Pure adrenaline: the striking design of the DS Cascadeur, launched in 1995, was polarizing, even though this timepiece embodies not just one, but two of Certina’s great passions: maximum resilience – and the nerve-tingling excitement of the racetrack. The unmistakable look of the DS Cascadeur is inspired especially by motorcycle sports: the stainless steel bracelet looks like a motorbike drive chain, and the heavy-duty steel case frames a dial protected by two horizontal steel bars over the sapphire crystal, ensuring reliable timekeeping at top speeds and in everyday life.
Speed, robust construction and split-second precision are featured in two 30-second spots made to promote the DS Cascadeur. One features Swiss Moto GP driver Adrian Bosshard – today the President of our brand – roaring around the track. The second, shot in action-movie style ten years after the DS Cascadeur premiere, stars the DS Cascadeur Chrono. Two of the new models are synchronized for a thrilling chase sequence, timed and executed to perfection – with split-second precision – by Oliver Keller, the noted Swiss movie stuntman and Certina testimonial. So in the end, the DS Cascadeur lives up to its name in a double sense: “cascadeur“ is the French term for “stuntman“.