Wednesday, April 1, 2015

CERTINA DS Podium Big Size Chronograph WRC Limited Edition

With its carbon-fiber dial surface and extreme precision, the limited-edition WRC version of the DS Podium Big Size is absolutely race-ready, and celebrates the third year of partnership between CERTINA and the WRC. With the virile good looks of a 44mm case, a broad bezel, branded rubber strap and sporty colour detailing in official CERTINA green, the timepiece is a no-compromise essential for every car-racing enthusiast.

The DS Podium Big Size Chronograph WRC (World Rally Championship) Limited Edition beautifully underlines the ongoing partnership between CERTINA and the famous WRC racing organisation. The solid character of its 44-mm brushed stainless-steel case, polished tachymeter bezel, crown and push-buttons, and the carbon-fiber dial surface tell the story – confirmed by two words in CERTINA green: Limited Edition. Only 5000 units of this special watch will be produced.
Inside beats a Precidrive™ movement which is tremendously accurate, with a precision of +/- 10 sec./year. Behind a sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating on both faces, a dial inspired by racing-car instruments displays instantly visible timekeeping information to assist the quick decision-making of today’s racing fans and drivers.

Dark chronograph counters with bright, snailed outlines show 12-hour, 30-min. and small-second timing, while two central hands provide 60-sec. and 1/100th-sec. information. The former uses a silver-coloured scale punctuated by dots of Superluminova at each five-minute point, while the latter displays 1/100ths against a raised black outer rim with contrasting white numbers and a bold, green-coloured “100” at 12-o’clock. Timing is sharp and highly visible throughout, thanks to contrasting surface finishes and bright-green detailing on selected items, as well as generous amounts of Superluminova on the nickelled HM hands, next to oversized numerals and facetted indices. A date window is placed at 6 o’clock inside the lower counter.
The new DS Podium chronograph is water-resistant up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m) and is built using the well-known DS Concept, as indicated by the letters “DS” on its protected screw-in crown. As a stylish reminder of CERTINA’s partnership with the World Rally Championship, its screw-down case back is decorated with the official logo of the WRC, and a contoured, CERTINA/WRC branded rubber strap with twin-pushbutton butterfly buckle tops off the design. The DS Podium Big Size WRC chronograph is delivered in a display box, complete with a certificate of authenticity.

Technical details
Swiss Made ETA 251.264 CEN Quartz Precidrive
Chronograph: 1/100th sec., 12 h, 30 m, 60 s functions
H, M, small second, date
Precision of +/- 10 sec./year

Brushed 316L stainless-steel case
Polished tachymeter bezel, crown and push-buttons
44 mm diameter
Screw-down case back with WRC logo and production number (xxxx/5000)
Water resistance: Water-resistant up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m)
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both faces
Crown: Screw-in, polished, protected

Carbon fiber with CERTINA-green “LIMITED EDITION” mention
Chronograph counters with dark centre and snailed light outer rim
Facetted indices and date window at 6 o’clock
Superluminova on nickelled H, M hands
Superluminova on dots at each hour mark

Watch strap
Rubber, CERTINA/WRC branded surface with twin-push-button butterfly buckle

DS (Double Security) Concept
Limited Edition of only 5000 units
Display box, certificate of authenticity

Ref. C001.647.17.207.10

Recommended retail price
Switzerland: CHF 945.- / UK £ 725.- / IRL € 880.-

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