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certina ds action gmt automatic is the unassuming watch for the world traveller

Certina DS Action GMT Automatic is the unassuming watch for the world-traveller

A timepiece that tells the time of two timezones in the simplest of fashion

Christopher Ng Photo

Christopher Ng

13 Jun 2019

Although this timepiece looks simple, the Certina DS Action GMT Automatic is no less sophisticated without losing its sporty vibe. Nevertheless, we can understand its clean look given its primary task, which is to tell two sets of time. Useful for the person that racks up frequent flyer points like a champ. 

Underneath the anti-reflective sapphire crystal is a matt black dial with round and triangular indices, and the hands that point to them, are injected with green Super-LumiNova. The luminous substance can also be found on the 24-scale that borders the dial and the arrowhead-hand that tells the hour of the second timezone. The date window at 3 o’clock.

The Swiss-made automatic ETA Powermatic-80 calibre keeps the watch ticking with constant wear. You can put it down for up to 80 hours before the power reserve runs dry.

The movement is cradled within a 43mm black PVD-coated stainless steel case and finished with a khaki-green fabric strap with a pin buckle. Nevertheless, if green isn’t your colour of envy, the Certina DS Action GMT Automatic comes with brown accents and strapped with leather. You could also have it with a steel bracelet, black dial and green or red elements.