1970s Certina DS-2 SuperPH 1000M with black dial
Founded in 1888 as Grana and later rebranded as Certina, the company introduced the DS series in 1959, known for its enhanced shock and water resistance. The DS-2 SuperPH 1000M, launched in 1970, doubled the depth rating to 1,000 meters. These unique dive watches, including the DS-2 SuperPH 500M used in the Tektite I underwater habitat, have a dedicated following. Its bold and attention-grabbing yellow dial, complemented by orange accents, is sure to make a statement whether you’re on a boat or the beach.
Certina has a rich history in dive watches, and the DS-2 SuperPH 1000M stands out with its large 44.5mm stainless-steel case and impressive depth rating. Originally released in the 1970s, this model features a unidirectional rotating bezel, sword-shaped hands, and a recessed screw-down crown for a symmetrical look.
This Certina DS-2 SuperPH 1000M is in great condition overall, with a strong case and a few scratches. The dial and hands exhibit slight patina, and the bezel functions correctly. With its black strap and striking black dial, this watch is a standout piece.
The watch is powered by the Automatic caliber 25-651, reliable, robust, and accurate.