CERTINA – DS-1 POWERMATIC 80
Introducing the Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80
A Swiss expedition left on May 13th 1960 to become the first to reach the top of Dhaulagiri, one of the highest peaks (8167m high) in the Himalayas in Nepal, ten days later. The mountaineers wore the first Certina models on their wrists during the historic ascent.
It’s only natural that the watch brand has designed a special series in tribute to this amazing feat of humanity: the Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 “Himalaya Special Edition.”
The watch is fuelled by a powerful self-winding Powermatic 80 calibre which, as the name suggests, provides an 80-hour power reserve. The domed silver dial has a rose gold PVD central ring and bears the hours, minutes and seconds in the centre alongside the date at 3. The 40mm steel case back’s sapphire crystal gives you a glimpse of the movement and its oscillating weight engraved with a mountain and the words “Dhaulagiri, 8167m, 1960.”
Price: 660 CHF (standard edition) – 725 CHF (special edition)
By Sharmila Bertin
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