Certina is the personification of the sports and adventure ethos for which it has become so famous. It is not by chance that the company’s slogan is “Swiss quality with a true sporting spirit.” This Swiss master watchmaker is well known for its technological innovation and trendsetting in watchmaking, honed over many decades and which the company has made its enduring hallmark and that sets it apart.
The DS-1 is assembled using Certina’s well-known DS (Double Security) Concept, for greater durability, and the watch is water-resistant up to an impressive pressure of 10 bar (100 m). The watch includes a beautifully contoured 40mm brushed/polished stainless-steel case, whilst faceted triangular hands, indices and central sweep seconds are finished in PVD rose-gold, a stylish touch which enhances readability against the grey dial surface.
The Certina C029.807.16.031.60 DS-1 Powermatic 80 watch is steeped in this deep sense of history and adventure. In 1960, the Certina DS scaled new heights in the Himalayas. A successful first climb of the Dhaulagiri (8222 m) in the mountain range was made by a Swiss team exclusively equipped with Certina DS watches, which were able to withstand all changes in pressure and altitude. This DS-1 Powermatic 80 range pays homage to that momentous achievement. A date window is placed at 3 o’clock, a harkening back to the 1960s. A brown leather strap with a twin push-button butterfly buckle enhances the look of retro cool, even though this watch is made with the most modern, cutting-edge technology.
Besides the Himalaya Special Edition, this heritage DS-1 collection by Certina offers alternative with stainless steel bracelet and other dial colors, for the man who lives life to the full and in the spirit of adventure. This is a watch for the rugged man, the man who is quietly confident - the man who seeks to climb and conquer his own mountain in whatever he does.