Rado True Phospho watch, Bt78,500
Rado True Phospho watch, Bt78,500

Haute Couture for the wrist

shopping November 12, 2017 01:00

By The Sunday Nation

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Rado joins with three of the most celebrated names in design for its new collection of Rado True timepieces

KNOWN AND loved for its innovative designs and revolutionary materials, Swiss watchmaker Rado has continued its collaboration with celebrated designers in creating three new designs for the Rado True series. 

Designed by BigGame design studio and housed in a 40 mm matt-black high-tech ceramic case with matching bracelet, the Rado True Phospho model embraces minimalism, but with playful and unexpected elements. The black brass dial is perforated and allows the Swiss automatic movement below to shine through – a thoroughly modern approach to the traditional skeleton watch. 

The perforations also provide for the application of luminescent indexes, which fills the empty spaces with SuperLumiNova to create geometric shapes. The hour and minute hands are tipped with SuperLumiNova, while the second hand is fully coated in the glow-in-the-dark substance. 

Featuring a power reserve of up to 80 hours and special engraving on the case back, the watch is limited to 1,003 pieces and characterised by functionality, simple shapes, and a touch of the unexpected.

Rado True Blaze timepiece, Bt78,500

American designer Sam Amoia is behind the limited edition of 1,000 Rado True Blaze timepieces that celebrate glitz and bring glamour to the wrist with a 40mm case fashioned with high-tech plasma ceramic to evoke a disco ball. 

The dial is completely covered in a layer of silvery metallic slivers, giving the appearance of a glittery explosion yet maintains a minimalist feel thanks to the unique placement of the gold-coloured logo and indexes. These are metallised directly on the underside of the glass, allowing them to float above the dial and create an airy, spacious aesthetic, powered by the Swiss-made automatic movement with up to 80 hours power reserve. 

Rado True Shadow watch, Bt74,900

Designed by Japanese fashion star Kunihiko Morinaga, the limited edition Rado True Shadow watch shines a light into the shadows with another collaborative creation that combines Morinaga’s singular approach to light and colour with the good looks and high-tech construction of Rado’s classic True timepiece.

Best known for his work with photochromic fabrics, Morinaga uses the visionary spirit of his colour-changing fashion collection in blending fashion and technology. When exposed to sunlight, the dial of the True Shadow goes dark and gradually fades into grey and ultimately becomes transparent as the sun goes down. 

Housed in a 40 mm polished black high-tech ceramic case, the shiny midnight black surfaces are crafted from polished ceramic, making it scratch resistant. Thanks to its blackened dial, the watch appears dark in the sunlight and reveals a skeleton watch in the absence of UV light to showcase the first-class craftsmanship. 

Find out more at (02) 610 0200 or visit www.Rado.com.