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Rado D-Star Basel Special 2011

Swiss watchmaker Rado reveals their newest limited edition watch.

We recently brought your 8 of our favourite watch designs in our Habitus Loves section, but we couldn’t fit them all in (as much as we wanted to) so we thought we’d bring you another of our favourites, and the latest from Swiss watchmaker, Rado.

The company was the first watchmaker to introduce a scratch-resistant watch – the DiaStar back in 1962 – and it is still produced today. Now, paying tribute to the original, the company have unveiled the Rado D-Star Basel Special 2011 – a watch that combines innovative materials with the highest craftsmanship.

The new watch represents a fusion of two very different materials, with a beautiful rubber watch bracelet and high-tech ceramics in the iconic elliptical case and on the clasp.



Of course, the D-Star Basel features the highest-quality automatic mechanism, with chronograph movement – unusually thin – and tachymeter delivering the precision for which Rado is renowned. 

The design and configuration of the watch face offer a clear and simple layout. A white-on-black aesthetic makes time and date easy to read.

The D-Star Basel Special 2011 is available in a limited edition run of just 1111.

There’s just something about Rado watches that says ‘cool’, but it’s also good to know that they value design so highly and that it’s not all about bling. Once again, it’s worth also checking out their collaborations with Jasper Morrison – so beautiful.