CERTINA DS Podium GMT Chronograph

The new DS Podium GMT Chronograph featuring new sporty moulded-rubber strap and dual time display brings a double advantage of a second time zone and a 12 hour chronograph. This high precision timepiece is powered with a two time-zone ETA quartz chronograph in a brushed 316L stainless-steel case with beautiful black PVD detailing.

The oversized (42mm) case unites bold contours with select PVD accents for a totally sporty result. Bright tachymeter-scale numerals and the word “tachymeter” stand out in white against the black bezel, and complement the white/red dial elements shown against contrasting black dial areas. The sapphire crystal protects a sporty dial reminiscent of motor racing instruments, in a layout which includes a twin-function counter for 12-hour (on black ring) and 60-min. (on silver ring) chrono timing in a single indicator, a small-second counter and a special 24-hour GMT time-zone counter with a silver-shaded snailed surface finish.

The red central hand displays chronograph seconds against a brightly brushed sloping rim, and a bevelled date window is set inside the bottom edge of the small-second counter, at 6 o’clock for balance and visibility. The broad HM hands, red triangular 24-hour/GMT hand, indices and Arabic numerals are all treated with Superluminova for optimal readability under all lighting conditions. A sporty black moulded-rubber strap with pin clasp rounds out the DS Podium’s no-compromise design―a logical addition to a reliable timepiece which is water resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100m). The watch is equipped with CERTINA’s famous DS Concept, a reminder of which can be appreciated through the monogrammed “DS” on the tip of its protected crown.

Technical details
Movement/functions 
Quartz Chronograph, ETA G10.961, H, M, Small second,
Date, 24h, GMT Second time zone
Chrono: 12h, 60 min, 60 seconds

Case  
42 mm diam., 316L brushed stainless-steel case
Black PVD bezel with tachymeter scale
Water resistance: Water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100m)
Crystal: Sapphire crystal
Crown: Protected crown with monogrammed “DS” on tip

Dial       
Black with brushed silver-finish sloping outer rim
Superluminova on HM hands and 24h/GMT hand
Superluminova on indices and Arabic numerals

Watch strap
Black moulded-rubber strap with pin clasp
Specificity: DS (Double Security)

References
C001.639.27.057.00

Recommended Retail price 
CHF 570. – / UK £ 440.- / IRL € 455.-

Other versions
All black PVD model with rubber strap, black dial
Ref C001.639.17.057.00,
Price: CHF 660.-/ UK £ 495.- / IRL € 560.-

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