Rado, the luxury-watch brand, has been a favorite of watch aficionados from around the globe. The use of exquisite materials like perfectly finished ceramic in their watches has amazed many among us. Now, they have brought a plasma-infused ceramic watch that has the perfection of stainless steel.
Officially, this watch is named as Rado D-Star Gents L, Plasma Ceramic. The reference number for the model is 658.0760.3.010. Rado calls the watch’s movement by the name caliber 658, although it is popularly known as ETA 2824-2. Its specifications include 144g on the bracelet’s weight, water resistance up to 100m depth irrespective of the non-screwdown crown, case dimensions of 40.8mm x 11.4mm to the top of the domed sapphire crystal and 46.9mm from lug to lug. Again, the integrated bracelet tapers from 23.4mm down to 21.0 and is 3mm in thickness, and features a push button clasp as well as titanium folding bits.
The model fits perfectly on your arm and has a nice finish to it. The watch case is evenly finished with each of its metallic gray faces done perfectly. As integrated bracelets are hard to be worn with other straps, some of you may hate this feature existing in this Rado model. If you look at the resultant custom look gained by the watch, this need not be looked at as a negative aspect. In this watch, the lugs are designed in such a way that you can fit a semi-custom strap on it. The overall shape of the case gives it a look from the 70s and you may or may not like it based on your personal preferences.
The positioning of the crown in the case ensures its protection. The stylish case back lets you enjoy the watch movement. You will notice oils from your own body making dirty patches on it, and you may not like this aspect of the watch. But, you can clean this dirt easily away by simple wiping.
Sometimes, you may find a vague finger print on the watch. It looks slightly different than the regular metals like titanium or steel that we are used to.
The term ‘plasma coated ceramic’ can be confusing to many among us. It can be the same as the term ‘polymer coated metal.’ As plasma is not something that can be found naturally, the exciting aspect associated with this material can be an interesting feature of the watch. Even when you have doubts about the material used in the watch, you can rely on Rado’s expertise in molding unique metals in to long lasting and interesting watches.
When you place it on your hands, you would never expect it to be as light as it actually is. At the same time, it is really well crafted as well.
The other features of this Rado men’s model like the sunburst dial, applied markers, date displayed at 6 o’clock for uniformity, minute hashes on the rehaut, stylish inset application of the logo, creased hands etc. make this classic watch in to treat for its owner. It is a great design crafted out of a unique material.
Listed price of the Rado D-Star model is $2,695. When you look at the entirety of the watch and its features like the ETA movement and the long lasting and nicely crafted case, the price is right for what you are getting in return. This Swiss watch is going to be a nice addition to the collection of any trendy person, and is going to serve him for a lifetime or more. The unique scratch resistant and durable material used for the watch will ensure that.