Certina Chronolympic

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SKU AS01126
SKU AS01126

Why We Love it

When it comes to vintage chronographs, "Panda Dials" are a whole different kind of awesome that have been getting lots of attention on the collector market as of late.  The nickname refers to a white dial with black subsidiary registers, and is a simple aesthetic choice which has become entirely sought after in the collector community, with Panda Dial variants often commanding many multiples of their "standard" dial brethren (think "Siffert" Heuer Autavias, "Nina Rindt" Universal Geneve Compaxes, and of course "Paul Newman" Rolex Daytonas).  Of course, a timepiece need not have an association with a famous historical figure to have the same great looks, and in many cases the best values in vintage are those without any celebrity connection that have yet to be "discovered" by the collector community.

Such is the case with this awesome Certina DS-2 Chonolympic chronograph - an absolutely stunning vintage sports watch that hasn't received any notoriety for being worn by a movie star or racing legend (although the black dial version WAS worn by a guy who climbed - and then skied down - Mount Everest), but has all the looks and mechanical muscle to be counted amongst the best. 

Dating from the 1960s, this steel chronograph is sized at a meaty 43.5mm, more substantial than many of its contemporaries and perfectly sized for the modern wrist.  It features an absolutely immaculate Panda Dial with triple subdial layout, featuring registers for 30-minute and 12-hour counters along with sweeping subsidiary seconds.  A dash of orange is visible in the chrono seconds hand and some red on the 30-Minute register.  The white dial is surrounded by a crisp outer tachometer ring.

Powering this gorgeous timepiece is the legendary Calibre 72 manually-winding chronograph movement by Valjoux, a movement as robust as it is iconic - hell, even the original Rolex Daytona had one of these bad boys inside!  We have only come across a few of these Chronolympics, and none have come close to this beautiful example.  If you're looking for big dollar looks on a down to earth budget, your search is over.  

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Certina Chronolympic

Certina Chronolympic

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Certina Chronolympic

Why We Love it

When it comes to vintage chronographs, "Panda Dials" are a whole different kind of awesome that have been getting lots of attention on the collector market as of late.  The nickname refers to a white dial with black subsidiary registers, and is a simple aesthetic choice which has become entirely sought after in the collector community, with Panda Dial variants often commanding many multiples of their "standard" dial brethren (think "Siffert" Heuer Autavias, "Nina Rindt" Universal Geneve Compaxes, and of course "Paul Newman" Rolex Daytonas).  Of course, a timepiece need not have an association with a famous historical figure to have the same great looks, and in many cases the best values in vintage are those without any celebrity connection that have yet to be "discovered" by the collector community.

Such is the case with this awesome Certina DS-2 Chonolympic chronograph - an absolutely stunning vintage sports watch that hasn't received any notoriety for being worn by a movie star or racing legend (although the black dial version WAS worn by a guy who climbed - and then skied down - Mount Everest), but has all the looks and mechanical muscle to be counted amongst the best. 

Dating from the 1960s, this steel chronograph is sized at a meaty 43.5mm, more substantial than many of its contemporaries and perfectly sized for the modern wrist.  It features an absolutely immaculate Panda Dial with triple subdial layout, featuring registers for 30-minute and 12-hour counters along with sweeping subsidiary seconds.  A dash of orange is visible in the chrono seconds hand and some red on the 30-Minute register.  The white dial is surrounded by a crisp outer tachometer ring.

Powering this gorgeous timepiece is the legendary Calibre 72 manually-winding chronograph movement by Valjoux, a movement as robust as it is iconic - hell, even the original Rolex Daytona had one of these bad boys inside!  We have only come across a few of these Chronolympics, and none have come close to this beautiful example.  If you're looking for big dollar looks on a down to earth budget, your search is over.  

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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