Rado D-Star Ceramic Chronograph

Posted on: February 19th, 2013


Rado introduces four new ultra-suave and sophisticated models to its eye-catching Rado D-Star collection. These new automatic chronograph additions to the Rado D-Star family are a handsome group.  In black, or platinum-coloured plasma-treated high-tech ceramic, these timepieces
exude masculinity. As with every Rado, each watch in this new mini-collection has just as much substance as style. From the materials used, to the technology behind their construction, this is what Rado is all about. Incorporating a specially developed movement, these watches boast an extended 60 hour power reserve.

With this longer power reserve, the Rado D-Star Ceramic Chronograph will be running on time ready for you to head back to the office or hit the gym after a relaxing weekend. With two chronograph counters, these watches have everything needed in a timepiece for the man who dares to be different.
The model with a leather strap and plasma-treated case has a uniquely dapper style suited to a gentleman about town. The use of black high-tech ceramic lends the only black watch in the group a sporty touch perfect for stylish dressers with an active lifestyle. Although the four models vary in their details, they all hold the same material benefits: extreme scratch-resistance, hypoallergenic properties and exceptional wearer comfort.


Twenty-first century technology for a modern, manly look Plasma-treated high-tech ceramic lends three of these watches a striking and mysterious metallic brilliance, in a platinum colour, without the use of any metal. The plasma carburising process is patented and exclusive to Rado and is a form of modern alchemy. Gases activated at 20,000˚C alter the composition of high-tech ceramic without affecting its essential properties. Although only the surface colour of the ceramic is changed as the platinum colour emerges from each piece, it will not fade over time, instead retaining its naturally scratch-resistant shine for years to come.

The addition of a ‘monobloc’ one-piece case created using ground-breaking technology confirms that the latest Rado D-Stars are true Rado creations. The evolution of the conventional oval-shaped case maintains the DNA of the brand: material mastery and dedication to design.


D-Star Automatic Chonograph
Black High-tech Ceramic
N° of Ref. 1
Movement 13 ¼ ETA A05.H31, chronograph, 25 jewels, 5 hands, date at 6
o‘clock, 60 hour power reserve, minute & second counters,
decorated movement, black anchor shaped oscillating weight
Case black high-tech ceramic
black PVD coated stainless steel case back with sapphire crystal
curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
black high-tech ceramic crown and pushers
water-resistant to 10 bar (100m)
Dial black, steel coloured applied indexes
black flange
silver coloured printed Rado logo
Hands steel coloured
Bracelet 3-row black high-tech ceramic
Titanium 3-fold clasp with black high-tech ceramic openers
Dimensions 48.6 x 45.4 x 14.7 (WxLxH in mm)

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