Certina DS Action Diver Chronograph 腕表評測

Certina DS Action Diver Chronograph 腕表評測

Certina DS Action Diver Chronograph 腕表評測 腕上評測

這幾年機械腕表價錢下調,複雜腕表定價變得進取,而本來定位親民的品牌的競爭更是激烈,瑞士製入門級機械表售價不用六千已不是新聞,但當一枚通過認證的潛水計時碼表也不到一萬元,「親切」至此,甚至令我有點「受寵若驚」了。我說的是 Certina (雪鐵納) 的 DS Action Diver Chronograph。

Certina DS Action Diver Chronograph 並非今年新品,早在幾年前已經推出,其時定價還未如此「誘人」,今年的新版本能有這樣顯著的下調,是因為它不再使用 ETA 7753 機芯,換上了同樣由  ETA 生產的 C01.211 自動上條機芯。這機芯本來只用於 Tissot,目前 Certina 也能使用了。

Certina DS Action Diver Chronograph 腕表評測 腕上評測

Certina DS Action Diver Chronograph 腕表評測 腕上評測

機芯改變,最明顯的變動就在表盤上看到。佈局由雙副盤改為三副盤,30 分鐘及 6 小時累計盤分置於 12 時及 6 時位,9 時位置則是小秒盤,日期視窗由 4 時半位移至 3 時位,品牌標誌、防水深度及「AUTOMATIC」等字樣均刻印在日期窗旁,盤上仍然保留了大型的三角及圓形小時刻度,並加入了阿拉伯數字 6 及 12。表盤看起來無疑是變得密集,不過其表殼尺碼達 45.7 毫米,所以表盤空間尚且應付得到。

Certina DS Action Diver Chronograph 腕表評測 腕上評測

誠然,ETA 7753 及 C01.211 機芯難免令人有所比較,坊間也有不少人認為後者比較遜色。不過 C01.211 機芯是以 Lemania 5100 為基礎製作而成,最為人讚譽的是能抵抗高達 7G 的撞擊,這特點對作為運動型潛水表的 DS Action Diver Chronograph 而言禆益甚大。

Certina DS Action Diver Chronograph 腕表評測 腕上評測

Certina DS Action Diver Chronograph 腕表評測 腕上評測

撇開機芯不說,DS Action Diver Chronograph 在其他方面均十分稱職,其表殼以精鋼製,配旋入式的計時按鈕、表冠及表背,加上品牌的 DS (Double Security) 雙重保險概念,達到了 300 米防水深度。單向旋轉表圈以六枚螺旋保護托架固定,用於設定潛水時間,圈側設有闊大三角形鋸齒設計,即使戴着潛水手套亦能握穩操作。橡膠表帶搭配潛水專用的磨砂精鋼加長表扣,方便把腕表佩戴在潛水衣外。

Certina DS Action Diver Chronograph 腕表評測 腕上評測

如果翻轉腕表,會看到底蓋上鐫刻有 Certina 標誌性的海龜圖案,並有「DIVER’S WATCH 300M」字樣,突出其深潛功能。此外,你會發現其底蓋呈拱型,因為此腕表甚為厚重,這樣看起來便不會那麼笨重。

Certina DS Action Diver Chronograph 腕表評測 腕上評測

要取得顧客信心,除了靠品牌聲譽或口碑,最直接就是得到第三方認證,而 Certina DS Action Diver Chronograph 便通過了 ISO 6425 認證的潛水表要求,例如必須可預設指定時間間距(旋轉表圈)、在漆黑深海環境清晰顯示(Super Luminova 夜光指針及刻度)、高度準確及卓越的避震功能,是一枚真正的潛水表。

腕表備有三個款型,分別是藍色款、黑色配紅色款,以及本文的黑色配綠色款。說了這麼久,究竟 Certina DS Action Diver Chronograph 定價是多少了呢?答案是 HK$ 8,900certina.com

  • iamcalledryan

    “The latest AC45 catamarans are capable of sailing 3 times the speed of the wind”

    Being that I know nothing about sailing, and as it looks like these things do not have motors – I am stunned to read this! How does something move 3 times faster than the thing it draws it’s speed from!!?

  • Marius

    Bremont Watches: Why the America`s Cup? Asking this question is like assuming that sailing teams actually use mechanical watches, so they have to look around and decide which brand to choose. In reality it’s just marketing. It’s similar to asking “Rolex: Why Formula 1?” or “JLC: Why the Navy Seals?” Or “Omega: Why The Olympic Games?” or “Richard Mille: Why Rafa Nadal?” or “Hublot: Why Ferrari?”

  • Dinkee, H. O.

    Personally, I think that the people behind Bremont are geniuses. A Bremont Solo is $4,750. While an IWC XVIII retails for $3,950. And yet somehow Bremont continue to sell watches and grow! Absolute geniuses. How do they do it?

    • Marius

      My distinguished colleague,

      You asked a very interesting question. Bremont is indeed more expensive than IWC, but that is largely due to their famed trick-whatever cases. These cases, manufactured in some shed located in some forest, are so resistant that they are basically indestructible. Furthermore, Bremont watches are so shock-resistant that they are basically indestructible. If you pair that to their completely in-house designed and manufactured movement (well, actually just one component is designed and manufactured in-house, but who cares), you get a fantastic watch. Much better than any IWC, in any case!

      • Dinkee, H. O.

        Now it all makes sense. Frankly, Bremont should be charging double what IWC does!

    • iamcalledryan

      If you had your pricing right I would hazard to guess that obtaining a COSC chronometer rating has something to do with it. But I can see new Solo’s available through ADs for south of 4k.

      http://www.tourneau.com/watches/brands/bremont/#prefn1=collection&prefv1=SOLO&lastOpenedTab=3

      • Dinkee, H. O.

