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Rado Manhattan

SFr. 1,350.00

"Aย watch as spectacular as the district itself"ย 

1965

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The original version of the Rado Manhattan was produced from 1965 to 1973, and it was aimed at the American market with the intention of leveraging recent attention gained by the pioneering, ultra scratch-resistant Rado DiaStar. The watch stood out for its exceptional design, and for the Rado typical resistance to scratches.

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The beginnings of the Rado company date back to 1917. At that time, the brothers Fritz, Ernst and Werner Schlup founded a raw movement factory in their parents' house at Bielstrasse 41 in Lengnau under the name Schlup & Co. Production was mainly for the American market. In 1938, the Rado Watch Co. was founded as a subsidiary in the same house to offer complete watches, both under the Rado name and under various private labels (see below). From the early 1940s, complete watches were also sold under the Exacto name. Dr. Paul Lรผthi, the son-in-law of one of the founders, joined the company in 1947 and successfully established this brand in the South American market. However, since the word "exacto" means "exact" in Spanish and is therefore a general term and a sign of quality, it could not be registered as a brand name in countries where Spanish was the official language. Also, in the USA, the name "Exacto" was already registered for another watch manufacturer. Therefore, in 1957, the brand name Exacto was abandoned and the complete watch production was concentrated on the brand name Rado. In addition to the Rado lettering, the Anker logo served as the logo, which was designed to be movable in the automatic models and guaranteed a high recognition value. Lรผthi was already very successful at this time in tapping the markets in the Middle and Far East with a wide variety of models and designs.

Diameter: 38x40mm
Glass: Mineral Glass
Case Material: Stainless Steel, 18ct. Gold Plated
Bezel Material: Stainless Steel, 18ct. Gold Plated
Case Back Material: Stainless Steel
Dial Color: Silver
Indexes: Print and Applied
Features: Day, Date
Dial Handstyle: Obรฉlisque Hands
Movement Type: Automatic Movement
Caliber: RADO Swiss Made 25 Jewels
Base Caliber: AS 1806
Power Reserve: 41h
Frequency: 18.000A/h
Number Of Stones: 25
Strap Material: Leather
Clasp Type: Pin Buckle
Clasp Material: Stainless Steel

Watches with metal or precious metal straps often have a fixed length. To make sure that the watch fits you, measure the circumference of your wrist using our template and compare it with the information under "Strap".

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In case it does not fit, please contact us shortly. Each band can be customized, which we will gladly do for you.

14d Functional Warranty
Your vintage watch comes with a two weeks functional warranty. You can extend your warranty to one year by buying an additional service. Click here if you would like to extend your warranty to 1 year.

Customer Service

We work with a reputable and insured delivery partner to ensure that your parcel is dispatched the following business day after receipt of payment. On average, our clients within Europe can expect to receive their package within 2-5 business days, while those outside of Europe can anticipate a delivery time of 2-8 business days, depending on the carrier.

In short, weโ€™re not that difficult when it comes to returns and exchanges. We firmly stand behind our products and do our utmost best to ensure you are completely satisfied with your purchase. You have the right to return your purchase within fourteen (14) days of receipt of the product and thereโ€™s no need to tell us why. If you wish to return your item, simply let us know and we will arrange a collection. Once returned to us, we will reimburse the relevant amount ras voucher for zrhbrg.ch, including the costs of delivery and excluding the return costs.

The authenticity of your watch is guaranteed by our qualified and licensed watchmakers based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Every watch is covered by a working guarantee.

In addition, you can have the watch fully serviced before delivery , in which case we give you a 1-year functional guarantee. The warranty is worldwide valid. This will enable you to receive assistance regardless of your country of residence.

Personal taste can evolve. To ensure the right fit, you can trade in your watch purchased on Zurichberg anytime and upgrade to a new timepiece. Your personal timepiece can thereby evolve with you along your journey through life.

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We create an immutable and unforgeable digital passport for your watch bought on Zurichberg.

The passport proofs authenticity and your rightful ownership. Your digital asset is stored on the Interplanetary File System (IPFS), a highly secure distributed ledger.

5 Reasons for Vintage

Nowadays, many high-quality watches are mass-produced. Vintage watches were often made in very small series with skilled craftsmanship instead of robots.

Watches that only a few wearReason Nr. 1

In earlier eras, watches were designed to last forever, including the components.ย There is no such thing as obsolescence. That is what we consider quality at Zurichberg.

Quality that endures generationsReason Nr. 2

Today, only a few watch manufacturers can afford to launch polarising products and therefore produce watches that are aesthetically pleasing to all.

Polarizing and characteristic designsReason Nr. 3

Vintage watches are overall cheaper than new watches. This is because new watches fulfill the essential financial objectives for the manufacturers, whereas vintage watches are financially "depreciated", so to speak.

Value for MoneyReason Nr. 4

We believe that in order to move towards a more sustainable future, it is absolutely necessary and logical to develop a sense for the quality of the past and to reuse products instead of producing new ones.

Longevity that feels greatReason Nr. 5
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Certified Original

The authenticity of your watch is guaranteed by our qualified and licensed watchmakers based in Zurich, Switzerland. You will get a digital twin of your watch with all key data.

Ticking correctly

Your watch comes in perfect working condition or completely revised โ€“ you can choose the service level.

Zurichberg's packaging material are made out of renewable ressources and are produced in Switzerland by Optipac

Securely deliverd to you

We do everything to make sure your watch reaches you in perfect condition wherever you are.