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1962 - 2012 * 50 years Rado DiaStar

in Everything Vintage RADO 05.09.2012 02:26
von mike184 | 143 Beiträge

Hi!

The Rado DiaStar celebrates it´s 50th anniversary this year.

Zitat
The presentation of the first scratchproof watch in 1962 represented the start of Rado’s success story. Everything began when Rado chief designer at the time, Marc Lederrey, put forward a totally new idea. He was constantly irritated when gold and steel watches, which at the beginning looked beautiful, often showed scratches after only a few days and subsequently had to be polished frequently. Then, tungsten and titanium carbides were only known as extremely resistant materials in the field of high-tech production of special tools. “Making a watch out of this material - that would be the solution," said Lederrey. And Dr. Paul Lüthi, who was at that time the boss of Rado, gave the go-ahead for this development. The result: the first scratchproof watch in the world!
(Copyright: Ceratizit)





Carbide case from CERATIZIT for the Swiss watch manufacturer Rado: injection moulded parts before sintering.



The external part during final polishing.



Finished watch case components during washing or optical control.



High-quality Rado watch with a carbide case from CERATIZIT.
(Copyright pictures: Rado Watch Co.)


Mit freundlichem Gruß/With best regards
Mike
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RE: 1962 - 2012 * 50 years Rado DiaStar

in Everything Vintage RADO 05.09.2012 23:32
von RadoFan | 52 Beiträge

Great pictures, thanx Mike! :)


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RE: 1962 - 2012 * 50 years Rado DiaStar

in Everything Vintage RADO 05.09.2012 23:42
von RadoFan | 52 Beiträge
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RE: 1962 - 2012 * 50 years Rado DiaStar

in Everything Vintage RADO 07.09.2012 00:43
von Henry Krinkle | 60 Beiträge

Nice little article Mike, especially with the pictures.

@RadoFan- the problem for me with the 2002 box set is that there are only two watches that I'd wear- the DS1 reproduction and the Accustar. I personally prefer the two stand alones that I've managed to get.

I would heartily congratulate anyone who managed to acquire one of those sets though.

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