Rado have always made watches that are built to last – not just for a few years, but for a lifetime. We take care to use materials that are proven to resist wear and tear. High-tech ceramic cases and bracelets, Ceramos™, sapphire crystal, stainless steel and titanium all serve to enclose and protect the sophisticated Swiss movements that power our watches. We take great pride in the high quality, reliability and performance of our products, and are pleased to offer our customers additional support in the care and handling of their watches.
CAPTAIN COOK AUTOMATIC
This 42 mm Captain Cook Automatic watch comes with a lacquered green-to-black gradient dial, which perfectly matches the stainless-steel bracelet with yellow-gold-coloured middle links. The rose-gold-coloured hands and indexes with white Super-LumiNova® ensure excellent visibility. For higher accuracy, the Rado R763 automatic movement inside exceeds standard accuracy test requirements from 3 to 5 positions. The polished stainless-steel case with its box-shaped sapphire crystal offers a unique ‘bubble’ effect for a stand-out look. The EasyClip system allows you to change the straps quickly and easily, customising your watch and personalising your style.
CENTRIX AUTOMATIC DIAMONDS
The classic Centrix Automatic Diamonds watch has been reworked not only technically, but also aesthetically. The modified model has a rounded sapphire crystal that extends all the way to the edge and a curved case blending with the curved crystal edge. The overall appearance of this iconic timepiece is completed with adjusted case lugs and a bracelet made of polished rose-gold-coloured PVD-coated stainless steel with brown high-tech ceramic middle links. The brown facetted dial has an opulent 3D effect created by stamping a shaped dial and then filling it with lacquer. Inside, the three-hand calibre R582 movement exceeds standard accuracy test requirements from 3 to 5 positions, thanks to its antimagnetic Nivachron™ hairspring for increased reliability and accuracy. The watch is water resistant down to 50 m and offers 48 hours of power reserve.
MASTER OF MATERIALS
With an unwavering pioneering spirit and a genuine desire for technical innovation, Rado has never restricted itself to a single class of materials in watchmaking. No wonder. After all, Rado was the first watchmaker to explore the fields of ceramics and composite ceramics and bring them into the watch industry. Many have followed in our footsteps since then. We are proud to continue to pave the way with material innovations that set new standards and push the boundaries.
When Rado first introduced a watch with high-tech ceramic in 1986, it marked the beginning of a remarkable success story. This groundbreaking material, which had never been used in watchmaking in this way before, conquered the hearts – and wrists – of watch enthusiasts around the world with its scratch-resistant, lightweight and skin-friendly qualities.
Ceramic is an inorganic, non-metallic material that is consolidated by a firing process at high temperature. What sets this material apart is its high-purity starting materials in powder form with a perfectly uniform grain size. It is an extremely pure and finely calibrated artificially produced substance. Its advantage compared to conventional ceramics: in contrast to porous, fragile porcelain, high-tech ceramic is a compact, high-density material. Therefore it does not have to be specially enamelled to achieve a high-gloss finish. Ceramic is also an excellent colour carrier.