Wednesday, April 1, 2015

CERTINA DS First Lady Ceramic Chrono

Chic yet delightfully sporty, the new DS First Lady Ceramic chronograph from CERTINA instantly catches the eye. Its brushed 38 mm case with polished lugs and bezel is adorned with a beautiful rim of white (or black) finely toothed ceramic material along the surface. These bright elements are complemented by polished push-buttons and a ceramic-tipped crown, as well as the historical CERTINA turtle emblem on the case back.

Behind the sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both faces, a smart-looking dial with three counters and gorgeous PVD rose-gold elements against white (or black) is enhanced by a delicate floral background texture for a beautifully stylish effect. Each of the three counters, used respectively for 30 min., 1/10th sec. and small-second timing, wears a fine PVD rose-gold edge to match the hands, Arabic numerals and indices used in this very feminine timepiece. The central second hand is used to display chronograph seconds against a scale of small PVD rose-gold dots set around the dial, next to a matching rim that adds perspective to the watch design. A date window is discreetly placed inside the small-second counter, at 6 o’clock.
The CERTINA DS First Lady Ceramic Chrono is water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m), and is assembled using the well-known DS (Double Security) Concept, to ensure maximum reliability and continued precision over time.

Additional versions of the timepiece are available, including an even sportier black or white model equipped with a matching rubber strap, one with a stainless-steel/ceramic bracelet (with matching white or black ceramic detailing) and an ultra-sporty flat-ceramic-bezel model with a plain white or black dial without the decorative floral motif. All models make use of the same twin-push-button butterfly buckle.
Technical details

Movement
Quartz ETA G15.212 AA PRD Precidrive™, Swiss Made
Chronograph 30 min., 60 sec. and 1/10th sec. functions
H, M, small-second, date

Case
Brushed PVD-coated rose-gold 316L stainless steel
Polished lugs, bezel, push-buttons and crown
Ceramic bezel
38 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 decorated with matching ceramic tip

Dial
White or black, with discreet floral filigree background
PVD rose-gold hands, Arabic numerals and indices

Watch strap
White or black rubber strap (according to model)
Twin-push-button butterfly buckle

Specificity
DS (Double Security), historical Certina turtle emblem on case-back

References
C030.217.37.037.00 – White
C030.217.37.057.00 – Black

Additional models
Alternative ceramic bezel and dial version in black or white with stainless steel/ceramic bracelet

Recommended retail price
C030.217.37.037.00: Switzerland CHF 765.-UK £ 590.- / IRL € 790.-
C030.217.37.057.00: Switzerland CHF 765.-UK £ 590.- / IRL € 790.-

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