Certina presented the new DS Powermatic 80 watch equipped with a new automatic movement that provides impressive 80 hours of power reserve. This novelty perfectly combines Certina’s design elements from early years with contemporary aesthetic details, and on the best way celebrates the brand’s 125th Anniversary. The new model was officially presented during the watch fair in Basel.
Modernity of the new Certina’s watch is reflected through various elements, such as PVD rose-gold finishing and a see-through case back, while the retro details are mostly visible on its dial.
The new DS Powermatic 80 is powered with the Swiss made ETA CO7.111 mechanical automatic movement which integrates a new spring barrel and a decorated rotor. The self-winding mechanism is built on 23 jewels and oscillates at the frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour (3 Hz). It animates the following functions: hours, minutes, seconds and date.
The outstanding quality of the newly developed mechanism is confirmed by the COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse Chronomètres) certification. The same caliber powers the Tissot Luxury Powermatic 80 model which we have also had the opportunity to see recently at Baselworld 2013. This caliber is also known as Powermatic 80.
The watch is housed in a polished stainless steel case which incorporates a narrow bezel. The case measures 40mm in diameter and it is protected on both sides with antireflective sapphire crystals. The case construction provides water resistance up to more than sufficient 100 meters (about 330 feet). The former Certina’s “double C” logo is placed on the crown tip.
The new DS Powermatic 80 has a black, cambered dial with only a few details. The vintage “double C” logo is placed at the 12 o’clock position, while “125th Anniversary” is inscribed on the opposite side. Other details, such as hour markers, hands and Arabic numerals 3, 9 and 12 are treated with pink gold PVD and coated with Superluminova for the greatest readability.
All watch aficionados will be thrilled to see the new mechanism at work through the transparent case back. On the back side, you can see a black rotor adorned with the brand’s tortoise logo, as well as the words “125th Anniversary”.
The new Cartina watch is issued in a limited edition of 5,000 specimens. Each timepiece is teamed with an elegant brown leather strap with a butterfly clasp and two pushers, which keeps the watch secured to the wearer’s wrist.