The latest model in the Certina Vintage range draws inspiration from multiple directions: The look of the DS PH200M comes straight from the Swinging Sixties – its technology, however, places it firmly in the modern day. Its extremely robust design and workmanship make it the ideal companion for all the highs and lows that life sends your way.
The predecessor to the DS PH200M dates back to 1967, as alluded to by many of the details that are faithful to the original: The black dial with red accent features, the black unidirectional graduated bezel and the turtle embossed in relief on the case back, to name a few examples. Yet, the new model leaves no time for nostalgia. The 42.8 mm diameter stainless steel case, the Super-LumiNova coated hands and indices, and the innovative Powermatic-80 automatic calibre with 80 hours power reserve provide a constant reminder that this watch is undoubtedly set in the here and now.
Another brand new feature is the pair of straps that come with the watch, made from Milanese stainless steel and blue-grey Nato. The sophisticated quick-change system allows the strap to be replaced easily without the need for any tools. Like its historical predecessor, the new DS PH200M draws on the original DS Concept of the 1960s. Unlike modern Certina watches, this timepiece features a hesalite edge domed crystal with a resistant NEX Scratchguard coating along with a separate mounting ring that ensures double security and water resistance up to 20 bar (200 m). The new DS PH200M proves itself a worthy and stylish successor to the 1967 original.