Rabu, 04 November 2015


For Sale / Dijual :

Vintage Rado "Voyager" Black Dial
Diameter : 35mm
Semua Original RADO
Akurasi sangat baik
Kondisi Mint, jam-jam vintage dengan kondisi seperti Rado ini sangatlah layak untuk dikoleksi. Ketangguhannya tetap berdetik setelah hampir 50 tahun adalah bukti bahwa jam ini sangat Robust dan Reliable, bagi pemula dan kolektor cocok melingkari pergelangan tangan untuk dijadikan Daily Beater.

Ada beberapa Aturan / Rules dalam mengkoleksi jam vintage :

Pertama : Dial...
Kedua   : Dial...
Ketiga - Ketujuh puluh tujuh : Tetap Dial...
selanjutnya mungkin yang ke-78 adalah Case, lalu mesin etc

Seperti yang telah saya kemukakan dalam posting tentang tingkatan Dial Jam Tangan sebelumnya, maka Black Dial dalam jenis Dress Watch adalah jenis dial yang cukup mahal / collectible , sangat jarang ditemui jam dengan Dial berwarna hitam survive namun tetap terlihat anggun dikarenakan alasan bahwa Dial berwarna hitam lebih menyerap sinar matahari lebih banyak dari warna lainnya.
Kalau melihat kondisi Rado ini, pendapat saya adalah : dulu sewaktu pertama dibeli, pernah beberapa kali dipakai . ini terlihat dari Rantai jam yang telah dikurangi agar fit dipakai namun case masih sangat kinyis-kinyis, sekinyis nona manis.
Lalu kemudian mungkin disimpan di laci dan menjadi Drawer Queen dikarenakan empunya telah sukses membeli Omega, Rolex atau malah Patek Philippe sehingga Rado ini hanya tersimpan di laci, sampai akhirnya dijual oleh keturunannya entah yang ke berapa. IMO

berikut Short Story of Rado Watches yang di kutip dari :http://luxpresso.com/news-time-n-style/a-brief-history-of-time-rado/9235

Early History
In 1917, in Switzerland, three brothers—Fritz, Ernst and Werner Schlup—opened a clockwork factory called Schlup & Co. From its humble beginnings, it is this same company that we today know as Rado. In 1957, exactly 40 years since its inception, the company changed its name to Rado Uhren AG and presented its first watch collection.

Initial Breakthroughs
Dedicated to developing a timepiece that was resistant to the kind of damage caused by commonplace scratches, Rado pioneered the first breakthrough in manufacturing a scratch-resistant watch in 1962. In the Rado DiaStar, they used hardmetal, which was only previously used in tooling. Hardmetal is made out of tungsten carbide powder, which is one of the strongest materials known to man, and is resistant to gold, steel and even platinum. But for it to reach its true potential strength, the powder is first injected, at a high pressure, into blanks and then put into a high temperature vacuum furnace. The vacuum prevents oxidisation of the metal and the sintering process produces the ultimate hard, final form of the blank.

Another breakthrough with the same watch was the introduction of sapphire crystals, which are now a longstanding feature in Rado’s collections. These crystals, with their hardness and transparency, made for an extremely strong shield against scratching. Using a process called Verneuil, they manufacture synthetic gemstones that result in the same structure of the natural stone itself. Some collections like the Rado Ceramica have edge-to-edge crystals that lend a seamless look to the timepieces by joining together the case and bracelet.

In addition, Rado also developed a technique to coat these crystals in metal, by vapourising the metal and letting the metal vapour settle on the crystals so as to coat it. Since there are no white metals in existence, this is achieved by adding a ceramic layer to the metal. This arduous procedure lends a dynamic look to the white aspects of the metal.

All About Ceramics
Looking to break convention, Rado presented the usage of high-tech ceramic in watches by introducing it as a component in the Rado Integral in 1986, following which the iconic Rado Ceramica was born in 1989.
An iconic design and winner of many design awards, the Ceramica was a unique concept. It was a fully ceramic watch, which wasn’t heard of before this time. The methodology behind making these masterpieces is intricate and time-consuming. The basic material used in the creation of high-tech ceramic is called ultra-fine zirconium oxide, whose grain size is about 1/5th the diameter of human hair. To this, a binding agent is added along with colour pigment, which causes it to granulate. High-pressure ceramic injection moulding is applied to the granules to give it a more precise form, which reduces in size by 30 per cent after sintering at a temperature of 1,4500 C. This shrinking causes the grains of powder to fuse together, creating a solid piece, which is then manipulated with specially designed diamond tools that accentuate the detailing and dimensions. Finally, the piece is polished to obtain a shiny texture on the surface.
Initially, high-tech ceramic was only available in the colour black, but Rado pushed through and launched coloured ceramic pieces in the Rado Sintra collection in 1993. It became the first watch to be made from platinum coloured high-tech ceramic. More than a decade later, the brand took one step further, and came up with the first gold high-tech ceramic watch, called the Rado Sintra Gold Paillette. The brand’s desire for perfection drives each piece to be assembled by hand, each ceramic link to be checked and only the ones that pass the quality check make it to the timepiece.

Introducing Ceramos
Following the development of the high-tech ceramic watches, which changed the face of watchmaking, after much research, Rado introduced Ceramos, combining high-tech ceramic with metal. Drawing on the properties of both ceramic and metal, Ceramos was light, yet extremely tough. Having evolved from the platinum-coloured high-tech ceramic that Rado presented in 1993, today, Ceramos bears a platinum steel look. Its qualities allow it to adjust to the skin’s temperature, rendering it suitable for watch cases and bracelets. The smooth finish of the platinum and the angular lines are achieved by applying a polishing process on diamond wheels. The result is a sturdier, stronger watch, much tougher than regular high-tech ceramic. This potential is strikingly demonstrated in the new Rado D-Star line.

Another big moment for Rado was the launch of the Rado True Thinline, the world’s thinnest high-tech ceramic watch. With less than 5 mm thickness, the case holds all the components, including the quartz movement, which is less than 1 mm thick. Till Rado introduced high-tech ceramic into watchmaking, it was exclusively used in space shuttle, F1 racing cars and medical equipment manufacture. As the recipient of several design awards, Rado is more than just about watchmaking. With every timepiece breaking new ground in watchmaking and design, Rado sets new standards in style and reinforces its place as one of the greats.

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