The incredibly iconic Diastar watch from Rado has been re-designed and renamed the D-Star watch. The Swiss watch manufacturer has made the collection not only sound but feel younger and more attractive on the wrist– each timepiece with a set of innovative features that assist the everyday modern watch lover with tools to complete daily tasks. The Rado D-Star watch collection features timepieces with a slightly oval, oblong case shape. The design is much like the original, but the sportier aesthetics of the watch are appealing features for those in search of something youthful and dynamic. The original Rado Diastar watch helped to cement the company’s reputation as an innovator in material research. Their daring use of premium alloys, materials and precious metals has shaped the direction of the Swiss company, and many of these developments are evident in the design of the Rado Diastar watch. Scratch resistant and lightweight on the wrist, the watches from this collection are constructed from materials like carbides and ceramics. They come together to form minimalistic designs, starting something of a revolution in the 1960’s. Today the Rado D-Star watch collection keeps many of these elements alive, albeit with a contemporary twist. A Rado D-Star watch is a business watch of strong values, a sports tool for recording personal bests with, and a statement to wear for social events.
Wear the Rado D-Star watch on the wrist for a few days and this watch is likely to quickly grow on you. The minimalist chronograph subdials in some designs are modern and simple for easy referencing of information at a quick glance. The ceramic elements brought through in the links of some bracelet designs in the D-Star collection are perfect for wearing against the skin hour upon hour, be that for work or for play. Together, the robust case and bracelet of the D-Star watch give it an unprecedented hardness and scratch resistance for preserving the beauty and the “new” feel of the watch for years and years to come. Despite watches from the D-Star collection being smaller in size than those of their Diastar predecessors, these watches certainly make up for this in their charismatic demeaner. Stainless steel cases and unidirectional bezels make up many designs from this collection. Some timepieces equipped with a 200 meter water resistance make for a superb diver’s watch. A cyclops lens above the date display is another feature that sets the younger generation of watch apart from the Diastar line.
Watches like the Rado D-Star Chronograph with a steel case and a bi-material bracelet made from stainless steel and black ceramic, is a sporty yet professional looking timepiece for day and evening attire. The polished black ceramic links running through the bracelet make it a great substitute for a men’s bracelet – the watch doubling up a piece of jewellery to add to a dinner jacket or such like. A black dial with delicate chronograph dials positioned at 2, 6 and 10 o’clock are activated by a pair of polished push pieces at 2 and 4 o’clock on the bezel. Lastly, the legible date aperture at 4:30 allows the gentleman to keep track of all those important dates throughout the year.