06/13/2013

DS-1 Automatic ― 125th Anniversary Limited Edition

Celebrating tradition with retro-flavoured modernity

The DS-1 Automatic Limited Edition is presented as an elegant gent/lady duo-package edition, limited to 1888 units to celebrate Certina’s impressive history: 125 years of quality, precision and reliability. A case in 316L stainless steel, reminiscent of 1960 DS 1 models, houses a dial of sport-classic influence with a silver-shaded sunray finish. The design is reinforced by a contrasting anthracite-coloured ring to mark seconds, shown by a black central second hand, behind a rounded sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating. A transparent case-back lets watch connoisseurs admire the finely crafted movement, while the hour and minute hands as well as the rectangular indices are treated with Superluminova, for clear and precise timekeeping under all lighting conditions. The DS-1 is equipped with CERTINA's DS Concept to ensure water resistance up to a pressure of 10 bar (100m) and its crown wears the former ‘double-C’ logo on its tip, as a reminder of the brand's important history. The DS-1 is produced in a small edition of only 1888 pieces, sold exclusively as a duo package with one each gents/ladies units. Both the 39mm and the 30mm versions are equipped with beautifully finished brushed/polished five-row stainless-steel bracelets ― the larger model fastened by a folding safety buckle and the ladies’ with a twin push-button butterfly buckle.