Rado Hyperchrome Watch Review
Wednesday - 04 April 2012
Using sophisticated injection moulding, Rado has developed an innovative technology that allows the entire case to be formed in one piece of high-tech ceramic. Unlike other monocoque (one-piece) cases, the lugs and surrounding brackets are fully integrated, so the ceramic case forms the entire structure of the watch.
The design features contrasting metallic pieces on either side of the case, resembling elongated parentheses, offered in a variety of finishes. This metallic is also used in the dial details, indexes and chronograph pushers.
The Hyperchrome collection includes automatic chronographs, three-hand automatics and quartz versions.
The Hyperchrome high-tech ceramic models are available in a choice of black or white and offer a hardness of 1,250 Vickers. The collection also includes hardened metal versions, using golden- or silver-coloured steel, forming a range of 27 watches in total. Each model features a perfectly round dial, inspired by the ring around planet Saturn.
Rado describes the collection as a showcase of its skill at "uniting shapes from the past and materials of the present in products for the future, with unrivalled comfort, durability and Swiss precision."