Black is definitely Certina’s first pick of this year. The new exceptional DS Master all in black model joins the existing two-toned version. This men’s wristwatch belongs to the group of a very few watches in the world, since it comes with a thermo-compensated quartz movement, with a precise chronometer with COSC certification.
The new DS Master Chronograph with the referent number C015.434.11.050.00 brings together both boldly look and advanced technological qualities, in a sporty case and matching steel bracelet with black PVD coating. Presented as it is usual in a last couple of years in a fashionably oversized body, the watch measures whole 45 mm in diameter, but, at around 12.4 mm in height, is also quite slim.
The Swiss-made ETA 251.233 quartz movement which is housed in the masculine case of the new DS Master is a synonym for accuracy and precision. It guarantees high reliability and it will be accurate to within 5-10 seconds a year, which is quite amazing when compared with the standard quartz movements (approximately 15 seconds per month).
The DS Master in black is equipped with the Certina’s famous DS Double Security protection system that makes it water resistant up to 100 meters (330 feet).
Black is Beautiful
Its PVD-coated stainless steel case incorporates a DS-monogrammed crown and two push-buttons protected by a hefty screwed-on guard in black PVD finish. There is also a fixed bezel which is toothed at a 45-degree angle, for the eye-catching visual effect.
The comfort of the wearer, beside the enjoyable strap with nice looking horizontal slits in it, is also assured at the bottom of the case which is gently rounded to follow the wrist. The case is attached to a black PVD steel bracelet with a folding safety buckle and diving extension.
The latest chronograph to the Certina’s Gent Quartz Collection represents a powerful statement of superb design and it is intended for busy men of the 21st century.
Underneath the non-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass, there is a black dial. The multi-level dial comprises three sub-dials and a small white-on-black date window situated at the 4 o’clock position, in horizontal format. Unfortunately the calendar is not perpetual, so you need to adjust it manually every month. Two chronograph sub-dials are used for 12 hour and 10th second indications, while the third sub-dial is a small second counter.
Yet another fantastic feature comes with amazing seven hands on the dial. For chronograph function (besides two chrono sub-dials) the new DS Master uses hands placed in the center of the dial that uses the main dial for the chronograph minutes and seconds.
The hour and minute hands are skeletonized, so they cannot cover markers and indices below, whereas the white markings on the contrasting black dial certainly insure perfect legibility.
A two-toned model is also available. The Swiss manufacturer offered bicolor version with selected contrasting steel and black PVD surfaces, and a stainless steel strap with black PVD-coated central links.