Saturday, December 7, 2013

Certina DS Podium Chronograph – Automatic Watch

Certina DS Podium Chronograph – Automatic steel
Sporty precision in elegant dress 
The Certina DS Podium line has the expert touch when it comes to blending elegance with undeniably sporty influences. The DS Podium Chronograph and its precise automatic movement in a brushed/polished case follows in those footsteps. Bright, open and at ease next to any style of dress, it brings together chrono functions, a see-through case back and traditional Certina quality.

Certina DS Podium Chronograph – Automatic leather

The DS Podium’s classy sunray-finished silver dial immediately sets the tone, with its bright surface crisply outlined by a black outer rim and broad, black nickelled HM hands, both trimmed with Superluminova to ensure great legibility in all lighting conditions. The Swiss Made ETA automatic movement provides 6h, 30min, 60sec chronograph functions, activated by black PVD-tipped push-buttons next to a protected crown inscribed with the letters “DS”. Arabic numerals are used only at 3 and 9 o’clock, in a strong design touch which reserves the vertical axis for the two black chrono counters (with red indicator hands) and a date window at 6 o’clock.

The 42mm brushed/polished 316L stainless-steel case is equipped with a tachymeter-scale bezel, a sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating, and a see-through case back that allows watch connoisseurs to admire the movement and rotor, decorated with the traditional Certina turtle logo, perennial symbol of reliability and durability. The DS Podium Chronograph – Automatic is equipped with the famous Certina DS Concept – as its name suggests, to ensure water resistance up to a pressure of 10 bar (100m). The model comes with a white-stitched black leather strap held by a twin push-button butterfly buckle. Other versions are available, including a particularly sporty model with a black dial and silver chrono counters, and a three-row (polished central row) steel strap.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS  

Movement: ETA C01.211, Swiss Made automatic Hour, minute, small seconds, date Chronograph with 6h, 30min, 60sec counters
Case: 316L stainless steel, brushed-polished, 42mm diameter
Dial: Silver colour with sunray finish with black counters for 30min and 6h and silver small-second (60sec) counter
Water resistance: Water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100m)
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Crown: Protected, letters “DS” (Double Security) on tip
Watch strap: Black leather strap with twin push-button butterfly buckle
Specificity: DS (Double Security)
References: C001.427.16.037.01 Silver dial, black leather strap C001.427.11.057.01 Black dial, stainless steel bracelet

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