The Rado D-Star, a legendary and sophisticated range of watches that has clearly made itself renowned as a real icon of contemporary horology. Rado D-Star collection is a range of gents polished silver stainless steel watches boasting a round sun brushed chronograph dial and 9 steel colored indexes. With a white luminous anchor moving feature, this Swiss made automatic movement watch has sapphire crystal glass, water resistance up to 200 metres and much more besides.
Created under the brand of Schlup & Co. in 1917 by the three brothers Ernst, Fritz and Werner Schlup, the brand that would go on to become Rado had a modest start before growing to be one of the globe’s top makers of watches by the culmination of WWII.
The brand soon became referred to as Rado and by the 1950’s they were selling more watches than ever, releasing the legendary Golden Horse collection in 1957. By the end of the decade, Rado had a brand presence in over 61 nations worldwide and was clearly one of the global leaders in the business.
All was going well for the Swiss company founded by three siblings of low means, yet in 1962 things would get endlessly more amazing. That year saw the launch of the DiaStar 1, said to be the world’s first scratch-proof watch. The watch went down a treat and to this day it is seen upon as a legend by those in the industry. This amazing approach to materials would become known as Rado’s watchmaking style for years to come, with the brand choosing to use hard metal and sapphire crystal in an era when this was by no means normal.
Throughout the coming years Rado would make use of amazing materials its own, bettering an ability to make scratch-resistant yet amazingly created watches that were totally unique. Gold, sapphire and, by the late 80’s, hi-tech ceramic was becoming more key to Rado watch designs, which were proving highly popular with enthusiasts the world over.
Today, Rado carries on trying to produce some of the most exciting watches around, blending creations in material with traditional Swiss watchmaking techniques that can be traced back to the brand’s founded in the early 20th century. Without a doubt, the launch of the ultra thin True Thinline timepiece back in 2011 represented a new milestone for the brand, doing away with a stainless steel core for a sleek new approach to casing known as 'monobloc.'
Rado’s Innovative Style
Without a doubt, Rado is today one of the most creative Swiss watchmakers around. With a lovely blend of modern and classic, features and looks, Rado try to stay relevant at a time in which the industry has never been more intense. The brand itself is proof that quality will always shine through, with Rado’s use of innovative materials and cutting edge design concepts ensuring that the company remains key players are the horological table.
When somebody purchases a Rado watch, they are not simply getting a new timepiece. Rather, they become part of a family with more than a century of tradition, a fraternity made up of those committed to championing first-class engineering and design principles in an age when disposable style has become the norm.
The Rado D-Star is a piece of modern horological folklore. A timepiece that has obtained a huge fan base all over the world, the D-Star is for the cultivated yet fiery watchmaking lover. Without a doubt, a Rado D-Star can be employed on almost all occasions if you so want.