The distinguished DS-8 chronograph from Certina is now comes in poetic versions thanks to the addition of a moon phase indicator. Inside its brushed/polished stainless-steel case, its highly accurate PrecidriveTM movement uses an original arrangement of chronograph displays in a new look, with a brushed sunray-finished dial and an elegant leather strap.
Placed at 10 o’clock on the dial, the moon-cycle shows both average cycle duration and moon quarters, next to standard H, M, small-second and date information. Chronograph functions, which include 12-hour, 60-min. and 60-sec. timing, have been carefully rearranged, with 12-hour information shown in a window inside the 60-min. counter and 60 sec. timing displayed through the central second hand. The case is a gorgeous fusion of polished case areas next to brushed lug surfaces, and complementary polished bezel, crown and push-buttons. Fashionably sized at 42 mm, the case is well-suited to both day and evening activities.
Both the hands and the indices, in beautiful PVD rose-gold, are treated with Superluminova, to enhance readability under all lighting conditions. The sapphire crystal, treated with anti-reflective coating on both faces, allows clear viewing of the beautiful, brushed sunray-finished dark-grey dial surface and the various timing indications.
The CERTINA DS-8 Moon Phase is water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m) and is assembled using the well-known DS (Double Security) Concept, as underlined by the letters “DS” inscribed on the crown tip. The case-back carries the historical CERTINA turtle logo as a further reminder of the timepiece’s reliability and long life.
Additional models are available, including a black and a silver-coloured dial version, with five-row brushed/polished stainless-steel bracelet or brown leather, respectively, and the same reliable twin-push-button butterfly buckle.
Quartz ETA G10.962 BH PRD PRECIDRIVE, Swiss Made,
Chronograph 12 h, 60 min and 60 sec functions
Moon phase and average cycle duration indication
H, M, small-second, date
Polished 316L stainless steel with brushed lugs
42 mm diameter
Water resistance: Water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m)
Crystal: Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both faces
Crown: Crown tip decorated with letters “DS” (Double Security)
Specificity: DS (Double Security), turtle emblem on case-back
Dark-grey, brushed sunray finish
Superluminova on PVD rose-gold hands and indices
Brown leather strap
Twin push-button butterfly buckle
C033.450.16.081.00 (Dark-grey dial, brown leather strap)
C033.450.11.051.00 (Black dial, steel bracelet)
C033.450.16.031.00 (Silver dial, brown leather strap)
Recommended retail price
C033.450.16.081.00: Switzerland CHF 765.-/ UK £ 580.- / IRL € 790.-
C033.450.11.051.00: Switzerland CHF 795.-/ UK £ 595.- / IRL € 820.-
C033.450.16.031.00: Switzerland CHF 765.-/ UK £ 580.- / IRL € 790.-