Certina´s new DS-2 Chronograph is certified by Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) to be accurate up to a 1/100th of a second.

Certina DS-2 Chronograph

Only few 1/100th-of-a-second-chronographs can claim of having the true precision of an official certified chronometer. Learn more about the new engine, the Swiss Made Quartz ETA 251.264 CEN Precidrive caliber.

Guys, I read your comments! Yesterday Ooi Chew Wah from Malaysia shared his concerns about the recent price development of watches with us. So I thought, if I can show something really stunning for almost 100.000 Euro, I can also show you something stunning for much less then 1000 Euro.

There´s the story …

Certina celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. Reliability, precision and innovation have underlined the Certina philosophy since 1888, year of the foundation of the company by the Kurth Brothers.

In 1959, Certina developed its famous Double Security DS Concept, to bring to its watches exceptional sturdiness and outstanding water resistance.

Certina has a long-standing commitment to sport, and motor racing in particular. To underline this let me name these great sport stars: Mike Doohan, Alex Crivillé, Petter Solberg, Sete Gibernau, Thomas Lüthi, Robert Kubica and also boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

Since 2005, Certina has been Official Partner of the Sauber F1 Team and since 2013 Official Timekeeper of the FIA WRC World Rally Championship.

I assume you know that Certina is a subsidiary of the Swatch Group. This is something you might not know yet: Certina currently is the world leader in the sport watch segment priced between 300 and 2.000 CHF and is represented in more than 60 countries.

With the help of the Swatch Group manufacturing power Certina can build sports watches like the new DS-2 Chronograph. The watch is powered by the new Swiss Made ETA PRECIDRIVE quartz movement, with a 1/100th of a second accuracy, 12 hours-, 30 minutes-, 60 seconds-counter and a date indication. This new cutting-edge movement, developed by ETA, offers the precision of a chronometer.

The DS-2 is delivered in a brushed/polished 41mm stainless steel case with a rounded anti-reflective sapphire crystal, a tachymeter-scale and an aluminum bezel.

The sporty timepiece is available in a variety of models, including a Limited Edition version (1888 units).

 

Certina DS-2 Chronograph
Certina DS-2 Chronograph Limited Edition 1888 units
Certina DS-2 Chronograph
Certina DS-2 Chronograph
Certina DS-2 Chronograph
Certina DS-2 Chronograph
Certina DS-2 Chronograph
Certina DS-2 Chronograph

 

Movement:  Quartz ETA 251.264 CEN Precidrive, Swiss Made, H, M, small-second, date, Chronograph 1/100th sec, 12h, 30min and 60sec functions

Case:  Brushed/polished 316L stainless steel, 41mm diameter. Aluminum bezel with tachymeter scale.

Dial: Black with colored hands and nickeled indices (silver sunray-finished dial on Limited Edition model, with  black nickeled hands and indices).

Water resistance: Water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar ( = 100m).

Crystal: Sapphire crystal, rounded, with anti-reflective coating.

Crown: With letters “DS” (Double Security) on tip.

Watch strap: Three-row 316L stainless steel (brushed/polished) with twin push-button butterfly buckle.

Specificity: DS (Double Security), turtle symbol on case back Limited Edition model (1888 pcs.) delivered with COSC certificate and special box.

References: C024.447.11.051.02 (green hands & stainless steel  bracelet), C024.447.16.051.03 (red hands & leather strap), C024.447.11.081.00 (anthracite dial & stainless steel bracelet), C024.448.11.031.00 – Limited Edition model

Retail price: C024.447.11.051.02, Switzerland 775 CHF,  C024.447.16.051.03, Switzerland 745 CHF C024.447.11.081.00, Switzerland 775 CHF C024.448.11.031.00, Switzerland 980 CHF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Comments

  • Great job by Certina. It would be difficult for me to choose from these watches.

    The official Certina web site already features this line of models, however, there are some differences as regards versions. There are C024.447.11.051.01 (yellow hands, black dial), and C024.447.11.051.00 (black dial, silver ring and subcounters). The limited edition model is not featured, and C024.447.16.051.03 is said to have a Titanium case which makes me wonder if it will eventually be cheaper than the ‘unlimited’ steel versions.

    Alex, do you maybe have an update on that? Thanks.

  • Ah gee Alexander, you’re making me jealous again.

    A beautiful watch, something quite affordable but a manufacturer that has no retail outlets/presence in the good ole US of A (again).

    I find so many of these affordable overseas watches desirable but not available here? 🙁

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