Recently, Certina ds 1 powermatic 80 fake has equipped some of its DS-2 set of watches with its PreciDrive high-end quartz movement and sent them to battle for a piece of the slowly but surely expanding luxury — or, if you like, high-accuracy — quartz watch segment. There are myriads of distinct prerequisites a watch is rightfully expected to meet, but when it is to justify its price , it has to do at least one or two things. It must be a truly fine example of what’s gone before, or it has to have a saleable quirk to which the advertising department can sink its fangs. We’re utilized to viewing whimsical novelties in the area of mechanical watchmaking, as each year, thousands of dollars or more are poured into the discovery, creation and refinement of new substances and mechanisms in search of an edge over rivals. Designers are billed using re-imagining classic notions to create a slither of market separation.
As they state,”you can rely on a quartz, as it never changes,” and”you know just what you’re becoming, as quartz has been pretty much the exact same for years…” Well, that is by no means entirely accurate, as shown by the cooperation of Swatch Group members ETA and Certina ds ph200m replica watches . The PreciDrive from ETA is a quartz movement capable to achieve chronometer-like precision, and while it may not be a brand new release exactly (it’s been around for about a year), it deserves attention for the effectiveness of its thermo-compensation mechanism, for its publication manner it incorporates ceramic elements into its design, so it offers 1/100th of a second accuracy at a comparatively attainable price point.
However, before we talk about the finer details of exactly what causes the PreciDrive notable, let us focus on an especially interesting model that features this movement. The Certina DS-2 Limited Edition is a chronograph at a 41 millimeter wide 316L stainless steel case: aesthetically, it is identical to the other Certina DS-2 ds podium replica watches in the show, save for its appealing”panda-dial” coloring. The dial is mostly silver, with black, snailed sub-dials plus a pad-printed reddish scale indicating the 100th of another read-out. The 12-hour and 30-minute sub-dial palms are also red, together with the split seconds index — always a nice touch (and the sign of an intelligently designed watch!) After the chronograph hands are fitting and therefore separated from the time maintaining elements of the watch. The simple and classic colour palette is suitably sporty — a characteristic enhanced by the dynamic function of the watch.
The incredible speed and processing power of this PreciDrive means that the split seconds indicator hand strikes every single 100th mark throughout the space of one second. This is a different phenomenon than one may find on a mechanical split second chronograph. At a mechanical watch, the split second hand is effectively free-wheeling at the appropriate speed prior to being suddenly braked while the stop pusher is depressed. In the PreciDrive, the split hand is creating one hundred different and accurate motions per second; much more remarkable, however, is the reset speed of the palms. The advanced micro controller named PowerDrive is capable of altering the hands as much as many as 200 times a second in either way, meaning they return to zero almost instantaneously.
This watch is a member of this Certina ds action titanium clone DS (Double Security) family. The DS concept requires all its watches to posses a scratch resistant sapphire glass, an O-ring gasket on the stem, 2 more O-rings in the summit, a reinforced case back, and also a’special’ case back gasket. I am not certain what makes a case back gasket any more’special’ than any other case back gasket — I mean, it isn’t likely one would discover a watch anywhere in the world with an’unspecific’ gasket fitted — but it indicates it matches, which is, well, reassuring.
The case back is closed to hide the quartz movement and enhance water resistance, but it’s decorated with the Certina Turtle ds action diver replica watches logo in high quality relief. You may come across the logo a bit cutesy, but I think it is pretty cool, especially when implemented so boldly. The Certina DS structure makes the watch water resistant to 100m, which is a welcome attribute on any watch, especially something that seems to be meant for use under more rough conditions. The Certina DS-2 Limited Edition variation shown above also features the item number engraved on the case back and comes complete with a formal COSC certificate and screen case.