DS-1 Powermatic 80 Himalaya

Reference: C029.807.16.031.60
Diameter: 40.00 mm
These models recall the first watch equipped with DS concept, which accompanied the first successful ascent of the Dhaulagiri in the Himalayas in 1960. Today vintage elements combine with a Powermatic 80 movement, and a special edition honours its famous predecessor.
EUR 690.- Recommended retail price (incl. VAT)
2 models


Case: DS Concept Stainless steel 316L See-trough case back
Bezel: Stainless steel 316L
Glass: Sapphire crystal Antireflection treatment on one side
Dial: Silver Index
Movement: Swiss Made Mechanical, automatic winding 80 h Power Reserve
Water resistance: Up to a pressure of 10 bar (100m)
Bracelet: Leather Embossed cow leather alligator look alike
Lining: Synthetic
Buckle: Stainless steel 316L Butterfly clasp with 2 push-buttons
Speciality: Special Edition


The "Himalaya Special Edition" honours one of the most significant expeditions of its time: the successful first ascent of the Dhaulagiri in 1960 – accompanied by extremely robust Certina watches. The special model features an engraving of the mountain panorama with the inscription "Dhaulagiri, 8167 m, 1960", which can be admired through the transparent case back.
Powermatic 80 Movement

Powermatic 80 Movement

Power reserve is the time a fully wound mechanical watch runs until it stops – usually between 38 and 42 hours. The Powermatic 80 calibre makes a power reserve of up to 80 hours possible! So you can leave this watch for up to three days before having to set it anew – if you can do without it for that long...
Subtly domed

Subtly domed

The extremely thin dial of this watch is lightly domed. In this way it takes up the classic lines of historic models from the 1960s and gives the modern timepieces an elegant retro touch.
DS-1 Powermatic 80 Himalaya Special Edition: The peak of reliability

DS-1 Powermatic 80 Himalaya Special Edition: The peak of reliability

This special version of the DS-1 recalls the first Certina with the DS Concept, which in 1960 accompanied an international expedition on the first successful ascent of the Dhaulagiri. Numerous details pay homage to its famous predecessor: the classic “Double-C” logo on the crown, for example, or the transparent case back bearing the inscription “Certina 1888 & Dhaulagiri 1960”. No question about it: This watch is ready for any and all adventures.