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Celebrating tradition with retro-flavoured modernityBASELWORLD 2013: DS-1 Automatic - 125th Anniversary Limited Edition

Presented as an elegant gent/lady duo-package edition limited to 1888 units, the DS-1 Automatic Anniversary Edition is intended to mark Certina's impressive company history: 125 years of quality, precision and reliability. With classical good looks and a sporty five-row brushed/polished stainless steel bracelet, the DS-1 blends traditional and contemporary flavours beautifully, in a his-and-hers edition that couples will love.

The DS-1 Automatic Limited Edition celebrates CERTINA's longstanding presence among the best in Swiss watchmaking tradition. A retro case in 316L stainless steel, reminiscent of the first 1960 DS 1 models, houses a new and original dial in true sport-classic design, with an elegant silver-shaded sunray-finished surface. The design is reinforced by a contrasting anthracite-coloured ring to mark individual seconds, indicated by a black central second hand, and guarded behind a gently-rounded sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating. A transparent case-back lets watch connoisseurs admire the finely crafted movement, reminder of the longstanding CERTINA commitment to technical excellence and flawless production begun in 1888 ― 125 brilliant years ago.

The hour and minute hands as well as the rectangular indices (at five-minute intervals) are treated with Superluminova, for clear and precise timekeeping under all lighting conditions. The DS-1 is equipped with CERTINA's DS Concept to ensure its water resistance up to a pressure of 10 bar (100m) and its crown wears a former company logo on its tip, as another subtle reminder of the brand's long and honourable history. To mark this important CERTINA anniversary, the new DS-1 is produced in a very small edition of only 1888 pieces, sold exclusively as a duo package with one each gents/ladies units. Both the gents 39mm and the smaller 30mm versions are equipped with similar and beautifully finished brushed/polished five-row stainless-steel bracelets ― the larger model fastened by a folding safety buckle and the ladies with a twin push-button butterfly buckle.

An exquisite way to participate in CERTINA's remarkable history, with a watch of tremendous quality, reliability and flair.