        I suppose that one must shop around to find the lowest priced of the most expensive priced pedestrian movement watches on the market!

        • iamcalledryan

          Actually I think it’s only your “dealer” who appears to be charging you that price. Retail price is $3,950, Dinkee’s price is $4,750.

          • Dinkee, H. O.

            http://www.selfridges.com/US/en/cat/bremont-solo-wi-si-stainless-steel-leather-strap-watch_757-10095-SOLOWHSI/?previewAttribute=Steel

            Selfridges price: $3,420, iamcalledryan’s price $3,950

            I’m sure that if spent some time I could knock down the IWC price to beat that. But even at $3,420 it’s still far too much for what you get.

            You continue to amuse me, fanboy. Keep it up, I’ll keep you around.

          • iamcalledryan

            Well done, as I said – south of $4k. So in conclusion they are far better priced than the inflated one that you hung your initial “argument” on (and I guess let’s just ignore the chronometer rating).

            I’m actually not a huge fan of Bremont, I am a fan of watches though, so I tend not to spend too much time channeling my issues into trolling them.

          • Berndt Norten

            But admit it, homes, you liked the fight with Skeletor. It brought out your A game, dig?

          • iamcalledryan

            Ha! Hard to deny..but in truth, I prefer talking about watches.

    • Berndt Norten

      Here’s to the great AC3 (or is it III ?) Not to be confused with Davis Love the Third…
      For those not in the loop, AC3 be Archibald Chesterfield the Third, or Archie Luxury, or Paul Pluta, the Bogan from Brisbane.

    • Larry Holmack

      It’s no secret here in the Texas Hill Country that you are the brains behind their success. No need to be modest…us Texans love someone who brags about their success!! I’ll bet Jerry Jones has offered you free lifetime use of a suite at AT&T Stadium to watch his Cowboys play…right????

  • word-merchant

    Bremont Watches: Why?

    Is the article I would have written.

  • Chaz

    Personally I’d like to see Bremont supplant Longines in the world of equestrian sponsorships.

  • Raymond Wilkie

    Just to add my 2 cents…………………………..meh.

  • Boogur T. Wang

    “I’d like to answer the question of why Bremont watches chose to have a close relationship with the America’s Cup yachting race.”
    I wasn’t aware that anyone had actually asked that question.
    It’s bloody obvious it was done for revenue. Advertising. And ego-stroking.
    Good Lord man – Get over yourself.

    *edit* – it is nice to see YANMAR on the mast as a cosponsor. I’ve always admired their little diesel engines. Simple, durable and very long-lasting.

    • Berndt Norten

      Brilliant! You just sliced like a ninja and cut like a razor blade through all the b.s.

      Priceless!

  • Никита

    Omega – spy guy / space / many more; Longines – horses; Seiko – tennis guy; Hublot – red fast cars; Breitling – cosy cars; Richard Mille – tennis guy; Rolex – golf / fast karts / many more; Panerai – italian porn guy / austrian bodybuilder; Bremont – american boats; Tissot – basketball guy; Certina – fast cars; Alpina – skiing guy; TAG Heuer – “oscar” guy; Raymond Weil – music guys; IWC – fast karts;…

    This is all about watchmaking.

  • wallymann

    why? because that’s where the money is! AC fans probably have disposable income in the higher brackets. duh.

  • SuperStrapper

    Can someone let me know how to type out the sound of a wet fart?

    • iamcalledryan

      LOL; and I think it’s WFOL…

  • Giles; you must have had a charmed childhood. I’m envious. Personally, when I think about America’s Cup, my mind goes back to the beautiful J-Class boats of the 1930’s. Like the Velsheda. The modern tech cats don’t do much for me. Although one could make the argument that the J-Class yachts were high tech for their day, it’s just not the same.

    Too bad the AC races are such poor spectator sport. All you get to see are a few specs out in the open water. Modern video has improved the viewer experience, but it’s really no fun to watch in person.

  • Lawrence

    I would buy the supermarine but it is too expensive, should be at breitling level prices

  • Quiescent

    Very interesting! I didn’t know Mr. English studied Naval Engineering; I always presumed it was Marketing.

  • Kurt Klimisch

    Australia II won the America’s Cup in 1983 beating Dennis Conner and the American boat Liberty. Kookaburra III was the Australian defender that lost the cup in the 1987 event to Dennis Conner on Stars & Stripes. This is sailing 101… As sponsor of the America’s Cup you got this wrong? Wow, just wow.

  • peter_byford

    Just throwing an opinion into the mix lol ! …I’ve never really understood this watch brand thing with ‘associations’ with sports stars, events etc. To me it smacks of assuming quality associated with success, as if the watch is somehow endowed with some special attribute that the model honestly advertised in retail doesn’t possess. Yes, Rolex sponsor global events including Wimbledon, & Piaget to polo in South America etc etc. Advertising strategies one could argue for sure. Masse & Schumacher collaborating in the design process etc, but one whiff of social impropriety, drugs, sexual dalliances, business cheating etc, & the said sponsors drop their event sponsorship & ‘ ambassadors’ overnight lol ! Maria Sharapova is a recent victim, her perfume & sports equipment suppliers breaking their associations immediately following her drug taking admission. These ‘associations’ seem very fragile & tenuous to me, one hint of impropriety & they come apart. Sponsors & events are only interested in success, role models etc etc……not failure & scandal. They used to say…” Bad publicity is better than no publicity at all “…..My question here, is whether that’s actually the case nowadays ?