Certina DS+

Swiss watch brand Certina presents DS+, a brilliant new watch concept that offers not just a choice of straps, but a range of watch case shapes as well, to be combined to suit your personal preferences.

The customer may choose a sporty or a vintage look, a maritime or urban style. Thanks to an ingenious three-part design you can easily change the look of the watch without using any tools and in just a few steps.

For this new series, the brand has opted for the self-winding mechanical Powermatic 80 movement with Nivachron™ balance spring.

Certina DS+ kit

The Certina DS+ concept is based on a three-part construction: watch head, watch case and strap. Each of the three elements is a self-contained unit that can be combined as desired with the other two.

The round watch head, available with three different dials, is pressed from below into one of the six stainless steel watch cases and screwed securely into place using a separate crown on the case. An innovative gasket made of bio-sourced material ensures a perfect seal.

The strap lugs are located on the case, which makes it possible to use Certina’s quick-change system to attach the desired strap. Certina retail outlets offer the watches in three different kits, each with a watch head, two watch cases and two straps. All elements can also be purchased individually online.

Certina DS+ kit

Kit Aqua & Sport takes a dynamic approach: a black dial with sunray finish encounters the maritime watch case with a unidirectional black rotating bezel, and its sporty version with elongated flanks and six screws. Both are worn with a black and grey fabric strap made from #tide ocean material® and a three-row metal bracelet.

Certina DS + Kit Aqua & Sport

Kit Sport & Urban impresses with its elegant bi-colour visuals. The silver dial with gold-coloured indexes and sunray finish is a perfect complement to the pure urban version and its sporty counterpart with its gold PVD coating, dark brown leather strap and stainless steel Milanese bracelet.

Kit Urban & Heritage offers a vintage themed design. The dark blue dial with sunray finish and gold-coloured indexes comes with a cushion-shaped watch case with four visible screws and the bi-colour urban version, worn with the matching blue NATO fabric strap or three-row metal bracelet.

Certina DS+ kit

In addition to the hour, minute and seconds, the watch displays a date window at 6 o’clock. Thanks to its ultra-robust construction with screw-in case back and screw down crown it offers water resistance up to 20 bar (200 m).

Each kit is presented in an elegant box in which every element is held securely in its place. The packaging is made entirely of recyclable materials.

Certina DS+ kit

The many different personalisation options offered by the new DS+ can be experienced digitally and close at hand. The online configurator allows you to easily set up your personal favourite combination at any time and to have it sent directly to your home by the Certina Online Shop. Alternatively, you may wish to have a look at it using the Check& Reserve service at your preferred Certina retailer.

The three Certina DS+ kits sold at retail dealers, and the additional online order options, are available worldwide from October 2022.

Technical details

Movement
ETA Powermatic 80.611 automatic with Nivachron™ balance spring, Swiss Made,
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Power reserve: 80 hours

Watch head
Stainless steel 316L
Gasket made of biomaterial
Screw-down crown
Screw-in transparent case back
37.4 mm diameter
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 20 bar (200 m)

(1) Certina DS+ Kit Aqua & Sport

Certina DS+ Kit Aqua & Sport

Dial
Black with sunray finish
Second hand and numerals in white
Hour and minute hands with Super-LumiNova® coating

Watch cases

Aqua type
– Stainless steel 316L
– Round, 43 mm diameter, unidirectional rotating bezel with black aluminum ring
– Screw-down secure crown at 8 o’clock

Sports type
– Stainless steel 316L
– Round, 41 mm diameter, with six screws on the upper side of the steel bezel
– Screw-down secure crown at 10 o’clock

Strap/bracelet
Three-row stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp
Quick-change system
Grey-black strap made of #tide ocean material® with pin buckle
Quick-change system

(2) Certina DS+ Kit Sport & Urban

Certina DS+ Kit Sport & Urban

Dial
Silver dial with sunray finish;
Indexes with yellow gold-coloured PVD coating
Hour and minute hands with Super-LumiNova® coating

Watch cases

Sports type
– Stainless steel 316L, bezel with golden PVD coating
– Round, 41 mm diameter, with six screws on the upper side
– Screw-down secure crown at 10 o’clock

Urban type
– Stainless steel 316L
– Round, 40.0 mm diameter
– Screw-down secure crown at 10 o’clock

Strap/bracelet
Dark brown calfskin with pin buckle
Quick-change system
Stainless steel Milanese bracelet with butterfly clasp
Quick-change system

(3) Certina DS+ Kit Urban & Heritage

Certina DS+ Kit Urban & Heritage

Dial
Dark blue with sunray finish;
Indexes with yellow gold-coloured PVD coating
Hour and minutes hands with Super-LumiNova® coating

Watch cases

Urban type
– Stainless steel 316L, bezel with golden PVD coating
– Round, 40.0 mm diameter
– Screw-down secure crown at 10 o’clock

Heritage type
– Stainless steel 316L
– Cushion-shaped, 43.4 x 45.0 mm, with four screws on the top side
– Screw-down secure crown at 10 o’clock

Strap/bracelet
Three-row stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp
Quick-change system
Blue NATO strap with pin buckle
Quick-change system

Special features

DS (Double Security), exchangeable watch cases and straps, Nivachron™ balance spring

Reference/Price

Ref. C041.407.19.051.00, Kit Aqua & Sport: CHF 970.00
Ref. C041.407.19.031.01, Kit Sport & Urban: CHF 960.00
Ref. C041.407.19.041.01, Kit Urban & Heritage: CHF 940.00