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The Black Ceramic Rado D-Star

by Philip Kaspar
15 August, 2011
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Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

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The new Rado D-Star Collection is nothing if not comprehensive. There are no less than 28 different models that make up the collection.

Like many other new ranges these days, the new Rado D-Star collection has more than a few distinctive hints of its roots. For example through hands moving underneath the large indexes. A symbolic anchor enhances all models of the range, which integrates a selection of modern movements and three futuristic materials – high-tech ceramic, Ceramos® and carbon diffused steel. And the sharp, angular lines of the striking case and hallmark black dial are set to contribute to its status – as vintage Rado’s are still a hot favourite on Ebay.

The Rado D-Star (black high-tech ceramic, XL)

Rado D Star dial

Black Rado D-Star Reverse

Part of the new range includes this svelte black high-tech ceramic watch with an automatic movement teasingly punctuated by the luminous white hands and indexes. It celebrates the unique shape of the range with over-sized dimensions. The watch is powered by the faithful ETA 2824 movement with 38 hours power reserve.

A word about Rado

Rado advert on Hong Kong bus

Rado is a Swiss manufacturer with headquarters in Lengnau, Switzerland. The brand has developed an excellent reputation for its use of scratch-proof materials, a field in which it is considered a pioneer.

Today the company produces about half a million watches a year. Rado’s watches are available in more than 150 countries, at over 5900 points of sale.

The brand is particularly strong in Southeast Asia, Japan, China, and the Middle East as well as countries within Europe (Switzerland, Germany, Italy) and the USA.

In 1983 Rado became part of the SMH Group which was renamed in 1998 as the Swatch Group. Rado’s sister brands include Omega, Breguet, Hamilton, Longines and Tissot.

You can also find out more about Rado on the official Rado wikipedia page.

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Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

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