To mark the 60th anniversary of the DS Concept, two consonants that bring together all the reliability and durability of a Certina watch, the Biel-Bienne brand is presenting a new model in the vintage design, this time dressed in green.

Born in 1959, the DS Concept of Double Security is based on a series of standards that allow you to have a Certinawristwatch on your wrist that is praised for its reliability and resistance in order to go through life and endure the ravages of time without a scratch, or almost. These standards have evolved over the past 60 years to embrace the latest technological innovations such as the invention of NivachronTM, the material of which the balance spring is made and which makes it possible to increase resistance to magnetic fields and to adapt to lifestyle changes. Now, the watch company based in Biel-Bienne is presenting the DS-1 Big Date 60th Anniversary, a watch equipped with modern technical finery while at the same time being endowed with a vintage look – and all this at less than 1,000 euro!

certina ds 1 big date 60 th anniversary closeupIts steel case measuring fully-unisex dimensions of 41mm in diameter features a specially engraved case back to mark this 60th anniversary and is waterproof up to 100m deep. This solid case houses the famous Powermatic 80, an automatic movement designed by ETA which, as its name suggests, provides an energy reserve of 80 hours.

certina ds 1 big date 60 th anniversary lifestyleDressed in a beautiful emerald green, the domed dial is decorated with a sunray finish and enhanced by a ‘fade effect’ that starts lighter at the center and progresses darker towards the edges. The hours, minutes and seconds are indicated by two dauphine style needles and a fine silver second hand skimming over a chapter ring composed of faceted arrowhead hour markers. At 6 o’clock, a double window displays the date in black on a white background for optimal readability.

To complete this vintage look, the DS-1 Big Date 60th Anniversary from Certina is worn on a Milanese steel mesh bracelet with a butterfly buckle.

Price: EUR 925

By Sharmila Bertin