Certina proudly unveils its latest masterpiece – the DS-1 Skeleton. This timepiece seamlessly marries the timeless simplicity of the classic Certina DS-1 with a tantalizing open-face design that’s both graceful and enigmatic.
At its core, the DS-1 Skeleton features a round cutaway window on its dial, a portal to an enchanting world where light plays its mesmerizing role, illuminating the beating heart of the watch – the Powermatic 80 movement.
The Powermatic 80 automatic movement is a testament to the exquisite artistry of Swiss watchmaking. In the debut DS-1 Skeleton models, you’ll find yourself drawn into a realm where every detail comes alive under the spotlight. The matte grey frame holding gears, jewels, and the balance spring, all elegantly showcased through the curved sapphire crystal that guards the dial. Bold, oversized indexes encircle the round, skeletal window, ensuring the hours are marked with striking clarity and contrast. And if you’re yearning to explore further, the transparent crystal on the watch’s reverse beckons, allowing you to admire the intricate mechanics within. With an impressive 80-hour power reserve and the inclusion of a NivachronTM balance spring, this movement not only wows with its magnetic resilience but also promises enduring precision and beauty.
Designed with an unwavering commitment to light and uncomplicated aesthetics, the DS-1 Skeleton is a classic three-handed companion, crafted in stainless steel and offered in three distinct variations, each with its own charm. Embrace the allure of the blue-dial version, elegantly paired with a polished and satin-brushed five-link stainless steel bracelet. For those with a penchant for fashion, a second iteration in steely grey boasts a Milanese mesh bracelet. Completing this inaugural DS-1 Skeleton collection is a third rendition, adorned with a rich dark brown leather strap that harmoniously complements the warm hues of the dial. Crisp and unblemished, the DS-1 Skeleton evokes the serene purity of the desert, shaped gently by the sands and winds of time.
But that’s not all; Certina’s commitment extends to the DS (Double Security) concept, ensuring that these timepieces are not just exquisite but robust. Thanks to a combination of seals, gaskets, and resilient materials, these watches are engineered to withstand shocks and water, providing enhanced durability.