Rado HyperChrome Ultra Light

Rado HyperChrome Ultra Light

At 56 grams the Rado HyperChrome Ultra Light is about half the weight of most watches. Made of lightweight materials such as hardened titanium and silicon nitride for the case and anodized aluminium for the movement bridges, the watch is also reduced to the essentials in terms of visual appearance, one of the brand’s principal…

Rado True Open Heart Black

Rado True Open Heart

The True Open Heart by Rado combines light high-tech ceramic, used for the case and bracelet, with a dial made from a wafer-thin – 0.6mm – layer of mother-of-pearl, revealing a glimpse of the movement as well as the ever-changing colours produced by this natural material. This year the trend identified for Rado by future…

Rado HyperChrome 1616

Rado HyperChrome 1616

If you like Panerai watches but don’t like their prices, Rado‘s new HyperChrome 1616 offers the same sort of style at a fraction of the cost. Its cushion shape and prominent crown protector contribute to its distinctive looks. This piece is a new version of the brand’s Cape Horn collection, and it has a large,…

Rado HyperChrome Plasma Diamonds Limited Edition

This is a 36 mm watch with fundamentally masculine looks, but with a diamond-set bezel. Watch brands don’t talk about men’s or women”s watches any more, they are just small, midsize, large or extra-large, and a watch like this has sure appeal in countries where a bit of glitter is good on men’s watches as…

Rado HyperChrome Tachymeter Brown Ceramic Automatic Chronograph

This new chronograph by Rado should be in boutiques ready for the Christmas 2015 season. Its chocolate brown colour is attained through the brand’s mastery of high-tech ceramics, and it joins the other colours previously available for HyperChrome, the original black, then white, grey, and the metallic finish of plasma ceramic. The brown colour is…

Rado DiaMaster Plasma Automatic

Rado is perhaps one of the more under-rated players in the watch industry. The figure of half a million watches per year that can be seen on many websites is based purely on the Wikipedia entry for Rado watches, and I can find no confirmation in the company’s web pages or Swatch Group reports. Perhaps…

Rado DiaMaster Grande Seconde

This watch’s name, Grande Seconde, and its dial design with two intersecting circles, one small, one larger, immediately bring to mind Jaquet Droz. As they are both Swatch Group brands, presumably no-one minds. In addition to the dial with its Clou de Paris texture and the small mobile anchor that is the hallmark of all…

Rado

Company profile: Rado traces its history back to 1910, when the Schlup & Co. workshop was founded in Lengnau by three brothers, Fritz, Ernst and Werner Schlup, working in the attic of their parents’ house. Over the first few decades of its life, it made movements and components supplied to other brands. The “Rado Watch Co.…

Rado and its fine touch in ceramics

Rado has long specialized in the use of high-tech ceramics, very tough and scratch-resistant, for its watches, and its new range Esenza Ceramic Touch adds something new. As you can see, there is no crown on these watches. They are adjusted using sensitive areas built into the case. You just have to touch the case…