Brand: Rado
Model: Diastar 54
Ref.: 680.0054.3
Issued: 1977
Case: Tungsten-carbide with steel snap-back
Bracelet: Stainless steel, mfd. by NSA, reference unknown
Movement: Rado Cal. 680 (A. Schild 5008) 25j alarm with day/date, gilt


Description:
Following in the footsteps of their first automatic alarm watch Rado combined its mechanical functions with their successful scratchproof tungsten-carbide technology to produce the Diastar 54 alarm. Its design combines elements of the barrel shapes seen on the cases of both predecessor models with a very legible argent dial. The rotating anchor symbol and red-tipped alarm indicator offer subtle splashes of color. A tapered bracelet of alternating polished and textured peaked links was original to this model. The spring-loaded extension clasp is signed RADO on top and NSA on the underside. As with the steel-cased automatic alarm, only 1000 examples of this reference were made; production ran from 1977 to 1980.

Data (courtesy Rado Watch Co.):

Ref. 680.0054.3
Made from 1977 to 1980
1,000 units produced
Rado Cal. 680 (A. Schild Cal. 5008, 13.25 ligne, Day-Date, 4 hands)
Original price: CHF 1,065


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