The precision that creates legends
Few sports are as demanding as biathlon, in terms of accuracy and endurance. Likewise, few men possess the legendary talent and precision of the great Ole Einar Bjørndalen, whose multiple gold medals have made him a familiar name all around the world. To mark his illustrious continuing career, CERTINA has chosen to celebrate Ole’s proven sporting talent with a special limited-edition version of their outstandingly accurate DS-2 timepiece.
Classy, stylish and yet unpretentious – much like the man himself, the DS-2 Ole Einar Bjørndalen Limited Edition is a worthy tribute to the great achievements of the most decorated Olympic biathlete in sporting history. The man’s still-ongoing 24-year career, his thirteen medals including two at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, his impressive string of wins and records on the World Championship circuit including the 2016 World Championships, underline the brilliant path of an athlete rightly chosen as a CERTINA ambassador in 2011. Ole’s precision, endurance and personality truly resonate with our brand’s core values.
The sporty elegance of the DS-2 O.E.B. Limited Edition comes from a subtle blend of design elements, such as brushed/polished surfaces on its 40mm 316L stainless-steel case, a dark brown leather strap and a fine, classy polished bezel. Its anti-reflective sapphire crystal opens onto an anthracite sunray-finished dial surface with a date window at 6 o’clock, a red second hand and two-tone HM hands with a line of white Superluminova along their centre line.
The DS-2 is equipped with a Swiss-Made PrecidriveTM movement, to ensure an uncompromising level of accuracy that befits a world-class timepiece dedicated to an outstanding sportsman. Built using the famous CERTINA DS Concept, the DS-2 O.E.B. Limited Edition is water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m). Its case-back proudly displays a special testimonial to Ole Einar Bjørndalen, as well as an engraving of a gold-coloured silhouette of the great sportsman. The mention “Limited Edition O.E.B.” also figures in red letters on the dial to complete the honours. The DS-2 O.E.B. Limited Edition is equipped with a dark brown leather strap, with a twin-push-button butterfly clasp.