Certina launched the new timepiece for world travellers – the DS Podium GMT Chronograph Watch. The new Certina watch features a second time zone and 12-hour chronograph function.
This sporty newcomer is ideal for globetrotters and businessmen who travel constantly. It is housed in a round, masculine case crafted from 316L stainless steel. The large-sized case measures 42mm in diameter and it has some interesting, sporty contours and virile black PVD details. The case of the new DS Podium GMT Chronograph Watch incorporates a black PVD coated bezel with tachymeter-scale numerals.
Its bezel perfectly frames a black dial which is complemented with red and white dial details. A beautiful dial inspired by the racing sports comprises three differently colored sub-dials. A twin-function chrono sub-dial for measuring time up to 12 hours and 60 minutes is situated at the 2 o’clock position. A small seconds counter is traditionally located at the 6 o’clock position, while a special 24 hour GMT time-zone with quite interesting silver shaded snailed surface finish is placed at the 10 o’clock position. For chronograph functionality there is also a striking red, central hand.
The hour and minute hands, as well as hour markers and Arabic numerals 3, 6 and 12 are treated with Superluminova for optimal legibility under all lighting conditions, even in the deep darkness. The luminous substance is also applied on a red triangular 24-hour/GMT hand. A small black-on-white date window is displayed at the 6 o’clock position.
The case of the DS Podium GMT Chrono is shielded with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The screw-in crown of the DS Podium GMT Chronograph timepiece is monogrammed with the letters “DS” over its tip to highlight the use of Certina’s Double Security Concept. The screw-on case-back brings a further reminder of the watch’s reliability and water resistance up to a pressure of 100 meters (about 330 feet).
Certina attached its new timepiece with sporty rubber-molded strap which brings even more sporty character, and at the same time feels great on the wrist.
This model was presented at Baselword 2013 together with five more Certina’s novelties. I have already reviewed the DS Powermatic 80 Limited Anniversary Edition which celebrates the 125th anniversary of the brand, as well as the sporty DS Eagle chronograph and retro-inspired DS Podium Square Watch.