Presented earlier this year at Baselworld, it was an immediate sensation: watch fans and friends around the world have been eagerly awaiting the DS PH200M. And now Certina has celebrated its official premiere with an action-packed launch in Asia.
At an exclusive event held in Malaysia 27-28 September 2018, around 30 Chinese dealers were given the opportunity to take a hands-on look at the new timepiece. Accompanying the launch at the beach in Sabah were a number of maritime activities dedicated to the historic predecessor, which served as an inspiration for the new DS PH200M: The diver’s watch from 1967, which bore the same name, combined technical sophistication with timeless style – and that 50 years ago.
Certina President Adrian Bosshard wouldn’t have missed it for the world – the chance to launch the new timepiece with the vintage look in person in Malaysia. „The DS PH200M combines high-value mechanics and reliable Swiss precision with the character of a lifestyle that accepts no limits. I am very pleased to be here today to personally present this watch and its history to our Chinese friends.”
In the 1960s Certina watches accompanied a variety of maritime research projects. This experience inspired the brand in 1967 to develop the DS PH200M, which was dedicated to undersea life. The new interpretation of the same name combines its timeless design with an advanced automatic movement and numerous nostalgic details.