Certina DS-1 Automatic Day-Date Watch matches a broad and open face inside a classic case with nice contours and a transparent case back. This newcomer shows a sober timeless design with a slightly retro influence.
The watch is housed in a round stainless steel case with the diameter of 39 mm. The case is protected on both sides with sapphire crystals with anti-reflective coatings. The case construction provides water resistance up to 100 meters (approximately 330 feet). On the right side of the case, there is a screw-down crown with Certina’s logo on the tip.
Underneath the front sapphire glass lies a highly-legible and uncluttered dial. The sleek, black or anthracite dial comprises Superluminova-coated hands and nickel-coated indices. There is also a nicely graduated seconds scale divided at 5-minute intervals. Further, the name of the day is shown in a large semi-circular window located above the Certina name, while the date window is situated on the opposite side, at the 6 o’clock position, under the inscription “DS-1 Automatic.”
The new DS-1 Automatic Day-Date Watch is equipped with the Swiss-Made ETA 2834-2 automatic movement which provides reliable and precise timekeeping under the most demanding circumstances, thanks to brand’s famous DS Concept (Double Security) that protects the watch against dust, shock and moisture. The impeccable movement can be viewed through a see-through sapphire crystal case back of the watch.
Certina offered two models of DS-1 Automatic Day-Date Watch. The first one (the referent number is C006.430.11.051.00) comes with a five-row stainless steel bracelet with a folding safety buckle and a black dial surface, while the second version (the referent number is C006.430.16.081.00) is attached to a brown leather strap and folding buckle with two push-buttons. This model features an anthracite and sunray-finished dial.
Certina DS-1 Automatic Day-Date adds an aesthetic touch to Certina’s Gent Automatic Collection which is already famous for its top quality, reliability and elegance.
In 2012, Certina launched several new models, such as DS Action Diver Automatic Chronograph, DS Podium GMT Chrono Limited Edition Sauber F1 Team, Ds First Chronograph, DS Master Black, DS-1 Automatic, DS Multi-8 Black Version, as well as delightfully feminine DS Dream Watch.