RADO D-Star Automatic Collection

Swiss watch brand RADO unveils the new D-Star model inspired from the DiaStar timepiece, which made a startling debut of uncompromising scratch-resistance of fifty years ago. The new generation Rado D-Star, like its iconic predecessor, couples inspired design with innovative material breakthroughs: the two generations are united by their unique oval case shape and material innovations. Together they tell the story of relentless research leading to the use of new materials for unprecedented design innovation.

Its fundamental commitment to innovation in materials and design has led Rado to use three different materials in the Rado D-Star collection: high-tech ceramic, Ceramos™ and carbon diffused steel.

Hardmetal, the scratch-resistant material used in the creation of the Rado DiaStar, is relatively heavy, which spurred Rado on to develop a lighter, scratch-resistant material. In the 1980s Rado pioneered high-tech ceramic, which, in the Rado D-Star represents a statement of intrinsic modernity and ultimate wearer comfort. Further developments in this field have led to the innovation of black, white, as well as platinum-coloured plasma treated high-tech ceramic offering varied style and design alternatives.

Like hardmetal, Ceramos™, an extremely hard yet lightweight material, required years of dedicated research and development to render it apt for watchmaking. A high-tech ceramic and metal composite, Ceramos™ incorporates the optimal properties of both elements to achieve enhanced comfort and durability. As a result of intensive research undertaken by Rado to push the boundaries of innovation, carbon diffused steel was introduced into the Rado D-Star collection. This steel hardened by the diffusion of carbon is obtained through a heat treatment, resulting in a surface of exceptional brightness and a hardness of 1,000 to 1,200 Vickers.

Its history and innovative spirit encourage Rado to push the limits of technology and materials to extremes. With the Rado D-Star, materials and developments in science and technology have released unprecedented design potential. High-tech ceramic and Ceramos™ have made it possible to create lightweight, scratch-resistant watches that adjust to the wearer’s body temperature, enabling new levels of comfort.

Pure and streamlined, the Rado D-Star is the epitome of power and simplicity with its round dial in a sharp, faceted ellipse case, enhanced by a perfectly integrated bracelet. This extensive collection comprises over 50 style, size, movement and material declinations, all of which satisfy the desire for a watch that will stand the test of time. Five decades of modern design find expression in a contemporary collection that continues to evolve.

Rado D-Star Automatic (Ceramos™, XL)
Movement
11 ½ ETA 2824-2, automatic, 25 jewels, 3 hands, date at 3 o‘clock, 38 hour power reserve

Case
Platinum-coloured Ceramos™ bezel
Stainless steel see-through case back
Stainless steel crown
Water resistant to 10 bar (100m)
Crystal Curved sapphire crystal
Dimensions 46.0 x 42.0 x 11.0 (WxLxH in mm)

Dial
Black with wave pattern, 12 silver-coloured applied indexes with white luminous
Black flange with white printed number and minute track
Rado signature moving anchor symbol
White printed Rado and Automatic logos

Hands
Hour and minute: silver-coloured with white luminous
Second: red-coloured with white luminous

Bracelet
3-row solid steel bracelet, satin brushed and polished
3-fold titanium buckle with Ceramos™ pushers

Rado D-Star Automatic (Black High-tech Ceramic, XL/L)
Movement: 11 ½ ETA 2824-2, automatic, 25 jewels, 3 hands, date at 6 o‘clock, 38 hour power reserve, decorated movement

Case
Black high-tech ceramic
Pressed on black PVD stainless steel see-through case back
Curved sapphire crystal
Black high-tech ceramic crown
Water resistant to 10 bar (100m)
Crystal Curved sapphire crystal
Dimensions XL: 46.0 x 42.0 x 11.0 (WxLxH in mm) L: 41.6 x 38.2 x 10.8

Dial
Black with 8 black nickeled/rhodium-coloured applied indexes
Black nickeled/rhodium-coloured applied indexes at 3/9/12 with black/white printing
Black flange, cool grey/silver-coloured printed minute track
Rado signature moving anchor symbol
Silver-coloured printed Rado and Automatic logos
Hands: Black nickeled/rhodium-coloured

Bracelet
3-row black high-tech ceramic
3-fold titanium buckle with black high-tech ceramic pushers

Rado D-Star Automatic (White High-tech Ceramic, XL/L)
Movement: 11 ½ ETA 2824-2, automatic, 25 jewels, 3 hands, date at 6 o‘clock, 38 hour power reserve, decorated movement

Case
White high-tech ceramic
Pressed on stainless steel see-through case back
White high-tech ceramic crown
Water resistant to 10 bar (100m)
Crystal Curved sapphire crystal
Dimensions XL: 46.0 x 42.0 x 11.0 (WxLxH in mm) L: 41.6 x 38.2 x 10.8

Dial
White with 8 white/rhodium-coloured applied indexes
White/rhodium-colour applied indexes at 3/9/12 with white printing
White flange, silver-coloured printed minute track
Rado signature moving anchor symbol
Silver-coloured printed Rado and Automatic logos
Hands: White lacquer/rhodium-coloured

Bracelet
3-row white high-tech ceramic
3-fold titanium buckle with white high-tech ceramic pushers

Rado D-Star Automatic (Plasma Treated High-tech Ceramic, XL/L)
Movement: 11 ½ ETA 2824-2, automatic, 25 jewels, 3 hands, date at 6 o’clock, 38 hour  power reserve, decorated movement

Case
Platinum-coloured plasma treated high-tech ceramic
Pressed on stainless steel see-through case back
Platinum-coloured plasma treated high-tech ceramic crown
Water resistant to 10 bar (100m)
Crystal Curved sapphire crystal
Dimensions XL: 46.0 x 42.0 x 11.0 (WxLxH in mm) L: 41.6 x 38.2 x 10.8

Dial
Silver-coloured dial with 8 silver-coloured applied indexes
Silver-coloured applied indexes at 3/9/12 with white printing
Silver-coloured flange, black printed minute track
Rado signature moving anchor symbol
Silver/black-coloured printed Rado and Automatic logos
Hands: Silver-coloured

Bracelet
3-row platinum-coloured plasma treated high-tech ceramic
3-fold titanium buckle with Ceramos™ pushers

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