Equipped with a three-row brushed stainless-steel bracelet, the new DS Action is an impressive timepiece. Its broad bezel, oversized indices and skeletonised hands make reading the time a quick and easy task under all conditions. Those sporty attributes are enhanced by the uncompromising accuracy of its cutting-edge PrecidriveTM movement. The DS Action's bold dial comes in a variety of different colours, black, blue or green, to match the preferences of every watch lover—gent or lady.
The brushed 316L stainless-steel case of the new, Precidrive-equipped CERTINA DS Action is slightly oversized at 41 mm, to ensure a comfortable fit on both masculine and feminine wrists. Its broad, polished unidirectional bezel wears large, highly-visible numerals, as well as Superluminova markings around the first quadrant, from 12 to 3 o’clock. Behind a sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating on both faces, the black dial carries a date window conveniently placed at 3 o'clock. Additional Superluminova has been applied to the skeletonised HM hands, red-tipped central second hand, large dots at each five-minute mark and inside the bold triangular indices at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock, to ensure optimal underwater readability.
The multiple safety features and famous DS Concept (Double Security) assembly make the DS Action especially well-suited to demanding environments. A screw-on case back, as well as a protected screw-in crown inscribed with the letters "DS", allow a very high level of protection. The timepiece is water-resistant up to a pressure of 30 bar (300 m) and the presence of the historical CERTINA turtle logo on its case back is a faithful reminder of the DS Action’s outstanding quality and reliability.
Other versions of the DS Action are available to suit different tastes. A three-row stainless-steel bracelet version, another in full titanium, and a model with a rubber strap, all three of which are equipped with the same twin-push-button buckle with diver extension, for highest safety.
Reliability, precision and innovation have underlined the Certina philosophy since 1888, year of the foundation of the company by the Kurth Brothers. In 1959, Certina developed its famous Double Security DS Concept, to bring to its watches exceptional sturdiness and outstanding water resistance. Certina has a long-standing commitment to sport, and motor racing in particular. It has stood next to an ever-growing list of great sport stars such as Mike Doohan, Alex Crivillé, Petter Solberg, Sete Gibernau, Thomas Lüthi, Robert Kubica and also boxing legend Muhammad Ali. Since 2005, Certina has been Official Partner of the Sauber F1 Team and since 2013 Official Timekeeper of the FIA WRC World Rally Championship. A subsidiary of the world's largest international watchmaking organisation Swatch Group, Certina is currently world leader in the sport watch segment, and is represented in more than 60 countries.