For its 125th anniversary, Certina launched several amazing DS-2 Chronograph timepieces. A special version which comes with Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) certification is issued in a symbolic series of 1,888 pieces.
The DS-2 Chrono is powered with the Swiss Made ETA Precidrive quartz movement (ETA 251.264 CEN) which boasts the accuracy of a chronometer with 1/100th of a second precision.
The new Certina watch is housed in a standard brushed and polished stainless steel case with the diameter of 41mm. The case is coated with anti-reflective sapphire crystals and incorporates an aluminum bezel with a tachymeter scale.
The limited edition COSC certified model (ref. C024.448.11.031.00) features an elegant silver dial with black snailed chronograph sub-dials, nickelled black hands and indexes. The 30-minute chronograph counter is placed at the 2 o’clock position, while the 12-hour chronograph sub-dial is situated at the 10 o’clock position. A small seconds counter at the 6 o’clock position incorporates a date window. The hour markers and the hour and minute hands are coated with Superluminova for better readability in all lightening conditions. The watch comes with a three-row brushed and polished steel bracelet and it is presented in a special display box.
Tough and ready for any challenges
The watch’s crown is surrounded with two chrono pushers. The screw-down crown is engraved with letters “DS” (Double Security) on its tip. The watch boasts the same extraordinary precision and reliability, thanks to the famous Certina’s DS Concept that protects the watch against dust, shock and moisture and provides water resistance of up to 100 meters (330 feet). The case back of the new timepiece features the new Certina turtle symbol, as well as the engraved serial number of the watch.
The other non-limited DS-2 Chronograph timepieces are practically identical, but each matches a different combination of colors and finishes, with an addition of a black leather strap for one of the models (ref. C024.447.16.051.03). The watch features a sleek, black dial with striking red details, and a classy leather strap coupled with effective red stitching, which brings a dash of elegance to this line. The stylish strap ends with a folding buckle with twin push-buttons.
Four other models in this collection are attached to stainless steel bracelets with butterfly buckles, but when it comes to their dials, we have either black or anthracite ones. The variant with the referent number C024.447.11.051.02 sports a black dial with eye-catching green details, while the version with the reference C024.447.11.051.01 matches a black dial and yellow details. There is also an anthracite dial model (ref. C024.447.11.081.00), as well as a version with a black dial surface and white sub-dials (ref. C024.447.11.051.00).
Depending on a model, the DS-2 Chronograph watches are priced in a range from CHF 745 to CHF 980 (from $830 to $1,090). As expected, the most expensive is the Limited Edition DS-2 Chronograph.