Category Archives: Rado

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Display the essence of time data with precision and style: this is exactly what the Swatch Group brand proposes with this brand-new chronometric-precise model.

Rado’s production is regularly renowned for its timepieces created using high-tech materials like ceramic and centre staged with daring design. And, it’s actually become the brand’s mantra. The DiaMaster Petite Seconde Automatic COSC embodies this axiom impeccably. A 43 mm-diameter plasma high-tech ceramic mono-block case embraces a silvered dial where leaf-shaped rose gold hands tick over the hours and minutes. This space, devoted to displaying time data is perfectly harmonious, void of numerals. A small calendar at 3 o’clock and meticulously-designed concave small seconds counter accompany the fine rose old coloured indexes. This ever-so streamlined, elegant layout offers unique readability.

rado diamaster petite seconde cosc closeup white dialInside the case, a high-performance self-winding mechanical movement reigns supreme. It breathes life and rhythm into the DiaMaster for 80 hours without faltering. Moreover, it has been granted chronometric precision certification by the COSC, mainly as a result of its magnetic-field-resistant and impervious silicon hairspring. The ETA C07.881 calibre underwent stringent testing in every position possible to ensure that it does not deviate more than -4 to +6 seconds over a 24-hour period.

A second version sets itself apart from the first with its sublime intense-blue dial over which hover a set of rhodium-plated hands. Both versions are paired with a black leather strap to be worn anywhere, anytime, any style.

Price: EUR2,450

By Dan Diaconu

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Rado gave six international designers a free hand to imagine a collection of watches adapted to the brand’s vision, style and creations.

The name Rado is inextricably bound up with design, true design, involving ideas about shapes and materials. The brand belonging to the Swatch Group commissioned six talented designers to revisit the True model with a single watchword: to use Rado’s favourite material, high-tech ceramics, for the watch case. The collaborations have resulted in the True Designers collection, a series of limited-edition timepieces.

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The six timepieces in the True Designers range are driven by an automatic ETA movement (80 hours of power reserve).

Price: €1,740 (Cyclo) – €2,240 (Face – Blaze – Phospho) – €2,140 € (Stratum – Shadow)

By Dan Diaconu