Rado Tradition 1965 XL: Malaysia Price and Review

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Rado Tradition 1965 XL

As an avant-garde watchmaker with Bauhaus and utilitarian inclinations, Rado is known for its clean aesthetics and sometimes quirky timepieces. Like this Tradition 1965 XL.

Inspired by the 1965 model from Rado’s archives, the new version maintains the bold rectangular case that frames the vertically brushed dial. On it are faceted rectangular hour markers and ‘tuning fork’ hands, all coated in luminescence. In a further nod to the 1960s aesthetics are the fonts and anchor on a red disc.

Rado Tradition 1965 XL

But modern times call for modern materials. And this comes in the form of a PVD-coated titanium case, which makes the watch much lighter and, as a result, more comfortable on the wrist.

Inside, the automatic ETA CO7.621 movement endows the watch with an 80-hour power reserve—nifty for those who find it a hassle winding up their timepiece after a weekend of not wearing it.

Rado Tradition 1965 XL

If you’re after something modern yet with a respectable degree of style and vintage appeal, the Tradition 1965 XL is a strong contender, not to mention a great alternative to the typical round case. And for urbanites and style-conscious individuals, it’s the perfect conversation starter.


44mm, PVD coated polished Grade 5 titanium


Blue, vertically polished with faceted applique hour markers and hands


Self-winding Calibre ETA C07.621




Hours, minutes, seconds, day, date

Power Reserve

80 hours



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Leong Wong

Editor, CROWN Malaysia

A familiar face in Malaysia's horological publishing scene, Leong has been involved in lifestyle journalism since the mid-1990s. Besides watches, he takes a keen interest in cars and men's fashion.

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