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Tradition and style with modern powerBASELWORLD 2013: The CERTINA DS – Limited Edition

Celebrating 125 years of history need not exclude the latest, most modern innovations. The CERTINA DS model is proof that tradition and progress are perfect allies, with a new automatic movement which can carry an extraordinary power reserve of 80 hours.

Blending design elements reminiscent of the brand's early years with more modern aesthetic detail such as PVD rose-gold finishing and a see-through case back, the DS sits comfortably between yesterday and today, and will be produced in a limited-edition anniversary series of only 5000 pieces.

The new ETA Powermatic 80 movement at the heart of the CERTINA DS is a powerful example of modern watchmaking achievement. Its exceptional power reserve of 80 hours ensures that through more than three full days, your DS will keep perfect time, ready to go back to work or play when you are. The DS unites elegance, precision and practicality by placing this extraordinary movement inside a beautiful 40mm polished 316L stainless-steel case with brushed lugs and a polished bezel. A transparent case back lets watch lovers cast a glance inside at the movement, whose black rotor is decorated with the CERTINA turtle logo as well as the inscription "125th Anniversary". A rounded sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating opens onto a black concave dial, decorated with the mention "125th Anniversary" and the former "double-C" CERTINA logo―also embossed over the crown tip, in a wink back at tradition and history. The gorgeous contrasting PVD rose-gold hands and indices are treated with Superluminova for greatest readability.

The DS is of course equipped with the CERTINA DS Concept, ensuring its water resistance up to a pressure of 10 bar (100m), and fastens with a brown leather strap and twin push-button butterfly buckle.