Certina presents the new DS-2 Powermatic 80

March 2022

Certina presents the new DS-2 Powermatic 80

The path of history is marked with names and dates at significant points along the way. In the records of Swiss watchmaker Certina, the year 1968 marks one such milestone. At the time, the DS-2 set new standards in terms of resistance. Today the brand brings the striking look of the 60s back to life, adding a state-of-the-art automatic movement with anti-magnetic NivachronTM balance spring.


ith the first DS-2 from 1968, Certina began a new chapter in the making of extremely reliable watches, taking up the very successful – and exceptionally stylish – story that had begun nine years earlier with the DS-1. The DS-2 earned high marks, as it does today, for its tonneau-shaped case, “an ellipse capped at both ends”, as the 1968 product presentation put it. The soft corners and edges are combined with a round dial and sapphire crystal.

The new DS-2 is available in four versions, with dials in matt black and satin-brushed silver, blue or black. Rectangular hands and indexes with Super-LumiNova highlighting underscore the vintage look of the watch. The stainless steel case (width 40mm, length 38 mm) is worn on a Milanese mesh bracelet or a NATO strap made of #tide ocean material®, which is based on plastics fished from the ocean.

Though there’s a striking external resemblance to the older version, the interior of the new DS-2 is clearly an original piece of work. The current model features a state-of-the-art automatic movement with up to 80 hours of power reserve and an anti-magnetic NivachronTM balance spring – clearly visible through the sapphire crystal case back – that reliably drives the hours, minutes and second hands, along with the date display at 3 o’clock. Thanks to the screw-down crown and Double Security (DS) system, the watch is water-resistant to 20 bar (200 m).

Certina presents the new DS-2 Powermatic 80

Certina presents the new DS-2 Powermatic 80

Certina presents the new DS-2 Powermatic 80



  • ETA Powermatic 80.611 automatic movement with Nivachron™ balance spring
  • Swiss Made
  • Hours, minutes, seconds, date
  • Power reserve: 80 hours


  • Polished/satin-brushed stainless steel 316L, tonneau-shaped, 40 x 38 mm
  • Screw-down crown
  • Screw-in sapphire crystal case back


  • Silver-coloured
  • Hands and indexes with Super-LumiNova® coating
  • Date at 3 o’clock

Water resistance:

  • Up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m)


  • Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on one side


  • Anthracite-coloured fabric strap made from #tide ocean material®
  • Pin buckle

Special features:

  • DS (Double Security), after the historical model, anti-magnetic Nivachron™ balance spring

Reference / Price:

  • C024.407.18.031.00 Satin-brushed silvery dial, anthracite-coloured fabric strap Switzerland CHF 860
  • C024.407.18.041.00 Satin-brushed dark blue dial, dark blue fabric strap Switzerland CHF 860
  • C024.407.18.081.00 Satin-brushed black dial, anthracite-coloured fabric strap Switzerland CHF 860
  • C024.407.11.051.00 Black lacquer dial, Milanese bracelet in stainless steel Switzerland CHF 925

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