Watch & Jewellery
EVERY INCH A STAR: Rado’s DiaStar Original 60-year Anniversary Watch
Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of Rado
Rado’s 'DiaStar Origianl 60-year Anniversary' watch
Rado’s 'DiaStar Origianl 60-year Anniversary' watch
Rado’s 'DiaStar Origianl 60-year Anniversary' watch
Rado’s 'DiaStar Origianl 60-year Anniversary' watch
Alfredo Häberli

There’s a good chance that you might not be acquainted with designer Alfredo Häberli, a Swiss-Argentinian who is known for precision and poetry in furniture and interior design. But that’s okay as he is hoping to win over a new fan base through his rework of a Rado classic. He gave the DiaStar a much-needed makeover 60 years since it first launched. His take on what was then known as the world’s first scratch-proof wristwatch now looks even more solid of a make with a 38mm curvaceous case forged from Ceramos, a composite material with the toughness of ceramic and the lustre of precious metal. Where Häberli’s genius comes into play here is in the geometric lines that inform the dial, facets that recall a diamond but also pays homage to the number of decades that the model has been in existence. The minimalism is exemplified by the dotted hour markers and the pared-down date window at 6 o’clock. Even the seconds hand is shaped like a pipette if minute details are what you’re after. We're told you can get your hands on one as soon as November. Phone your dealer.


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