The latest chronograph from Swiss watchmaker Certina moves easily from one world to another. Its design is inspired by a model from the 1960s, but its heart beats to the rhythm of a state-of-the-art automatic movement with a silicon balance spring. The cushion-shaped case makes it a stylish accessory, while its chronograph functionality, water resistance up to 20 bar and the unidirectional rotating bezel testify to genuine sportiness. It’s perfectly obvious: the DS Chronograph Automatic 1968 feels right at home everywhere – and at any time.
Inspired by heroes from the past
This timepiece, which goes back to the DS Chronograph Automatic 1968, carries a legendary name: at the end of the 1960s the DS Argonaut caused a sensation with its striking case and robust workmanship. Inspired by this model, the Swiss watchmaker has developed a worthy successor that would cut a fine figure in any tale of mythical heroes. The DS Chronograph Automatic 1968 is presented in a cushion-shaped stainless steel case (43.5 mm x 43.5 mm) with a black PVD surface.
Sapphire crystal on the front and back of the watch provide optimal clarity and legibility. A round sapphire ring, fitted with a black/white scale printed from beneath, lends visual depth to the unidirectional rotating bezel. And thanks to their Super-LumiNova® coating, the sharply angled hands and indexes stand out clearly against the black dial even in the dark.
Functionality and resistance
An elegant vintage style is only one of the many facets of the new DS Chronograph Automatic 1968. Another is its sporty character, underscored, for example, by the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and complemented by the central stop seconds and a small seconds at 9 o’clock. The striking screw-down crown and water resistance up to 20 bar (200 m) contribute to enhanced robustness. The matt black leather strap with white decorative stitching – easily exchanged thanks to the Certina quick-change system – offers additional safety and comfort. Along with the black version, a stainless steel edition with orange accents on the dial and a black and white striped NATO strap made from recycled #tide ocean material® is also available.
A calm and steady heartbeat
Ticking tirelessly inside the watch is the A05.H31 automatic (self-winding) movement with a 60-hour power reserve. It is equipped with a silicon balance spring whose innovative material protects it against the everyday enemies of mechanical rate precision: magnetic fields, changes in temperature and shocks have no effect on its steady reliability.
The new DS Chronograph Automatic is available from July 2022 from authorised Certina dealers worldwide.
Equilibrium is essential to happiness. The Swiss watchmaker Certina has taken this maxim to heart and created a new, thoroughly feminine collection presenting overall harmony across diverse components. The interplay of different textures and colours, with COSC-certified quartz movements, scratch-resistant ceramic and a variety of straps, offers unlimited possibilities to express one’s own style – in a perfectly harmonious fashion, of course.
A balanced design
The new DS-6 Lady unleashes its potential. The starting point for its diverse incarnations is always a round, 35 mm stainless steel case with alternately satin-brushed and polished surfaces. Its sophisticated architecture provides visual depth: a high rehaut adds another level to the white, black or dark blue dial. It also brings colour into play – whether classic black, white or in refined bi-colour combinations.
Six Arabic numerals, slim hands and indexes, and the date at 6 o’clock complete the simple elegance of the look. The hour and minute hands are coated with the proven Super-LumiNova® luminous material, for optimal legibility even in the dark. The straps – in steel and ceramic or an especially sustainable material based on organic raw materials and recycled PET – are easily exchanged thanks to a quick-change system.
Une mécanique de pointe
Le cœur de la nouvelle DS-6 Lady est constitué d’un mouvement à quartz ultramoderne. Sa précision exceptionnelle a été vérifiée et confirmée par le Contrôle officiel suisse des chronomètres (COSC). Un indicateur de fin de vie avertit bien à l’avance du moment où la pile devra être changée. Grâce à sa conception ultra-résistante assurée par le principe de la Double sécurité (DS), cette montre est étanche jusqu’à une pression de 10 bar (100 mètres).
The new DS-6 Lady Collection is available from June 2022 from all authorised Certina dealers worldwide.