1st Version of Rado Chronometer 56-H
Others Rado Chronometre 56-H Mark I
- Time (Hour, Minute, Central Second)
Very rare Rado chronometer in 18K yellow gold and collectors condition.
From 1957 to 1972, a total of 911 Rado Chronometers (inclusive Japan Chronometer, DiaStar and 56-H) were built. These quantities also include the Rado 56-H, produced in three small series - all with movements by A. Schild. The here offered chronometer from the first series (Mk 1 without date complication and the Rado-R on the crown, manufactured from 1957 - 1962) in 18K yellow gold houses the AS1361N caliber and was manufactured less than 30 times, as most models are made of stainless steel or gold plated only. In the all-gold collector state, like here, you will barely find this watch again today.
The designation 56-H goes back to the 1956 discovered comet Arend Roland 56H, which was observable in 1956 and 1957 from the northern hemisphere at times with the naked eye. On the back of the watch, this celestial event is shown schematically.
The watch is connected to its original gold bracelet, which is stamped RADO on the inside of the clasp. This bracelet is NOT an aftermarket or neutral bracelet but original to the watch and fits a 19cm wrist.