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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Rado HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph Watch

Rado HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph Watch
The new Rado HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph is a landmark in the history of watchmaking, as it world-premieres a 45mm monocoque case that uses injection-moulding technology to combine ceramic with steel. It's also a milestone for the brand as it continues to hone its designs: fluid, subtle and stylish. The emphasis is on contrast with steel side inserts, ceramic pushers, a steel and rubber crown, and rhodium-plated hourmarkers, counters and hands. As well as playing on materials, Rado looks to mat and polished finishes to accentuate this watch's sophisticated yet sporting attitude. Hinting at the mechanics, the moving anchor is visible in an aperture at 12 o'clock. This model is also proposed in white or platinum colour, in a collection that boasts 32 versatile and attractive variants.

Rado HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph Watch side

Mechanical automatic, ETA 2894-2 calibre, 121/2 lines, 37 jewels, 42-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph
Black polished high-tech ceramic, 45 mm
Side inserts in hardened stainless steel
Steel crown with moulded black rubber
Cambered sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides and exhibition back
Water-resistant to 100 m (10 bar/10 ATM)
Rhodium-plated, luminescent applied hour-markers and hands
12-hour counter at 6 o'clock, 30-minute counter at 9 o'clock, small seconds at 3 o'clock
Date window between 4 and 5 o’clock
Black high-tech ceramic triple link with titanium and ceramic triple safety folding clasp

Rado Press