Certina, in addition to being one of the centuries-old Swiss watch brands with a long history, is also one of the most undervalued on the market, despite doing an excellent job offering excellent quality watches at very competitive prices.
The connection that the brand maintains with maritime life is a commitment assumed a long time ago, namely in the fight for the conservation of turtles and their habitats and it is in this sense that Certina is one of the specialist brands in the manufacture of diving watches, among which the DS model is found with numerous variants.
The latest addition to the Certina universe is the new DS Action Diver 43mm stealth. Enclosing a robust black PVD steel case measuring 43mm in diameter, 13.1mm thick and with a lug-to-lug distance of 51mm. On the outside, we can also find a unidirectional matte black ceramic bezel with a pip-lume at a 12-hour marker, sapphire glass front, screw-down crown and case back, the first with the brand’s signature protected by crown guards, and the second engraved with the silhouette of a turtle as is the tradition and 300m of water resistance.
On the lacquered black dial, hour markers and hands all filled with Super-LumiNova, a lollipop centre seconds hand, a date window at 3 o’clock and the inscriptions of the brand at 12 o’clock plus three lines and text on the opposite side at 6 o’clock.
Inside it comes equipped with the Caliber 80.611 automatic movement better known as the Powermatic 80, which reaches 21,600 Vph and offers up to 80 hours of power reserve.
The new DS Action is attached to a matching black nylon strap made from recycled material.
The watch is already available in the brand’s official boutiques and authorized retailers and can be purchased for €990.
We believe that our opinion on the quality of this watch was very clear in the introductory notes and therefore we can only say that despite its 43mm width, its full black colour makes it fit much smaller.
More information at www.certina.com.
Model: DS Action Diver
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 43 mm Diameter, 13.1 mm Thickness
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Solid screw-down
Water Resistance: 300 Meters
Strap: Black fabric strap
Calibre: POWERMATIC 80.611
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, dive bezel
Frequency: 21,600 vph
Power Reserve: 80 Hours
Price: € 990