Certina DS Podium Lap Timer Limited Edition Watch Review

Certina DS Podium Lap Timer Limited Edition Watch Review

Since 2018, Swiss watch manufacturer Certina have proudly supported the Yamaha MXGP team and their commitment continues into the new year with the release of the Certina DS Podium Lap Timer Limited Edition. Dressed in the team’s colours and decorated with their iconic emblem on the case back, the limited edition of 450 pieces is completely befitting to the sport it celebrates with its impressive COSC-certified lap-timer chronograph movement.

The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP team will start the new season in March 2020 with a team of strong riders: Jeremy Seewer, the World Championship runner-up of the last season, Arnaud Tonus and Gautier Paulin. The trio will also be accompanied by their ever-reliable partner, Certina, who for the third year will see their logo displayed proudly on the motorcycles and kit and their watches adorned on the wrists of the drivers. The art of Swiss watchmaking and the precision, performance and speed associated with motocross is the perfect pairing, and the new Certina DS Podium Lap Timer Limited Edition does a fantastic job of uniting these two prestigious industries once and for all.

 “Precision, endurance and passion are not only decisive factors in the MXGP – they are also part of every single watch we make. We wish the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP team all the best for the 2020 season and hope that all fans have a fantastic time!” – Adrian Bosshard, President of Certina.

The Certina DS Podium Lap Timer Limited Edition is delivered in classic 316L stainless steel with the case measuring to 42mm in diameter and 11.73mm in height. To pair, a matching 316L stainless steel fixed bezel delivers a tachymeter scale perfect for measuring the speed of the Yamaha Factory MXGP team as they race around the track. Assisting in its 100 metre water resistant rating, the Certina DS Podium watch also boasts a protected screw down crown and a screw down case back adorned with the emblem “Jeremy Seewer #91” and its limited edition status out of 450 pieces.

Handsomely dressed in blue, the same colours as the racing suits worn by the Yamaha Factory MXGP team, the dial of the Certina DS Podium Lap Timer Limited Edition perfectly emphasises its exclusive nature and sporting DNA. The large central hands for hours and minutes are decorated in Swiss Superluminova for optimal legibility in all lighting while two chronograph sub counters for 60 minutes and tenths-of-a-second, contrast perfectly in black.. A third subsidiary dial for continuous seconds is located at 6 o’clock while a beautifully contrasting bright red chronograph seconds hand sits at the centre.

Powering the Certina DS Podium Lap Timer Limited Edition watch is the G10.212 Swiss made quartz calibre. The high precision PrecidriveTM ETA movement has been chronometer certified and provides a theoretical battery life of 38 months, 3 jewels and a date complication at 3 o’clock. It’s COSC-certified status is proudly displayed on the dial at 6 o’clock, protected by scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective treatment.

The Certina DS Podium Lap Timer Limited Edition is completed by a classic 316L stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle and delivered in a special presentation box that includes the Jeremy Seewter 91 emblem and a Yamaha Factory MXGP team helmet embossed on the interior.

You can shop the Certina DS Podium Lap Timer Limited Edition watch on the Jura Watches website today now available with interest free finance and free delivery. For more information on this exclusive piece, get in touch with the team on 01335 453453 or at help@jurawatches.co.uk.

Specifications: Certina DS Podium Lap Timer Limited Edition (C034.453.11.047.10)

  • Case Size: 42mm
  • Case Material: 316L stainless steel
  • Bezel: Fixed with tachymeter scale
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
  • Case Back: Screw down with special decoration
  • Water Resistance: 100 metres
  • Movement: ETA G10.212 quartz
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph seconds, 60 minutes, 1/100th seconds, date
  • Battery Life: Approx 38 months
  • COSC: Yes
  • Dial: Blue with Superluminova hands, numerals and indexes
  • Strap: 316L stainless steel bracelet
  • Buckle: Folding
  • RRP: £660
  • Limited Edition: 450 pieces

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