Certina DS Action Chrono “Robert Kubica Limited Edition”

CERTINA had introduced it’s Certina DS Action Chrono Robert Kubica in 2009. It was a new limited edition of 4000 pieces, to highlight its enjoyable collaboration with the exceptional BMW Sauber F1 Team driver – Robert Kubica. (See who is Robert Kubica here)

As a member of the BMW Sauber F1 Team, Robert Kubica has achieved various Grand-Prix standings, therefore, his 2008 season was simply remarkable. CERTINA, one of his first professional sponsors, has a lot of common points with Robert Kubica: combative instinct, great talent, and an unwavering quest for the best time. So, the Certina DS Action Chrono truly symbols these values while delighting F1 enthusiasts and speed buffs.

Certina DS Action Chrono rubber

The watch features the best and extreme-sport style and bold color harmonies of the dial and bezel – bright reminders of the tints on Kubica’s helmet, presenting a perfect combination of aesthetic and exciting racing. The racy, toothed unidirectional rotating bezel wears a bright orange-colored surface with a highly-visible scale, and the satin-finished steel case of generous diameter displays a unique expression in pure line work. There are a screw-in protected crown and two pushbuttons set inside sporty black PVD collars at their base, so, no worries about the crowns being broken.

Certina DS Action Chrono Steel

The indices have bright luminescent as well as the hands. So the time displaying is clear against a dial with a black carbon background. Furthermore, a date window is located at 6 o’clock. The watch is equipped with the full Certina DS+ System. While the water resistance is 200 meters, the timepiece is protected by an anti-reflecting sapphire crystal. This significant watch also features a case back engraved with Robert Kubica’s signature and the mention “Official Robert Kubica Watch”, the individual serial number, as well as the Certina logo.

Certina DS Action Chrono– Robert Kubica Limited Edition has an attractive special display case, and comes with two kinds of straps. One strap in stainless steel and the other in molded rubber. Finally, Certina provides an official certificate of authenticity with it. This is one heck of a Chrono watch.

Certina DS Action Chrono orange

Conclusion

If you are in to sports watches and especially F1 sports, you will probably like that watch. This is a limited edition watch. And you will have a piece of history on your wrist. Furthermore, this is a Swiss Made watch. Hence the high finish quality. I liked the positioning of the date window in addition to the anti-glare crystal. The painted seconds hand is helping to to read easily while providing a sporty look. Bezel is clicking very nicely and giving a nice quality feel. Due to the 42.5mm case, watch is a little heavy for me. But overall a good option IMO.

Will I buy this one for my collection? Well probably i will not. Not becauseof the weight but due to the Quartz movement. I am really a fan of the mechanical watches. And i don’t prefer spending money on quartz watches anymore.

Certina DS Action Chrono Specifications

Movement/Functions:
Swiss Made, Quartz Chronograph, ETA G10.211
Hours, minutes, small second, date
Chronograph with 30-minute, 60-second, 1/10-second counters

Case:
42.5 mm diameter / 316L satin-finished steel / Tachymeter
Case back engraved with Robert Kubica signature, serial number, Certina logo

Water resistance:
200 meters

Crystal:
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflecting coating

Crown:
Protected and screw-in

Strap:
Rubber (three-row, molded links) with folding safety buckle and diving extension

Additional bracelet:
Satin-finished, three-row stainless-steel bracelet with folding safety buckle and diving extension

Specifics:
DS + (Double Security+ System) with screw-in crown/case back
Engraved and numbered case back
Limited edition of 4,000 units
Sold in special display case, with a second (steel) bracelet and certificate of authenticity

References:
C013.417.27.207.00, rubber strap

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