Certina DS Podium Chronograph Automatic (Price, Pictures and Specifications)
Striking, dynamic, style-conscious – the new Certina DS Podium Chronograph Automatic combines the sporty character of the popular product line with an exceptionally sophisticated new design.
With its harmonious colour combinations and multi-layered architecture, this expert in short-interval timing makes a genuine style statement. Its external qualities are backed up by a reliable automatic movement that now scores even higher with its new anti-magnetic Nivachron balance spring.
The DS Podium is a classic Certina sports watch. In its newest incarnation it enriches the collection with an especially contemporary look: the 44 mm stainless steel case frames a grey dial enhanced with a sunburst finish.
Generously sized numerals and hour markers, the hands and the elegant borders of the chronograph counters set accents in red gold. Distinctive pushers flank the screw-down and protected crown. A dark brown calfskin strap with crocodile imprint and butterfly closure ensures a secure fit on the wrist.
The automatic movement with a power reserve of approximately 42 hours is easily visible through the glass case back. Its innovative Nivachron balance spring offers secure protection against the ubiquitous magnetic fields of modern life.
The Swiss Made movement is a reliable driver of the watch's various functions: hours, minutes, small seconds and date displays along with a 30-minute counter at 12 o'clock and a 6-hour counter at 6 o'clock. The displays are enhanced by a tachometric scale on the bezel, which serves to determine an average speed. Two additional variants are available in the new look: a stainless-steel version with a black dial and a red gold PVD model with a silver-coloured dial.
Certina DS Podium Chronograph Automatic
· ETA C01.211 automatic movement, Swiss Made,
· Hours, minutes, small seconds, date
· Chronograph: 6-hour, 30-minute and 60-second counters
· Power reserve: 42 hours
· Nivachron balance spring
Case: Polished/satin-brushed stainless steel 316L, 44 mm diameter, transparent glass case back
Dial: Grey satin-brushed dial with sunburst decoration and rose gold PVD elements
Super-LumiNova coating on index markers and hands; date at 9 o’clock
Water resistance: Up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m)
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Strap: Dark brown calfskin strap with crocodile imprint and butterfly closure
Special features: DS (Double Security), NivachronTM
Reference / Price:
· C034.427.16.087.01 - CHF 895
· C034.427.11.057.00 - Matt black dial, stainless steel strap CHF 935
· C034.427.36.037.00 - Silver-coloured dial, red gold PVD case CHF 960