The energy and excitement of motorsport has been a main driving passions of Certina – quite literally – for as long as anyone can remember. With the launch of the new DS Podium Chronograph Lap Timer – Racing Edition, the Swiss watchmaker brings the precision and high-speed thrills of professional racing to the wearer’s wrist. In a timepiece capable of measuring tenths of a second in real time and certified as a genuine COSC Chronometer, a lap-timer function adds the final touch that every racing fan will cherish. The yellow-and-black first run of the Racing Edition is dedicated to the ADAC GT Masters series. Chrono XL.
For decades the CERTINA name has been associated with motorsport – an engagement not without its share of consequences. A particularly exciting one now comes in the form of a zero-compromise timepiece, the new DS Podium Chronograph Lap Timer – Racing Edition, equipped with the superbly accurate Precidrive™ quartz movement and COSC certification as a genuine chronometer.
The chronograph functions are specially tailored for motorsport timing. The lap timer, for instance, can easily measure and add round-the-track times, in a few simple steps. Totals are shown on the 60-minute counter (located at 10 o’clock on the dial), to match the exact time duration of an ADAC GT Masters race. The tenths-of-a-second display (at 2 o’clock) outputs in real time for two complete minutes, corresponding to an average lap time.
The CERTINA DS Podium Chronograph Lap Timer and its 42mm black PVD case also looks uncompromisingly sporty. The special Racing Edition, dedicated to the partnership between CERTINA and the ADAC GT Masters, is dressed in the official colours of the racing series. A yellow lacquered tachymeter scale stands out against the black PVD bezel surface, while on the dial – red and white hands and indices, with yellow Super-LumiNova® coating, create strong visual contrast, for utmost clarity. Yellow accents on the crown, ergonomic pushbuttons and in the stitching/edging of the smart and sporty black leather strap, complete what is clearly an exciting, race-ready design.
The new DS Podium Chronograph Lap Timer Racing Edition marks the launch of a new CERTINA product series to celebrate the brand’s continued commitment to motorsport. Three additional variants will also be produced: brushed and polished stainless-steel case with black dial and either a three-row stainless-steel bracelet or black perforated leather strap, as well as a black PVD case model with green/white detailing on the dial and black leather strap with green stitching.