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Rado DiaStar Original: A Legendary Swiss Watch

Rado released the Rado DiaStar Original collection in 1962 to showcase one of the company's groundbreaking innovations, dubbed as the first scratch-proof watch in history. Keeping the first DiaStar design in mind, the DiaStar Original collection showcases the brand's signature style equipped with an improved in-house movement. Many watch enthusiasts consider the classic series as one of the brand’s most distinct and legendary vintage timepieces. The collection is also renowned for its wide variety of dial designs, case sizes, and watch functions. You have the option of choosing between watches equipped with quartz or mechanical in-house movement.

Prices at a Glance: Most Popular Rado DiaStar Watches

Model

Price 

(approx.)

Size

Features

Rado DiaStar Original R12306313

$850 USD

27.3mm

- CVD-coated hard metal and stainless steel case

- Quartz movement

- Sapphire crystal

- Black dial

- Date display on the 6 o’clock marker

- 30m water resistance

- Stainless steel/PVD bracelet

Rado DiaStar Original Automatic Limited Edition R12995203

$1,249 USD

38.5mm

- Hardmetal and stainless steel case

- Sapphire crystal

- Blue dial

- Screwed crown

- Date and day of the week display on the 6 o’clock marker

- 100m water resistance

- Limited Edition of 1962 pieces

- Stainless steel and titanium bracelet

Rado DiaStar Original Automatic R12999153

$1,419 USD

38.5mm

- PVD-coated hard metal and stainless steel case

- Sapphire crystal

- Screwed crown

- Screw-down case back

- Black dial

- Date and day of the week display on the 6 o’clock marker

- 100m water resistance

- Stainless steel/PVD bracelet

Rado DiaStar Original Chronograph R12949153

$1,750 USD

38.5mm

- PVD-coated hard metal and stainless steel case

- Sapphire crystal

- Screwed crown

- Black dial

- Chronograph sub-dials

- Date display on the 4 o’clock marker

- 100m water resistance

- Stainless steel/PVD, titanium bracelet

Rado DiaStar Original Automatic R12065403

$1,500 USD

35mm

- PVD-coated hard metal and stainless steel case

- Sapphire crystal

- Open heart dial

- Nivachron movement

- 30m water resistance

- Stainless steel/PVD, titanium bracelet

Rado DiaStar Original Automatic Diamonds R12413773

$1,250 USD

35mm

- CVD-coated hard metal and stainless steel case

- Sapphire crystal

- 4 diamond hour-markers

- Date and day of the week display on the 6 o’clock marker

- 30m water resistance

- Stainless steel/PVD, titanium bracelet

Rado DiaStar Original Automatic R12391633

$550 USD

35.1mm

- Hard metal and stainless steel case

- Sapphire crystal

- Date and day of the week display on the 3 o’clock marker

- 30m water resistance

- Stainless steel/PVD, titanium bracelet

Rado DiaStar Original Automatic R12416533

$550 USD

27.3mm

- CVD-coated hard metal and stainless steel case

- Sapphire crystal

- Green dial

- Date display on the 6 o’clock marker

- 30m water resistance

- Stainless steel/PVD, titanium bracelet

Rado DiaStar Original Chronograph R12638163

$1,450 USD

38.5mm

- Hard metal and stainless steel case

- Sapphire crystal

- Screwed crown

- Black dial

- Chronograph sub-dials

- Date display on the 4 o’clock marker

- 100m water resistance

- Stainless steel, titanium bracelet

Rado DiaStar Original Automatic Diamonds R12413703

$2,000 USD

35mm

- CVD-coated hard metal and stainless steel case

- Sapphire crystal

- 15 diamond hour-markers

- Date and day of the week display on the 6 o’clock marker

- 30m water resistance

- Stainless steel/PVD, titanium bracelet

 


How much is a Rado DiaStar Original watch?

Since 1962, the Rado DiaStar has been making headlines for being the first-ever scratch-resistance watch in history. To relive its glory days, the Swiss brand released the Rado DiaStar Original collection with each piece featuring their signature oval-shaped case. Despite the affordable price tag of each watch, the Rado's prized collection comes with efficient watchmaking materials that can compete with the extravagant timepieces of other Swiss brands.  

The new launch showcased a quartz in-house movement present in models like the Rado DiaStar Original 27.3mm. Aside from its small CVD-coated stainless steel body, this timepiece is categorized under Rado ladies' watches because of its light weight of around 66 grams. For an affordable price of $850 USD, you can enjoy this lightweight DiaStar Original that is equipped with a convenient date display on the dial's 6 o'clock marker.

One of the most well-received watch designs is the skeleton dial. To keep up with this watch design trend, Rado released a Rado DiaStar Original Automatic timepiece with an Open Heart dial that displays the watch's inner mechanism. It's currently one of the most recent releases from the well-known Swiss brand. Fans of this piece's steampunk aesthetic can experience the first Rado watch equipped with Nivachron movement. Additionally, its stainless steel/PVD offers comfort and a sleek sense of style to its wearer. This watch has an approximate price tag of $1,500 USD.

One of the most extravagant pieces from the DiaStar Original collection is the Rado DiaStar Original Automatic Diamonds. This eye-catching piece costs around $2,000 USD because of the 15 exquisite diamonds embedded on the watch's dial. Thanks to its neutral size and design, you don’t have to worry about matching it to their respective styles.

