If you could have just one watch in your collection, then you want to make sure it looks right at every occasion. It needs to compliment a suit and tie, but also feel at home on the weekends next to something more casual.
We think the new DS Action Day-Date Powermatic 80 by Certina nails this brief, thanks to its classically good looking design, with sporty blue dial and luxurious cognac leather strap.
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As well as looking sophisticated, the Powermatic 80 is water resistant to 20 bar (200 metres), and its self-winding mechanical movement has a long power reserve of 80 hours.
The dial, available in blue, silver or black, features a day and date complication at three o’clock, and is housed inside a 41mm stainless steel case.
The front and back are made from sapphire crystal, with the latter giving you a view of the Swiss-made ETA Powermatic 80.621 automatic movement. The case back and crown are both screw-down, which contributes towards that impressive 200 metres of water resistance.
Certina has fitted the Powermatic 80 with a calfskin strap with butterfly clasp, while the hands and hour markers are coated with Super-LumiNova to make them glow at night.
The Powermatic 80 with blue dial and cognac strap is priced at £595 (CHF 695), while a model with a black dial is £570, and the silver dial option will cost you £645. All are available now.