Certina has a well-earned repute for high-quality sports activities watches that received’t break the financial institution. With greater than 130 years of historical past beneath its belt, the model is aware of a factor or two about sturdy dive watches. It launched the DS (double safety) idea in 1959 with a watch that was each shock-resistant and water resistant to 200 metres. The most recent DS Motion Diver 43mm brings a few of the greatest fashionable options to a basic, no-nonsense design that skilled divers or weekend warriors can get pleasure from. And even with an extended listing of extremely enticing options, it’s nonetheless fairly accessible.
Certina affords the mannequin in two sizes with the DS Motion Diver 38mm and 43mm (with particular editions just like the DS Motion Diver Powermatic 80 ‘Sea Turtle Conservancy’ Particular Version). The most recent diver is 43mm in diameter and 13.1mm in top, which is nigh an identical to prior fashions. It’s brushed with a refined again, which has the embossed turtle brand over a matte background. A extra sturdy ceramic insert replaces aluminium for the unidirectional rotating bezel and has the identical 60-minute set-up with an in depth 15-minute scale. A pearl with Tremendous-LumiNova sits inside the triangular marker.
The screw-down crown (with partial guard) and a stable screw-down caseback contribute to a water-resistance score of 300 metres, and the case meets the ISO 6425 customary for dive watches. A sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating protects the dial. The 21mm three-link bracelet comes with a folding buckle and handy built-in diver’s extension. A second set of pushers will shortly lengthen the bracelet (with out instruments) for carrying over a wetsuit. In brief, the DS Motion Diver 43mm Powermatic 80 is every thing you’d anticipate from knowledgeable, absolutely geared up dive watch.
The dial has very legible utilized indices full of Tremendous-LumiNova. Giant, triangular ones mark 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, with round counterparts marking the remainder. A date window sits at 3 o’clock. The hour and minute arms and the lollipop seconds hand even have Tremendous-LumiNova inserts. There are six color choices for the up to date DS Motion Diver 43mm Powermatic 80, together with a black dial/bezel, darkish blue dial/bezel and darkish inexperienced dial/bezel; the primary two have an choice for yellow gold PVD on elements of the case and bracelet. There’s additionally a black dial/bezel with beige accents utilizing a titanium case and bracelet (with a NATO strap choice).
Powering the DS Motion Diver 43mm replace 2022 is the ETA Powermatic 80.611 with an anti-magnetic Nivachron steadiness spring. It has 23 jewels, beats at 21,600vph (3Hz) and delivers an 80-hour energy reserve. Features embody central hours, minutes, hacking seconds, and date. The Powermatic 80 (based mostly on the ETA 2824-2) is a well-liked, accessibly priced fashionable calibre utilized by many Swatch Group manufacturers (together with Certina).
The brand new 2022 Certina DS Motion Diver 43mm Powermatic 80 is a reliable dive watch with a no-nonsense perspective. The usual black and silver mannequin is essentially the most basic, however the number of dial and bezel colors, together with yellow gold PVD and titanium choices, supply a pleasant selection. Costs are accessible for what you’re getting, beginning at CHF 880 for the all-stainless metal fashions with black, darkish blue, or darkish inexperienced dial/bezel, CHF 945 for fashions with yellow gold PVD on the case and bracelet, CHF 970 for the titanium case with NATO strap and CHF 1,055 for the titanium case and bracelet. All fashions can be out there in February 2022.
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