Certina DS PH200M Powermatic 80, New Version

In 2018 Certina caused a sensation with the reissue of its historic DS PH200M. And today the Swiss watchmaker presents a new version of the vintage maritime timepiece: With its stainless steel Milanese bracelet, the DS PH200M cuts a particularly elegant figure. The watch also comes with a gray-blue NATO strap that can be fitted without special tools – making it easy to vary the look of the timepiece at will. Its heartbeat remains unchanged – the Powermatic 80 automatic movement with a power reserve of up to 80 hours.

 

The original DS PH200M dates back to 1967. The new edition features a range of details modelled on the original, transporting the wild 1960s into the present: the black dial with red accents or the scaled, unidirectional rotating black bezel, for example, and the turtle in relief on the case back.

Other key features serve to anchor the timepiece firmly in the present, including the 42.8 mm stainless steel case, Super-LumiNova coated hands and indexes, and the innovative Powermatic 80 automatic movement with power reserve up to 80 hours. New in this edition are the two bracelets, one a stainless steel Milanese mesh, the other a blue-gray NATO strap. A practical system makes it easy to exchange one for the other without using any tools.

Like its historic predecessor, the new DS PH200M is equipped with the original DS Concept from the 1960s. In contrast to contemporary Certina watches, the vintage reissue makes use of a domed hesalite box crystal with scratch-resistant NEX Scratchguard coating and a separate mounting ring to provide Double Security – and water resistance up to 20 bar (200 m).

Technical details

Movement
Automatic ETA Powermatic 80.111, Swiss Made, Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Power reserve: up to 80 hours

Case
Polished stainless steel 316L, 42.8 mm diameter
Rotating bezel with immersion time scale, screw-down crown
Screw-down case back
Case back with Certina turtle logo
Bezel in anodized black aluminum with protective Super-LumiNova® marking
Crystal: Domed hesalite box crystal with NEX Scratchguard coating
Water resistance: Up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m)

Dial
Matt black dial
Hands and indexes coated with Super-LumiNova®
Seconds hand with red tip; date at 3 o’clock

Strap
Milanese stainless steel with butterfly clasp and two pushers
Gray-blue NATO fabric strap with pin buckle

Special features
DS (Double Security), enhanced water resistance, Re-issue of a historic watch from the 1960s, two straps (exchangeable),special packaging

Reference / Price
C036.407.11.050.00: CHF 745.- / GBP 645.-

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