DS-1 Big Date 60th Anniversary: A Stylish, Modern Interpretation Of Certina’s Icon

  1. Jeremy
  2. September 10, 2019 4:47 pm

DS-1 Big Date 60th Anniversary: A Stylish, Modern Interpretation Of Certina's Icon

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For 60 years, the initials “DS” have promised reliability. Ever since, the ultra-robust concept has been altered many times over to meet the exacting demands of modern living. To mark the anniversary, Certina has crafted a timepiece that combines the evergreen style of the past with the most advanced features and specifications of today.

The DS-1 Big Date 60th Anniversary presents a dark green dial elevated by the traditional elegance of a Milanese bracelet. It also boasts an automatic movement that sets new standards in terms of anti-magnetism – thanks to its innovative Nivachron™ balance spring.

The domed dial is presented with pride in the signature Certina green. The dégradé effect and sunburst finish enhance the intense hue and lend visual depth. A big date at 6 o’clock, finely faceted wedge-shaped indexes and long hands ensure legibility, while the back of the 41 mm diameter case has a commemorative 60th anniversary imprint. Rounding off the stylish, elegant look is a stainless steel Milanese mesh bracelet.

At the heart of Certina’s latest model is the Powermatic 80 movement: along with a power reserve of up to 80 hours, it features a completely new type of balance spring made from Nivachron™. This innovative construction was developed with the Swatch Group to enable improved resistance to magnetic fields. Certina is now among the first brands to make use of this new material. Because it is based on titanium, the Swiss-made balance spring is also highly resistant to fluctuations in temperature and offers exceptional shock resistance.

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