battery.
Dream: This Festina collection uses zirconium crystals around the bezel and on the face to add a bit of sparkle and style to the watch. The Dream collection comes in a large range of colours and styles including multi dials on selected models. The Dream collection features a 50m water resistance making them suitable for light immersion, rubber strap with buckle, stone set zirconium on the bezel and face in selected models, stainless steel case. The Dream collection is the perfect watch for any occasion.
Strictly Cosmopolitan: The Strictly Cosmopolitan collection of Festina watches, focuses on urban style, using bright colours and stone set zirconium to add sparkle and glamour. The features of the Strictly Cosmopolitan collection include a 50m water resistance making it suitable for light immersion, genuine leather strap, stainless steel case, mineral glass, multifunction dials and a Japanese quartz movement powered by battery.
Golden Dream: The Golden Dream collection uses a combination of gold PVD plated stainless steel and stone set zirconium to give a more luxurious appeal. The features include a leather or rubber strap on selected models, mineral glass, multi function dials on selected models, a 50m water resistance making them suitable for light immersion and a Japanese quartz movement powered by battery.