RADO Jetliner - Ref. 11735
Issued: 1964-1967, 5,000 pieces
Case: Stainless steel with bayonet back
Bracelet: Jubilee-style with Rado clasp
Movement: A Schild 1789 (base 1700/01), 25 jewels, gilt rotor
Description: This is one of the more decorative models Rado offered in the middle 1960s, with styling cues that suggest the optimism of the 1950s, but chunkier markers and a larger size case and dial than most of its contemporaries (eg. Green Horse Daymaster). The case shape, futuristic script on the dial, and the dauphine hands are reminiscent of the 1950s, but the 36mm case, 30mm dia lthe bold markers and fancy bezel differentiate this from all other Rado watches of the same shape.
The present example has a steel case with bayonet back (marked with reference and patent numbers), and the bracelet has a Rado-signed clasp and fitted end-pieces. The anchor logo rotates properly, though there is some discoloration to the dial and a bit of wear along the edges of the fluted bezel.