Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80

The new DS-1 Powermatic embodies the practical, self-confident style of the 1960s that accompanied gifted explorers to outstanding achievement.

Its slightly retro look celebrates its long history as an exceptional timepiece, while keeping up with modern times, thanks to a Powermatic movement capable of up to 80 hours of power reserve.

A celebratory Himalaya Special Edition is also available, to mark the historical, first successful climb of the Dhaulagiri in 1960.

The superb finishing and attention to detail in the new DS-1 Powermatic 80 is a modern tribute to its long and illustrious history. CERTINA has retained its great qualities – of high resistance, precision and reliability, but built the new DS-1 using the latest production techniques and elements, including a Swiss-Made ETA Powermatic 80 movement which can bring up to 80 hours of power reserve.

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80

Inside the classy and beautifully contoured 40mm brushed/polished stainless-steel case, a sober yet modern, rounded anthracite-grey dial with sunray finishing greets the eye, protected by a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.

Faceted triangular HM hands, indices and central sweep seconds are finished in PVD rose gold, a stylish touch which enhances readability against the grey dial surface.

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80

A date window is placed at 3 o’clock and in memory of the 1960s, when the original model stood solidly beside renowned climbers as they journeyed up some of the world’s highest peaks, the DS-1 Powermatic proudly displays the former “double-C” CERTINA logo on the dial, as well as on the tip of its crown.

The DS-1 is of course assembled using the well known DS Concept, for great durability, and the watch is water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m). A brown leather strap with a twin push-button butterfly buckle ensures that the DS-1 is both comfortable and secure on the wrist.

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 Himalaya Special Edition

In honour of one of those major historical expeditions of its time – the first successful climb of the Dhaulagiri in 1960, supplied with early Certina DS-1 models – two special versions of the DS-1 Powermatic 80 have been created.

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 Himalaya Special Edition

The new series is produced as an “Himalaya Special Edition”, with a PVD rose gold ring and rectangular indices on its silver-coloured dial, as well as a see-through case back with a commemorative panoramic etching with the mention “Dhaulagiri, 8167m, 1960” and “CERTINA Mechanical Watches since 1888”on its automatic winder.

Technical details

Model: Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80

Swiss Made, Powermatic80 (up to 80 hours of power reserve)
H, M, central second, date

Brushed/polished 316L stainless steel
40 mm diameter
See-through case back
Water resistance: Water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m)
Crystal: Rounded sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Crown: Classic former “Double-C” CERTINA logo on crown tip

Rounded anthracite dial with sunray finish
Former “Double-C” CERTINA logo
Hands and indices with PVD rose-gold coating

Watch strap
Brown leather strap with twin push-button butterfly buckle

DS (Double Security)


Retail price
Switzerland CHF 660.-/ UK £ 495.- / IRL € 665.-

Other Versions
C029.807.16.031.01 – Silver dial, brown leather strap
Price: Switzerland CHF 660.- / UK £ 495.- / IRL € 665.-

C029.807.11.051.00 – Black dial, stainless steel bracelet
Price: Switzerland CHF 695.- / UK £ 520.- / IRL € 695.-

C029.807.16.031.60 – Himalaya Special Edition
Silver dial / rose-gold ring, PVD rose gold hands and indices
Brown leather strap
See-through case back, with mention: Certina 1888 & Dhaulagiri 1960
Price: Switzerland CHF 725.- / UK £ 530.- / IRL € 710.-

C029.807.11.031.60 – Himalaya Special Edition
Silver dial / silver ring, nickelled hands and indices
Stainless steel bracelet
See-through case back, with mention: Certina 1888 & Dhaulagiri 1960
Price: Switzerland CHF 745.- / UK £ 550.- / IRL € 745.-

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