CERTINA’s DS Podium Big Size Chronograph brings together all those aspects that made the product line a great success – now enhanced by a Swiss Made ETA Precidrive quartz movement. Behind the strong, no-compromise design stands a movement with chronometer-level accuracy of +/- 10-sec./year, and features such as water-resistance up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m),a screw-in crown and case back as well as an anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
The DS Podium beautifully blends different surface finishes and puts a brushed 44mm 316L stainless-steel case next to fully-polished bezel, crown and push-buttons elements. Behind a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both faces, the dial tastefully brings together strong design features such as chronograph counters with a dark-grey, snailed surface and a contrasting outer band, against the otherwise black dial background. Big easy-to-read numerals, bold indicator markings and faceted indices ensure perfectly clear timing. Hour and minute hands are coated with nickel and treated with Superluminova, as are matching dots at individual hour markings around the main dial, enclosed in an angled black outer rim which carries the1/100th sec. markings.
A polished tachymeter-scale bezel adds a dynamic touch to the sporty design, enhanced by further touches of red and black colour on the chrono push-buttons and second hand. A date window is placed inside the lower small-second counter at the 6 o’clock position.
With a case equipped with a screw-in crown and a screw-on case back, the DS Podium Big Size is water-resistant up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m), confirmed by the presence of the CERTINA turtle symbol embossed in relief on its case back. It is of course equipped with the DS Concept.
The main model in the product line has a black dial, stainless steel case and brown leather strap. Other versions include a classy silver-dial model with a black leather strap, a fully-black version with a sporty black rubber strap, as well as one with a three-row stainless-steel bracelet with contrasting natural steel and PVD black links.
Swiss Made ETA 251.264 CEN Precidrive chronograph quartz movement
1/100ths sec. (in real time during 1st minute), 12 h, 30 min, 60 sec chronograph functions, H, M, small second, date
Brushed 316L stainless steel case
44 mm diameter
Screw-on case back with CERTINA turtle logo
Water resistance: Water-resistant up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m)
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both faces
Crown: DS logo on crown tip, protected crown
Superluminova on HM hands and dots at individual hour markings
Brown leather strap, butterfly buckle with twin push-buttons
Specificity: DS (Double Security)
C001.647.16.057.00 (black dial, brown leather strap)
C001.647.16.037.00 (silver dial, black leather strap)
C001.647.17.057.00 (black dial, PVD black case, black rubber strap)
C001.647.22.057.00 (black dial, stainless steel/PVD black)
Recommended Retail price
Ref. C001.647.16.057.00: CHF 790.-/UK £ 620. – / IRL € 680.-
Ref. C001.647.16.037.00: CHF 810.-/UK £ 620. – / IRL € 690.-
Ref. C001.647.17.057.00: CHF 890.-/UK £ 680.- / IRL € 750.-
Ref. C001.647.22.057.00: CHF 960.-UK £ 735.- / IRL € 810.-