By TLex RADO claim to be making waves with their new D-Star 200 diver, I'd have to agree. The automatic RADO divers, which are said to demonstrate a watertight style with reliable performance above and below sea level look pretty sensational. This is RADO's first new divers model in a number of years (not sure exactly how many, but it's been a while).
And this is RADO's first contemporary divers model to use an external rotational divers bezel. The D-Star 200 is available as either a 3 hand auto or a chrono. Water-resistance is 200m, case size is 42mm x 46mm x 12.5mm. The black Chrono version is absolutely stunning. More to follow soon, until then a few words form RADO . . .
The D-Star 200 watches, diving-inspired design features flow into an eye-catching case, all sealed by water resistance up to 20 bar. As the latest additions to the Rado D-Star family, they cause a refreshing visual splash with their looks, and give these depth with a Swiss automatic movement, robust materials and uncompromising attention to detail. There are five chronograph versions and five classic three-hand models. These watches belong to the essential equipment of sporty individuals in all locations, regardless of whether they are wearing a dry suit or a business suit.
Navigating New Waters - From a performance perspective, the Rado D-Star 200 watches are ready to navigate new waters confidently. The main family descends directly from the Rado DiaStar, the world’s first scratch-resistant watch, launched in 1962. Elegantly punctuating this heritage with modern touches, the three-hand executions integrate a Cyclops cut magnifying lens in the gently domed sapphire crystal, over the date display.
Meticulous design detail adds further buoyancy to wearability and practicality, such as bracelets integrating high-tech ceramic links or sturdy rubber straps. This finds further expression in metallised, steel- and gold-coloured applied indexes, a uni-directional bezel inserted with high-tech ceramic and a moving anchor symbol, trademark of the Swiss-made automatic movement inside.
Style landmarks - Each of the ten Rado D-Star 200 watches has its own distinctive identity. Immersing itself in the nautical theme is a model with a glimmering ocean-blue dial and matching bezel. Brushed and polished stainless steel further mirrors the maritime mood. Moving closer to dry land is a piece combining sleek black elements with the shining stainless steel structure, ideal equipment for sporty individuals.
And captaining a classical look is a version with an elegant grey dial, black bezel and silver-coloured stainless steel bracelet. Wearers will never be at sea when it comes to choosing the appropriate watch to time their active, fast-paced lifestyles.
RADO D-Star 200 Automatic CHRONO
MOVEMENT 13 ¼ ETA A05.H31, automatic chronograph, 27 jewels, 5 hands, date at 6 o‘clock, 54 hours power reserve, Small seconds, 30-minute and 60-second counters, Add and Split functions, black oscillating mass, Movement exclusive to Rado
DIAL Black, sunbrushed with 9 steel colour applied indexes with white luminous Anchor moving symbol, White printed Rado and Automatic logos
CASE Polished steel with steel turning bezel with black high-tech ceramic insert and steel-colour metallised numerals, Steel middle part, Pressed on steel back with sapphire crystal, Curved sapphire crystal with integrated magnifier, Water resistant to 20 bar (200m)
HANDS Steel-colour with printed black line, white luminous, Steel-colour second and counter hands
BRACELET 3 row solid steel with black high tech ceramic middle links, Titanium 3-fold buckle
DIMENSIONS 44.0 x 48.2 x 15.7 (WxLxH in mm)
RADO D-Star 200 AUTOMATIC
MOVEMENT 11 ½ ETA 2824-2, automatic, 25 jewels, 3 hands, date at 3 o‘clock, 38 hours power reserve, decorated movement
DIAL Blue, sunbrushed with 11 steel-colour applied indexes with white luminous, Anchor moving symbol, Silver-colour printed Rado and Automatic logos
CASE Polished steel, Steel turning bezel with blue ceramic insert and steel-colour metallised numerals, Steel middle part, Pressed on steel back with sapphire crystal, Curved sapphire crystal with integrated magnifier, Steel crown, Water resistant up to 20 bar (200m)
HANDS Steel-colour with printed blue line, white luminous, Steel-colour second hand
BRACELET 3-row solid steel, satin brushed and polished, Titanium 3-fold buckle
DIMENSIONS 42.0 x 46.0 x 12.5 (WxLxH in mm)