Rado D-Star Gents Watch

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.

For more information about Rado and their range of watches go to http://www.rado.comor check out their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Rado?fref=ts

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Written by Craig Anderson.

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All photos are taken by Christopher Morrison. His details are as follows.

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Égard Adoro

“Though we ask not to be bound nor gripped by the hand of time, we seek to measure it—not so that we may control it or defeat it, but rather, so that we may expose ourselves to its infinite scale.” – Égard Adoro 

This weeks review is on the limited edition luxury timepiece from Égard watches called Adoro. Égard was founded in 2012 by a father and son duo. Boy, are we impressed by the intricate designs and bold statements that their time pieces make. Peter Srulovicz and his son Ilan work together in their Los Angles and Toronto offices where all of Égard’s timepieces are designed and manufactured using the finest technical specifications and materials.

Now for our review on the Adoro. I was absolutely blown away when this piece arrived in the mail. Not only is it stunning to look at but there are little features all over the watch that you wouldn’t notice at a glance. Égard is engraved into the side of the watch as well the companies logo on the butterfly buckle and crown.

The Adoro is a 43mm luxury Swiss made timepiece and has an 18K rose gold plating on both the case and the butterfly buckle. The watch also features a thick chocolate brown leather strap that gives it quite a sophisticated look. The only thing I didn’t really like about the watch is that it has a luxury swiss made ETA 6498 manual wind movement. Égard’s reasoning behind the manual wind movement is so the wearer can appreciate the value of the piece. For me I just find it to be a bit of a hassle and inconvenience.

This watch is a limited edition to one hundred pieces and if you are lucky enough to get one of these watches it will be money well spent. Talk about a subtle statement piece. The Adoro is worth AUD$1950 and will fit perfectly into anyone’s watch collection.

For more information about Egard and their full range of watches go to http://www.egardwatches.com or check out their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Egardwatches

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All photos are taken by Christopher Morrison. His details are as follows:

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Website- www.christophermorrison.com.au

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Feature article on Slyde Manufacture Digitale Suisse

This week Watch This Space have decided to do a feature article on Slyde Manufacture Digitale Suisse watches. I came across this brand in my travels and was fascinated because I hadn’t ever really seen anything like it. With their most recent models, Slyde have chosen to use a digital screen; at first I didn’t really know what to think of it. A few questions popped into my head that I will cover later in the piece, but first I will introduce you to Slyde and the watch that I liked the most from their collection.

Slyde describes their concept as a “experiment containing a high technology product and an Internet platform enabling the watch to be personalized while offering the opportunity to download new virtual mechanisms”. Their watches include a touch screen, graphic engine and a navigation system that is simple and convenient.

Slyde have given their watches a touch of sophistication and class that you don’t find with other digital watches. This is definitely not your conventional digital watch. Another great feature of their watches is that if you are sick of the face on watch you can go to their website and download another virtual engine. This gives you a chance to have the look of a different watch for everyday of the week.

The watch that grabbed my attention was the Slyde Sport Black and White (Ref. SL PVAC00 S200) which is limited to only five hundred pieces. Personally I am a fan of most black watches which is why I was drawn to this specific model. The timepiece itself is beautiful and I don’t think that I could really criticise the aesthetics. However, as far as my experience with digital watches goes, they are normally reserved purely for a sports watch. Although this is called a sports watch I believe that it could be used in both casual and formal settings.

The Slyde Sport in Black and White has the Slyde electronic movement and its dimensions are Vertical – 38,54mm, Horizontal – 35,09mm, Thickness – 7,32mm. The materials of the case are black PVD and steel and it is finished with shotpeened, polished and white colour inserts. The black and white leather strap with a push operated clasp gives it that classy look I was talking about earlier.

As for the software, it is compatible for either MAC or PC and can be accessed upon registration of your new Slyde watch on their website. This brings me to the first question or worry that came to mind with a watch like this. When outlaying a decent amount of money for a watch/piece of technology, I’m just a bit worried that it is going to become outdated and you are going to be left with something unusable. I’m sure Slyde have thought of ways of combating this. However, think back ten years ago and think of what technology we had compared to today.

For me, I prefer to watch the moving pieces that you can see, like in a skeleton watch for example, and marvel at its beauty. What Slyde have done is very innovative and modern and this in a sense makes them pioneers, but I don’t think that I could outlay the cost of a Slyde Sport and have that sort of worry in the back of my mind. I currently don’t have the price of a Sylde sport, but to give you a gauge their current models are priced between $5000 and $15000, so the Slyde Sport will be somewhere in this category.

For more information about Slyde and their watches go to http://www.slyde.ch or check out their Instagram at @slyde_watch.

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All pictures are from the team at Slyde.

Written by Craig Anderson.

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