Friday, April 7, 2017

CERTINA DS Podium Chronograph Lap Timer – Racing Edition

With the launch of the new DS Podium Chronograph Lap Timer – Racing Edition, Swiss watchmaker CERTINA brings the precision and high-speed thrills of professional racing to the wearer’s wrist. In a timepiece capable of measuring tenths of a second in real time and certified as a genuine COSC Chronometer, a lap-timer function adds the final touch that every racing fan will cherish. The yellow-and-black first run of the Racing Edition is dedicated to the ADAC GT Masters series.

For decades the CERTINA name has been associated with motorsport – an engagement not without its share of consequences. A particularly exciting one now comes in the form of a zero-compromise timepiece, the new DS Podium Chronograph Lap Timer – Racing Edition, equipped with the superbly accurate Precidrive™ quartz movement and COSC certification as a genuine chronometer.
The chronograph functions are specially tailored for motorsport timing. The lap timer, for instance, can easily measure and add round-the-track times, in a few simple steps. Totals are shown on the 60-minute counter (located at 10 o’clock on the dial), to match the exact time duration of an ADAC GT Masters race. The tenths-of-a second display (at 2 o’clock) outputs in real time for two complete minutes, corresponding to an average lap time.
The special Racing Edition CERTINA DS Podium Chronograph Lap Timer featuring  a 42mm black PVD case , dedicated to the partnership between CERTINA and the ADAC GT Masters, is dressed in the official colours of the racing series. A yellow lacquered tachymeter scale stands out against the black PVD bezel surface, while on the dial – red and white hands and indices, with yellow Super-LumiNova® coating, create strong visual contrast, for utmost clarity. Yellow accents on the crown, ergonomic pushbuttons and in the stitching/edging of the smart and sporty black leather strap, complete what is clearly an exciting, race-ready design.

The new DS Podium Chronograph Lap Timer Racing Edition marks the launch of a new CERTINA product series to celebrate the brand’s continued commitment to motorsport. Three additional variants will also be produced: brushed and polished stainless-steel case with black dial and either a three-row stainless-steel bracelet or black perforated leather strap, as well as a black PVD case model with green/white detailing on the dial and black leather strap with green stitching. All models are equipped with a twin-pushbutton butterfly closure and, of course, are produced using the famous CERTINA DS (Double Security) Concept.

Technical details

Movement
Swiss Made, COSC-certified ETA G10.212 AJ Precidrive™

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, EOL (End-of-Life indicator)
Chronograph: ADD/LAP, 1/10th-sec., 60-min. and 60-sec. counters

Case
316L stainless steel with black PVD coating
42mm diameter, with CERTINA turtle-shell emblem on case back
Bezel with black PVD coating and yellow lacquered tachymeter scale
Ergonomic chrono pushbuttons with yellow detailing
Crown: Protected crown with yellow initials “DS” on tip

Dial
Black with yellow, white and red detailing
Yellow Super-LumiNova® coating on hands and indices
Water resistance: Water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 meters)
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both faces

Strap/bracelet
Leather strap with yellow stitching and edging twin-pushbutton butterfly closure

Specificity
DS (Double Security), COSC-certified quartz chronometer, special Racing Edition

References & Price
C034.453.36.057.10 - Racing Edition: CHF 660.-
C034.453.11.057.00 - Black dial, polished/brushed stainless-steel case/bracelet: CHF 620.-
C034.453.16.057.00 - Black dial, polished/brushed stainless steel case and black perforated leather strap: CHF 600.-
C034.453.36.057.02 - Black dial with green/white detailing, black PVD case, black leather strap with green stitching: CHF 650.-

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