QP has long been a fan of the weird and wonderful oval-cased D-Star (as well as its older brother the DiaStar) and at this year’s Baselworld, ceramic king Rado will be introducing four new models to the range. Powered by the ETA A05.H31 calibre with 60-hour power reserve, these automatic chronographs are made from plasma-treated high-tech ceramic (what else!) and are available in black or platinum-coloured versions.
Unique to Rado, the metal-look pieces are created using ceramic that has been exposed to gases at 20,000˚C altering the look of the ceramic without affecting its strength or hypoallergenic properties. And best of all, the platinum colour of the ‘monobloc’ one-piece case will not fade over time and, as it is ceramic, will remain scratch-resistant for it’s lifetime. As is to be expected from a brand famed for its development and use of innovative materials, Rado has once again given us a timeless and almost retro design dressed up in a super high-tech set of new clothes.
Further information: www.rado.com