This week our review is from Swiss brand Rado. In previous weeks we have featured the brand and what they are about, but I think Rado is a big enough brand to give this side of it a miss and get straight onto what we think about the watch. This one is going go be a hard one for me because it is out of my personal collection and was given to me on my wedding day by my wife so it might be a bit biased.
The watch that we are reviewing today is the Rado D-Star Gents Watch. In 1962 the Rado Diastar, the world’s first scratch-proof watch, was launched. It has been in production ever since. This watch also has a scratch-proof high – tech ceramic case which I think is a great idea. It saves the wearer from being worried about brushing past something and accidently scratching their prized possession. The one criticism I found was that because of this material oil from your skin and marks show up on it very easily. However, these are easily wiped off with a cloth.
The front of the watch has a small anchor like symbol that spins as you are moving the watch around letting you view a little of the movement. Its not until you turn the watch over and look at the back of it that the true beauty is revealed. They have made the watch with a see through back for a “behind the scenes look”, as the team at Rado put it. This gives you the chance to view the automatic movement of the watch and, in my opinion, letting you view the true beauty behind watch making.
The Rado D-Star Gents Watch is a beautiful timepiece to look at. I personally love the all black look and the case shape is quite complex with sleek contours that attract the eye. The one thing that some people may not like is that it has quite a small face (42mm) compared to other popular watches going around these days. A few other features of the watch include water resistance up to 100m or 10bar and the date at the bottom of the dial.
I believe that this is a perfect formal watch for any gentleman. I have had many compliments while wearing this watch, even from complete strangers. Having a price tag of AUD$2700, it is well worth your pennies.
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Written by Craig Anderson.
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