Sunday, April 3, 2016

CERTINA DS Podium Chronograph with PrecidriveTM Movement

The DS Podium is a well-known and quite popular face in the CERTINA line-up. The highly accurate PrecidriveTM quartz movement in the new DS Podium Chronograph brings even greater precision to the product line, with a few exciting variations, for added sportiness. The latest is a PVD all-black-case version with a brown leather strap stitched in contrasting anthracite, further accentuated by those unmistakable large numerals and handsome PVD rose gold detailing.
The strong character of the CERTINA DS Podium Chronograph is instantly recognizable. From the earliest days of the product line, its sporty personality struck a chord with active individuals, instantly drawn by its large numerals, contrasting elements, polished bezel and bold design.
Now with a Swiss Made ETA PrecidriveTM movement inside its brushed all-black PVD-coated 41mm case, it takes its sporty nature to a new level. The ultra-precise (+/- 10 sec./year) quartz chronograph movement provides 60-sec., 30-min. and 1/10-sec. timing (in real time and visible during the first minute), as well as the standard H, M, small second and date, protected by a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.
The expressive dial design has always been a trademark of the CERTINA DS Podium line. The new chronograph continues the strong interplay of contrasts, between the black dial surface, snailed chrono counters and the PVD rose gold hands, indices and big numerals. Additional contrast is achieved by the use of a sporty light-brown leather strap with anthracite stitching, in a style reminiscent of watches worn by explorers, next to black PVD coated push-buttons and strap buckle. A generous amount of Superluminova on the HM hands ensures that the time is easy to read in all sporty situations, day or night, complemented by twelve dots of additional Superluminova to mark the hours along the dial’s angled outer rim.
The DS Podium Chronograph is assembled using the renowned Double Security Concept, as evidenced by the presence of the initials “DS” on the tip of the protected crown, and the timepiece sports a beautiful, embossed CERTINA turtle emblem on its case back.


Technical details

Movement
Swiss Made ETA G10.212 AAPrecidrive™quartz chronograph movement
1/10 sec. (in real time and visible during 1st min.), 30 min., 60 sec. chronograph functions
H, M, small second, date

Case
316L stainless steel case with black PVD coating
Brushed case, polished bezel
41mm diameter
CERTINA turtle logo embossed on case back
Water resistance: Water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100m)
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Crown: Initials “DS” on crown tip

Dial
Black dial
PVD rose gold hands and indices
Superluminova on HM hands and 12 dots on angled outer rim of dial


Watch strap
Light-brown leather strap with twin push-button,black PVD buckle

Specificity
DS (Double Security)

Recommended Retail Prices
Reference: C034.417.36.057.00 - Retail price: Switzerland CHF 525.-UK £ 395.- / IRL € 535.-

Reference: C034.417.16.057.00, Black dial, brown leather strap - Retail price: Switzerland CHF 465.- / UK £ 355.- / IRL € 480.-

Reference: C034.417.16.037.01, Silver dial, brown leather strap - Retail price: Switzerland CHF 475.- / UK £ 355.- / IRL € 480.-

Reference: C034.417.11.057.00, Black dial, all steel - Retail price: Switzerland CHF 495.- / UK £ 380.- / IRL € 510.-

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