Tag: Certina


Certina Chronographe DS-8 Phase de Lune Quartz Quartz watches / Swiss Watches

Officially presented during Baselworld 2015 last March, the new Certina Chronographe DS-8 Phase de Lune is a perfect example of a dressy complication watch that somehow manages to combine into a single package an almost stunning exterior, a very nice quartz chronograph movement that, for all things practical blows out of the water almost all advanced electric mechanisms currently available on the market, while spicing all up with a very affordable price. What more do you expect? A free Porsche?


Certina DS Powermatic 80 Limited Edition  (ref. C026.407.16.087.01) Swiss Watches

The new Certina DS Powermatic 80 (ref. C026.407.16.087.01) watch is destined to compete with the recently presented Tissot Luxury Automatic range of dressy timekeepers. Powered by the same new Caliber ETA CO7.111 (also dubbed as Powermatic 80) self-winding movement, the new watch features similar dial layout and boasts the same impressive power reserve of whole 80 hours.


2012 in Review: Top 12 Watches of the Year! Japanese watches / Swiss Watches

The year 2012 wasn't exactly rewarding for the better part of the population. Greece didn't default, Doomsday didn't happen and Valve yet again failed to deliver HL:3. However, there were certain bright spots, too: Spain emerged victorious in the 2012 UEFA Euro cup and the European politicians somehow managed to prevent collapse of the single currency. The watchmakers from Europe and Japan, too, managed to introduce a number of great watches, although there was nothing truly revolutionary neither in terms of design, nor technical characteristics (here I am talking about mass-produced models, not some ultra-expensive one-offs).


Certina DS1 “Double Security” Automatic Swiss Watches

Even though the new Certina DS1 "Double Security" Automatic (ref. C006.407.16.088.00) watch offers pretty generic design, it looks like a nice entry-level model for those high-school graduates still dreaming about their first dress watch with the legendary "Swiss Made" inscription on the dial, which is said to be adding at least +10 to mating abilities and +25 to personal charisma.


Certina DS Podium Ole Einar Bjorndalen GMT Quartz Chronograph Quartz watches / Swiss Watches

The Swiss watchmaking brand Certina has recently presented a limited edition version of its fairly fresh DS Podium quartz watch. Called Certina DS Podium Ole Einar Bjorndalen GMT Chronograph (ref. C001.639.21.057.10), the new timekeeper honors "the outstanding achievements and career" of Ole Einar Bjorndalen, a Norwegian professional biathlete who, according to Wikipedia (not the best source, I know,) won his first title in 1992 at the junior world championships.



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