CERTINA DS-1 Automatic 125th Anniversary (His & Hers) Limited Edition

This year, Swiss watch brand CERTINA is celebrating its 125th anniversary and to celebrate this occasion, the brand is launching some memorable timepieces. Presented as an elegant gent/lady duo-package edition limited to 1888 units, the DS-1 Automatic Anniversary Edition of pair watches seduces the admires with its classical good looks and a sporty five-row brushed/polished stainless steel bracelet.

The DS-1 Automatic Limited Edition celebrates CERTINA’s longstanding presence among the best in Swiss watchmaking tradition. A retro case in 316L stainless steel, reminiscent of the first 1960 DS 1 models, houses a new and original dial in true sport-classic design, with an elegant silver-shaded sunray-finished surface. The design is reinforced by a contrasting anthracite-coloured ring to mark individual seconds, indicated by a black central second hand, and guarded behind a gently-rounded sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating.

A transparent case-back lets watch connoisseurs admire the finely crafted movement, reminder of the longstanding CERTINA commitment to technical excellence and flawless production begun in 1888 ― 125 brilliant years ago. The hour and minute hands as well as the rectangular indices (at five-minute intervals) 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 its water resistance up to a pressure of 10 bar (100m) and its crown wears a former company logo on its tip, as another subtle reminder of the brand’s long and honourable history.

To mark this important CERTINA anniversary, the new DS-1 is produced in a very small edition of only 1888 pieces, sold exclusively as a duo package with one each gents/ladies units. Both the gents 39mm and the smaller 30mm versions are equipped with similar and 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.  Approximate retail price for this dual package (Gent’s & ladies’) limited edition is CHF 1680.

Technical details

Movement
Swiss-Made Automatic
Gents model: ETA 2824, Ladies model: ETA 2671
H, M, central seconds, date

Case
Diameter: Gents: 39 mm, Ladies: 30 mm
Brushed/polished 316L stainless-steel case
See-through case back
Water resistance: Water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100m)
Crystal: Sapphire crystal, rounded, with anti-reflection coating
Crown: Classic former “double-C” CERTINA logo on crown tip

Dial
Silver-shaded with sunray surface finish
Superluminova on hands and indices

Watch bracelet
Gents model: Five-row stainless-steel (brushed/polished) with folding safety buckle
Ladies model: Five-row stainless-steel (brushed/polished) with butterfly buckle and twin push-buttons

Specificity:
DS (Double Security)
Certina Special Anniversary Edition, limited to 1888 pieces
Only sold as a pair (gents/ladies duo package in special box)

References
C006.407.11.031.99

Retail price
Switzerland CHF 1680.- / UK £ 1280.- / IRL € 1425.

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