- Certina is introducing a small wrist-friendly model of their succesful DS Motion diver in 34.5mm
- The gathering consists of 5 references with classically colored lacquer or blingier mother-of-pearl dials
- As a part of the Swatch Group, Certina has entry to the ever-popular ETA Powermatic 80, selecting it to energy this new launch
Usually ignored for its lack of availability in Australia, Certina’s DS Motion Diver line is among the most well-considered items in its class. Not solely is it out there in a big selection of sizes and colourways, but it surely’s additionally well-specced, containing ETA’s Powermatic 80 motion, a ceramic bezel insert and a formidable 300 metres of water resistance. Its newest iterations measured in at 43mm and 38mm, which might normally be thought of various sufficient, however the model is increasing their wrist-appealing attain with this, the brand new Certina DS Motion 34.5mm. Spanning 5 completely different colourways throughout metal and bi-colour references, it’s refreshing seeing a model launch a smaller mannequin with all of the enticing specs of its bigger siblings, in addition to providing selection in its appears to be like, as manufacturers usually turn into casualties of the shrink-it-and-pink-it phenomenon.
There’s not a lot messing round with regards to the three steel-cased fashions. A trio of white, blue and black dials with colour-matched ceramic bezel inserts may be enjoying it form of secure, however when the objective is to achieve as many wrists as potential, it makes for a good selection. The dial structure can be that of a traditional diver, with bigger markers on the cardinal factors, and round indices elsewhere, aside from a date window at three o’clock. Although the date or no date debate rages on perpetually extra, it’s an anticipated alternative for a watch like this, together with the truth that they’re not colour-matched, although I want Certina would’ve no less than put a body round it.
For many who are after a bit extra bling, Certina’s bought you lined with two PVD-coated, bi-colour designs with both black or white mother-of-pearl dials. The yellow gold highlights are plentiful, together with the polished mid-links, bezel, screw-down crown, palms, and dial appliques, whereas teeny tiny diamonds nestle into the round markers.
The one doubtlessly shocking alternative for a dive watch is the inclusion of a pusher-operated butterfly clasp as a substitute of the extra frequent double fold-over. It seemingly makes for a extra slender match on the wrist, and although the three-link bracelet does embody half-links, you’ll miss out on some adjustability a micro-adjust system would usually supply.
Lastly, the aforementioned ETA Powermatic 80.611 hides beneath a elegant, screw-down caseback, geared up with a Nivachron steadiness spring and the class-leading 80-hour energy reserve.
Certina DS Motion 34.5mm pricing and availability
The Certina DS Motion 34.5mm is offered in 5 completely different variants. Costs: CHF 820 (metal), CHF 955 (bi-colour, mother-of-pearl)
|Mannequin||DS Motion 34.5mm|
|Case Dimensions||34.5mm (D)|
|Case Materials||Chrome steel
Chrome steel and yellow gold PVD
|Water Resistance||300 metres|
|Dial||Black, blue or white lacquer
Black or white mother-of-pearl
|Strap||Three-link metal bracelet with metal butterfly clasp|
|Motion||ETA Powermatic 80.611, Nivachron steadiness spring, computerized|
|Energy Reserve||80 hours|
|Capabilities||Hours, minutes, seconds, date|
|Worth||CHF 820 (metal)
CHF 955 (bi-colour, mother-of-pearl)