today as in the past
60 years
of DS Concept

Since 1959 the DS Concept has been synonymous with maximum resistance. For well over sixty years we have made every effort to make watches capable of meeting all of life’s demands. Over the years the concept of Double Security has continually been adapted to reflect the latest technical standards.

The DS concept has literally taken Certina to unprecedented heights. Thanks to their remarkable resistance, our timepieces have repeatedly found their way onto the wrists of daring mountaineers and deep-sea divers. Through sophisticated research projects and extreme stress tests, the DS concept has consistently proven itself anew – making it the ideal companion for everyday adventures in the modern world.

60 years of DS Concept

DS-1 Big Date Powermatic 80

Special Edition

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the DS Concept, Certina launched a watch that would combine the timeless style of the late 1950s with the highest standards of the day. In 2019 the DS-1 Big Date 60th Anniversary stepped into the limelight, featuring an innovative Powermatic 80 calibre fitted with a paramagnetic Nivachron™ balance spring. The anniversary model of the DS Concept is a modern classic in its own right.

DS-1 Big Date