Featuring the brand's timeless appearance, the Rado DiaStar Original Automatic Limited Edition  is a crowd favorite because of an improved in-house automatic movement encased in an unforgettable oval hard metal and stainless steel case. To honor DiaStar's groundbreaking release, Rado crafted only 1962 pieces of this limited release piece. With a comfortable case size of 38.5mm, you can own one of the brand’s most timeless watches for an approximate price of $1,400 USD.

Another well-received modern piece from the collections is the Rado DiaStar Original Chronograph. It comes in two different styles made with durable hard metal and stainless steel cases. Originally designed as a men's watch, the DiaStar Original Chronograph is an all-in-one wrist watch that offers unique functions and a useful date display. You can buy your own piece for $1,450-1,750 USD.

The 2020 Rado DiaStar Original Automatic Timepiece

Introduced in 2020, the new Rado DiaStar Original Automatic features an intricately designed Open Heart dial. Just like most transparent wristwatches, the Rado timepiece became a crowd favorite among watch enthusiasts who are also fans of the steampunk style. Despite drawing inspiration from common skeleton dial watches, Rado crafted its own unique take on the transparent design. Take a closer look and you will see the unique pattern that serves as windows to the watch's inner mechanism. Thus far, the new Open Heart Rado DiaStar Original Automatic comes in three styles with an approximate price range of $1,350-1,400 USD. 

One of the most notable features in the new Rado DiaStar Original Automatic is the piece's Nivachron movement. The mechanism is especially useful against magnets or other pervasive environments that often disrupt the performance of various watches. The non-magnetic alloy was also produced with the goal of providing watch lovers with wristwatches that are resistant to shock and deterioration due to changes in temperature. 

Is it a good idea to invest in a Rado DiaStar Original watch?

Since the company's establishment in 1917, Rado has been producing some of the finest Swiss luxury watches with distinctive features and designs. One of the brand's most cherished collections is the Rado DiaStar Original. It showcases the company's most significant breakthrough, the first-ever scratch-resistant timepiece. Based on these facts, it is quite obvious why you shouldn't hesitate to invest in a Rado DiaStar Original timepiece when you get the chance. Whether it’s a vintage model or a recent release, the DiaStar Original collection will prove its use to watch lovers and collectors alike.

Rado Diastar Original: A Swiss Brand's Historic Milestone

Before we came to know the Rado we know today, the company started as a simple watchmaking factory founded by three brothers in Lengnau, Switzerland, in 1917. The modest business eventually gathered a larger following at the end of World War II. 

After decades of continuous success, the well-known Swiss company released the Rado DiaStar 1, the first scratch-proof watch. The model was released to accommodate various demands for more comfortable and distinct timepieces from the brand. To achieve this, Rado's watchmakers produced a piece equipped with a durable hard metal case and a reliable sapphire crystal. Rado eventually included a more extravagantly designed gold-colored DiaStar to its prized collection in 1972.

To honor their notable milestone, the brand added more unforgettable pieces to the Rado DiaStar Original collection. One of the bestsellers from the collection is the Rado DiaStar Original Automatic models. Newer models are equipped with an improved in-house movement with a water resistance of about 30m-100m.

To commemorate Rado's successful DiaStar model, the company released 1,962 pieces of a beautifully designed limited-edition Rado DiaStar Original Automatic. Among the latest additions to the beloved collection are the Chronograph and the Open Heart models that cater to younger generations of watch lovers.

Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Rado Diastar Original Watch

The Rado DiaStar Original collection's claim to fame is its remarkable scratch-proof material. Each watch featured is designed to honor this milestone. Here are a few reasons why you should check out every new addition to the historic collection:

1. The Rado DiaStar Original features models with neutral tones and colors. One of the collection's recent releases is the Rado DiaStar Original Automatic with an Open Heart Dial. Like most watches in the collection, its transparent design is meant to look distinct compared to other timepieces with skeleton dials.

2. It can last several lifetimes. Each piece from the Rado DiaStar Original is equipped with the improved high-quality materials that produced the first scratch-resistant alloy present in the DiaStar 1. 

3. Rado looks out for new watch trends. The Swiss brand values the Rado DiaStar Original because of its historic feats in the world of watchmaking. Because of this, the collection features some of the brand's latest innovations.

4. Rado DiaStar Original features impressive accuracy. The company continues to maintain its reputation of providing accurate time to its customers over time. The Rado DiaStar Original collection is no exception to this feature, especially with its exceptional Chronograph model.

5. You're set for a good investment. The Rado DiaStar Original collection is known for showcasing one of the brand's most historic milestones. As a result, each timepiece will be of more value as Rado continues to produce more distinct pieces to the collection.

Rado DiaStar Original: Durable and Scratch-Proof Watches

The Rado DiaStar Original collection is one of the brand's oldest selections of watches. Since it features the Swiss company's historic feat, each Rado DiaStar Original watch is equipped with the durable scratch-resistant material that the collection is known for. Despite the rise of various trends in watchmaking, the classic collection still manages to gather enough attention to sell out not only their limited-edition pieces but also their latest releases.

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