n contrast with other designs of the era, the 1962 DiaStar was a stunning piece of work, breaking new ground. Its unusual and highly distinctive shape, combined with its extremely resilient tungsten-carbide case, became signature elements, earning the watch a devoted following over the decades.
The timepiece perfectly embodied the ethos of Rado’s founders: “If we can imagine it, we can make it. And if we can make it, we will.”
In honour of the DiaStar’s 60th anniversary in 2022, the case material transitioned from hard metal to Rado’s Ceramos™, marking the transformation of a revolutionary watch into an evolutionary icon. The design continues to evolve, embodying Rado’s relentless pursuit of material mastery. The latest edition carries on this pioneering tradition alongside other product lines, extending Rado’s creative concept of “The Art of Skeletonisation”.
- The open structure and the impressive R808 skeleton movement give the new DiaStar Original a lighter, airier feel, offering a perfect design counterpoint within the visual frame created by the Ceramos™ bezel. The darker tone is further accentuated by select coloured elements within the movement and two-tone components like the hands and indices.
This version features the high-quality R808 automatic calibre, coated in anthracite grey and complemented by various elements within its mechanics, creating an enchanting visual interplay of contrasts.
Thanks to sapphire crystals on both front and back, the gorgeous automatic movement can be admired in all its technical elegance. There’s no need to hurry; the new DiaStar Original Skeleton boasts an impressive 80-hour power reserve. An antimagnetic Nivachron™ hairspring ensures outstanding precision and reliability, with the movement tested in five different positions.
Price: CHF 1,950