Certina DS Podium – Update for a popular classic

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Striking, dynamic, style-conscious – the new DS Podium combines the sporty character of the popular product line with an exceptionally sophisticated new design

With its harmonious colour combinations and multi-layered architecture, this expert in short-interval timing makes a genuine style statement. Its external qualities are backed up by a reliable automatic movement that now scores even higher with its new anti-magnetic NivachronTM balance spring.

2021 Certina DS Podium Chronograph Automatic C034.427.36.037.00

The DS Podium is a classic Certina sports watch. In its newest incarnation it enriches the collection with an especially contemporary look: the 44 mm stainless steel case frames a grey dial enhanced with a sunburst finish. Generously sized numerals and hour markers, the hands and the elegant borders of the chronograph counters set accents in red gold. Distinctive pushers flank the screw-down and protected crown. A dark brown calfskin strap with crocodile imprint and butterfly closure ensures a secure fit on the wrist.

2021 Certina DS Podium Chronograph Automatic 2

The automatic movement with a power reserve of approximately 42 hours is easily visible through the glass case back.  Its innovative NivachronTM balance spring offers secure protection against the ubiquitous magnetic fields of modern life. The Swiss Made movement is a reliable driver of the watch’s various functions: hours, minutes, small seconds and date displays along with a 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock and a 6-hour counter at 6 o’clock.

2021 Certina DS Podium Chronograph Automatic C034.427.11.057.00

The displays are enhanced by a tachometric scale on the bezel, which serves to determine an average speed. Two additional variants are available in the new look: a stainless steel version with a black dial and a red gold PVD model with a silver-coloured dial.

CERTINA DS PODIUM CHRONOGRAPH AUTOMATIC

References: 

C034.427.16.087.01 – steel, leather, grey dial
C034.427.11.057.00 – steel on leather, black dial
C034.427.36.037.00 – gold PVD, leather, silver dial

Case: 44 mm diameter – stainless steel case – brushed and polished – available with red gold PVD treatment – bezel with engraved tachymeter scale – sapphire crystal with AR coating – see-through caseback – 100m water-resistant
Dial: dark grey or silver satin-brushed dial and gold PVD applied indexes and hands – also available with matte black dial and silver-coloured applied indexes and hands
Movement: ETA C01.211 – automatic chronograph with cam-lever – 21,600 vibrations/hour – 42h power reserve – anti-magnetic Nivachron hairspring – hours, minutes, small seconds, date and chronograph with 30-minute and 6-hour counters
Strap: dark brown calfskin strap with crocodile imprint – butterfly clasp – 3-link brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp
Price: 895 CHF (grey dial) – 935 CHF (black dial) – 960 CHF (silver dial)