This year’s novelty from Certina surely has an opportunity to become a girl’s best friend. New DS Podium Chrono Diamonds watch for the ladies is extremely feminine and elegant, and as a matter of fact, I might say it is a perfect choice for a woman of the 21st century.
Certina’s new ladies’ timepiece is presented in a small rose-gold PVD-coated 316L stainless steel case, with only 34 mm in diameter. Its bezel is also made of rose gold-coated steel and is set with sixty scintillating Top Wesselton diamonds (total diamonds weight: 0.465 karats) that gives this watch the appearance of sparkling flame and luxury style. The round case is coupled with relatively short lugs and it perfectly matches even the thinnest wrists.
The gorgeous brown sunray dial serves as a perfect background for the rose gold PVD hands and matching Arabic numerals and facetted hour markers. Its avant-garde design is represented with a beautiful snakeskin-finish brown leather strap and a gold-plated butterfly clasp.
This highly accurate wristwatch is animated by the Swiss-made ETA 251.471 quartz chronograph movement with a full complement of hours, minutes, small seconds, a date window, and precise chrono timing with three easy-to-read counters.
The 1/10th-second counter is set at the 2 o’clock position, while at the balancing 10 o’clock position, a 30-minute subdial is located. The 60-second counter is positioned at 6 o’clock. This watch from the Certina’s Lady quartz collection is fitted with a sapphire crystal and it has the DS Double Security protection system. Also, letters ‘DS’ are monogrammed on a protected crown, set on the left side of its case at the three o’clock position. Next to the crown, there are two push pieces at two and four o’clock positions respectively. This timepiece, with the referent number C001.217.36.297.10, is water resistant up to a pressure of 100 meters (330 feet).
Here, I must say that ETA 251.471 Caliber incorporated in the DS Podium does not enjoy a spotless reputation (according to some servicemen, it can stop working without an obvious reason).
The DS Podium Chrono is also available with a splendid mother-of-pearl dial, and nickelled hands and indices, mounted on an elegant white leather strap or three-row polished stainless-steel bracelet with a folding safety clasp.
Prices vary depending on the version and the range of prices is $2,550- $2,650.