Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Certina DS-8 Chronograph Moon Phase

The distinguished DS-8 chronograph from Certina is now comes in poetic versions thanks to the addition of a moon phase indicator. Inside its brushed/polished stainless-steel case, its highly accurate PrecidriveTM movement uses an original arrangement of chronograph displays in a new look, with a brushed sunray-finished dial and an elegant leather strap.
Placed at 10 o’clock on the dial, the moon-cycle shows both average cycle duration and moon quarters, next to standard H, M, small-second and date information. Chronograph functions, which include 12-hour, 60-min. and 60-sec. timing, have been carefully rearranged, with 12-hour information shown in a window inside the 60-min. counter and 60 sec. timing displayed through the central second hand. The case is a gorgeous fusion of polished case areas next to brushed lug surfaces, and complementary polished bezel, crown and push-buttons. Fashionably sized at 42 mm, the case is well-suited to both day and evening activities.
Both the hands and the indices, in beautiful PVD rose-gold, are treated with Superluminova, to enhance readability under all lighting conditions. The sapphire crystal, treated with anti-reflective coating on both faces, allows clear viewing of the beautiful, brushed sunray-finished dark-grey dial surface and the various timing indications.
The CERTINA DS-8 Moon Phase is water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m) and is assembled using the well-known DS (Double Security) Concept, as underlined by the letters “DS” inscribed on the crown tip. The case-back carries the historical CERTINA turtle logo as a further reminder of the timepiece’s reliability and long life.
Additional models are available, including a black and a silver-coloured dial version, with five-row brushed/polished stainless-steel bracelet or brown leather, respectively, and the same reliable twin-push-button butterfly buckle.

Technical details
Quartz ETA G10.962 BH PRD PRECIDRIVE, Swiss Made,
Chronograph 12 h, 60 min and 60 sec functions
Moon phase and average cycle duration indication
H, M, small-second, date

Polished316L stainless steel with brushed lugs
42 mm diameter
Water resistance: Water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m)
Crystal: Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both faces
Crown: Crown tip decorated with letters “DS” (Double Security)
Specificity: DS (Double Security), turtle emblem on case-back

Dark-grey, brushed sunray finish
Superluminova on PVD rose-gold hands and indices

Watch strap
Brown leather strap
Twin push-button butterfly buckle

C033.450.16.081.00 (Dark-grey dial, brown leather strap)
C033.450.11.051.00 (Black dial, steel bracelet)
C033.450.16.031.00 (Silver dial, brown leather strap)

Recommended retail price
C033.450.16.081.00: Switzerland CHF 765.-/ UK £ 580.- / IRL € 790.-
C033.450.11.051.00: Switzerland CHF 795.-*/ UK £ 595.- / IRL € 820.-
C033.450.16.031.00: Switzerland CHF 765.-*/ UK £ 580.- / IRL € 790.-

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