Rado HyperChrome Automatic Brown Ceramic – Where High-Tech meets Good Looks9:53 am
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when someone mentions “ceramic watches”? Let me guess. It is a no-brainer! RADO obviously (rolls eyes).
A globally recognized brand synonymous with ceramic watches, Rado has time and again focused on the improvement and betterment of the ceramic technology, setting it apart from other watch brands. Following religiously the motto of “if we can imagine it, we can make it”, Rado has, since its inception, pioneered in creating famous designs whilst using innovative and revolutionary materials.
The ceramic revolution of the 1990’s saw the introduction of high-tech ceramic watches, now one of Rado’s signature materials. The introduction of highly scratch-resistant, light and hypoallergenic ceramic watches emerged as a revolutionary innovation in watchmaking, and over time has been improved to create better and colourful versions of the material. In fact, Rado has announced its very first chocolate-brown ceramic watch – the Rado HyperChrome Automatic Brown Ceramic.
First of its kind – brown ceramic
Before we get right into the specifications of this amazing looking watch, let us first understand what makes this rich brown ceramic watch so special.
Firstly, achieving this particular colour using ceramic is not an easy task. It involves expert craftsmanship which could only be achieved by Rado (the foremost authority on ceramic watches). It involves a very complicated process wherein the ceramic powder is filled with a particular colour (in this case chocolate brown or simply brown) before the sintering process starts. Commonly the finished part is coated with a surface colour. The component shrinks by 23% resulting in a case that is durable and displays different shades and hues under different lights. A wonderful feature of the Rado HyperChrome Automatic. The watch inculcates the various benefits of high-tech ceramic, namely, scratch-resistance and super light weight, and eases into the comfort level of a wearer by quickly adjusting to his body temperature.
To be honest, following this complicated a process to achieve the ultra-shiny chocolate brown colour was definitely worth the effort. Kudos to Rado for that! Combined with rose gold accents, Rado HyperChrome Brown Ceramic strays away from the usual and limited black and white palette of ceramic watches.
Use of high-tech ceramic – durable, comfortable and utterly good looking
From the wide range of high-quality materials and technology used by Rado, the Rado HyperChrome Automatic Brown Ceramic uses high-tech ceramic which has played a significant role in making Rado the forerunner in watchmaking for nearly three decades. The use of high-tech ceramic in the new Rado ensures matte or metallic smooth stylish surfaces along with other features that include hypoallergenic properties, light weightedness and a stylishly glamorous appeal. The glossy finish on the case and the bracelet is dazzling. The outer links of the bracelet are polished while the centre is matte, giving the watch a slightly different surface finish. This makes the overall look even more interesting than it already is thanks to the colour.
The introduction of the Brown high-tech ceramic was a huge milestone in the history of Rado, since the original introduction of the glossy black Rado ceramic watch way back in 1990. It is indeed one of the finest materials that Rado has to offer, combining a revolutionary high-tech material with high fashion.
A watch meant to last a lifetime
With a 42mm diameter, the brown ceramic case of the dial houses an automatic ETA 2892 movement which is the preferred choice for many high-end watch manufacturers. It is an accurate and reliable base movement with a great design incorporating all the latest updates necessary for both, the materials and the movement design. Although the 42mm diameter size makes you expect a big dial sitting on your wrist, once your try it on, the watch wears relatively well-sized. Courtesy, the dark colour of the case!
As mentioned before, the case and the bezel are made of high-tech brown ceramic and stainless steel with PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) coating. The watch features a transparent sapphire crystal case back and is water resistant up to 10m. The dark dial of the watch, while simple, creates a stark contrast to the applied gold markers. It also features a date display window located at 3 o’clock. The HyperChrome monobloc case with the gold accents around the sides creates not just a visually striking watch but a revolutionary piece of Haute Horlogerie. The logo engraved gold crown adds a final touch of exquisiteness and style.
Checking all boxes from durability to comfort, the Rado HyperChrome Automatic Brown Ceramic is a watch worth the money. Find your piece at Ethos Watch Boutiques.
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