The new Certina DS-1 Himalayan Series Powermatic 80 long-powered watch shows the pragmatic and confident style of the 1960s, and accompanies talented explorers to brilliant achievements. The slightly retro look pays tribute to the long history of unique timepieces, and the 80-hour power reserve Powermatic 80 movement keeps the watch up to date. A special Himalaya special edition has also been released to commemorate this watch’s first successful ascent to Dhaulagiri following the expedition in 1960.
The details of the new DS-1 Powermatic 80 watch are exceptionally refined, a modern carol with a long and distinguished history. Certina has always maintained its outstanding quality-highly waterproof, highly accurate and highly reliable, while incorporating the very advanced production technology and elements into the manufacture of the new DS-1 watch, with a Swiss-made power reserve of up to 80 hours ETA Powermatic 80 movement.
In the elegant and beautiful 40mm matte / polished stainless steel case, the modern round smoky gray dial with sunburst decoration is pleasing to the eye, protected by the anti-glare sapphire crystal glass. Faceted triangular hour and minute hands, hour markers, and central seconds hand are decorated with PVD-plated rose gold to enhance readability against a gray surface background without sacrificing stylish texture. The date window is set at 3 o’clock. In commemoration of its prototype, it steadily accompanied famous climbers to the highest peaks in the world in the 1960s. The DS-1 Powermatic 80 watch is a classic used by Certina ‘ The ‘Double C’ logo is designed on the dial and crown, showing pride. The DS-1 watch, of course, also uses the well-known DS double insurance technology to ensure its excellent durability and water resistance to 10 bar (100 meters). The brown leather strap is equipped with a two-button butterfly clasp, which ensures the comfort and safety of the DS-1 watch on the wrist.
The DS-1 Powermatic 80 also features two commemorative editions, paying tribute to one of the historic adventures of the time — the expedition team wearing the original Certina DS-1 model first successfully reached the summit in 1960 Lagiri Peak. The new series is called ‘Himalaya Special’, the silver dial with PVD rose gold plated ring and rectangular hour markers, the transparent back cover has a monumental mountain panorama pattern, and ‘Dhaulagiri’ is engraved on its automatic winding device. ‘, 8167m, 1960’ (Doragiri Peak in 1960, 8167 meters above sea level) and ‘CERTINA Mechanical Watches since 1888’. A moment in history is precious.
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