Certina introduces the new DS Podium Chronograph Watch that features the complex 1/100th second display which has been combined with a supremely precise Precidrive movement of the latest generation. The new sports timepiece is available in eight different versions to fit various tastes.
This newcomer is housed in a brushed and polished stainless steel case with or without black PVD coating. The rugged, masculine case measures 44mm in diameter and it is constructed to provide water resistance up to 200 meters (approximately 660 feet).
Underneath the front sapphire crystal glass lies a sporty dial with three sub-dial. A 12-hours chronograph counter is situated at the 10 o’clock position; a 30-minutes chronograph sub-dial is located on the opposite side at the 2 o’clock position, while a small seconds counter is placed at the 6 o’clock position. For chronograph functionality there is also a thin central seconds hand.
The dial also incorporates bold Arabic numerals 3, 9 and 12, as well as indices and hour and minute hands filled with superluminova to provide outstanding legibility both during day and night. Traditionally, there is also a date window which is located at the 6 o’clock position. Depending on the model, there is a choice among black, silver, anthracite and black carbon fiber dial.
Certina DS Podium Chronograph 1/100 sec is powered with the relatively new Swiss Made ETA 251.264 AA PRECIDRIVE quartz chronograph movement with a 1/100th of a second accuracy.
In order to satisfy different tastes of its potential customers, Certina has also offered a choice among different wristlets. You can choose among two-tone stainless steel bracelets or leather or rubber straps. Whichever model you choose, it will be secured to your wrist with a stainless steel butterfly clasp with 2 push-buttons.
The last, but not the least, from the rear there is a symbol of the turtle which has been used by Certina since the 1960s. The turtle symbolizes robustness and longevity and on this particular model, it creates a lasting impression in an elaborate 3-D engraving.