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Apr 17

Rado D-Star Basel Special 2011

The Swiss watchmaker Rado presents its new D-Star Basel Special 2011 watch, a sporty and chic reinterpreted timepiece crafted based on constant innovation.

Rado was the first watch manufacturer that built a scratch-resistant watch – the DiaStar launched in 1968 and still produced at this moment. Now, in order to pay a tribute to the iconic DiaStar, Rado unveils the D-Star Basel Special 2011, an automatic timepiece that is a mixture of innovative use of materials and high quality craftsmanship.


The Rado D-Star Basel Special watch is the concretization of a perfect fusion between two very different materials: high-tech ceramic and rubber. The explanation for choosing these materials is that they both reflect successfully the idea of sport and design. Proving once again the undoubted knowledge of material and its leading position in the high-tech industry, Rado used high-tech material for the watch`s faceted ellipse case and for the clasp.

All details are carefully taken care of, while the case construction reveals high-quality finishing. The case is accompanied by a black matt rubber bracelet fitted to the structured case.


The extremely clear dial comprises three counters, a date window and triangular indexes. As for the indicators, there are white skeleton hands for counting the hours and minutes, but also a contrasting red seconds hand which offers the watch a distinctive look. In order to provide the best visibility, the indications on the dial are treated with Superluminova.

The heart of the Rado D-Star Basel Special watch is an unusually thin chronograph automatic movement. For high precision, a tachymeter scale is placed on the rim of the dial. The timepiece comes in a limited edition of just 1111 watches.

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