To mark the UAE 45th National Day, CERTINA, the Swiss sport watch brand, has launched an exclusive UAE Special Limited Edition timepiece that beautifully blends sporty character and famous Swiss accuracy - and only 45 units in the production run. For this special edition of the DS Podium Big Size Chronograph, CERTINA has teamed up with Sheikh Khalid Bin Faisal Al Qassimi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Racing and Patron and driver at Abu Dhabi Total World Rally Team, to officially unveil the exclusive new timepiece at the Mall of the Emirates Hour Choice store. The DS Podium Big Size UAESpecial Limited Edition celebrates a long tradition of rally racing and is delivered in a special display box. “We are a Swiss watchmaker fuelled by a passion for high performance, precision and endurance,” says Adrian Bosshard, President of CERTINA. “Much like the UAE and Sheikh Khalid Bin Faisal Al Qassimi, CERTINA has been closely associated with motorsport since the 1970s, and has enjoyed a dominant brand presence at all thirteen World Championship races in the WRC calendar since 2013. We are thrilled to join forces with Sheikh Khalid also off the race track, to commemorate the UAE’s 45th anniversary in the way we know best – sporty excellence.” Commenting on the timepieces, Sheikh Khalid Bin Faisal Al Qassimi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Racing and Patron and driver at Abu Dhabi Total World Rally Team, said: “Rally champions rely on outstanding technology, precision, endurance and concentration, which are all qualities echoed in CERTINA’s timepieces. My friendship and partnership with CERTINA dates back to WRC days, and I am honoured to celebrate with Certina the 45th UAE National Day. As part of our launch festivities, visitors to the Mall of the Emirates will have the possibility of challenging an official CERTINA reference time in our racing car simulator, set up outside the Hour Choice store on the main floor. The UAE Special Limited Edition watch will also be available through Rivoli and Hour Choice stores throughout the UAE soon.