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The new Rado HyperChrome Chronograph in bronze and high-tech ceramic

In a seamless union of ancient and modern elements, the Rado HyperChrome Chronograph Automatic is now available in a beautifully contrasting bronze and high-tech ceramic construction. Limited to 999 pieces, this exclusive  timepiece  joins  two  materials  that  are  perfectly  suited  for  use  in watchmaking: Bronze, which marks the passage of time by developing a rich patina, and high-tech ceramic, which boasts lightness and superior scratch resistance.

The  sporty-chic  HyperChrome  Chronograph  is  Rado’s  signature  all  day,  every occasion timepiece for gents. In this new model, the 45 mm automatic chronograph retains its scratch resistant high-tech ceramic case – here in matt midnight black – but swaps out the ceramic bracelet for a supple brown vintage look leather strap. Adding to this harmonious contrast are side inserts and chronograph pushers crafted in bronze – humanity’s oldest alloy. Rose gold coloured hands and indexes echo the subtle metallic sheen of the bronze, while a bezel engraved with a tachometric scale provides additional functionality.

A bronze beauty for the wrist

The initial pale gold colour of the HyperChrome’s bronze elements deepens with time, developing a matt vintage-look patina that is unique to each watch and wearer. As the bronze ages, darkening and taking on more character, it forms a handsome contrast to the flawless high-tech ceramic surfaces of the case. The ceramic case retains the benefits of the material by being lightweight, scratch resistant and hypoallergenic.

“A need for true matter is driving designers to reach out for unusual directions, wilder ideas and primitive ingredients such as lava, metal and bronze,” observes renowned trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort. As the Swiss watchmaker known for its pioneering use of materials, Rado worked in the same vein, combining the ancient beauty of bronze with the modern technical achievement of high-tech ceramic. The result is the bronze edition of the HyperChrome Chronograph: a striking combination of old and new, and a watch that honours the passage of time both inside and out.

HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph Limited Edition

Ref. 650.0168.3.115

Movement   12 ½ ETA 2894-2, automatic chronograph, 37 jewels, 6 hands, date at

4.30 o‘clock

42 hour power reserve, black oscillating rotor, decorated movement

Case matt black high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction polished black high-tech ceramic bezel with engraved tachymeter filled with white lacquer

bronze (CuSn8) side inserts, engraved

polished black high-tech ceramic case back with sapphire crystal bronze (CuSn8) crown and pushers

curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides

water-resistant to 10 bar (100m)

special engraving on case back: LIMITED EDITION ONE OUT OF 999

Dial black,   rose   gold   coloured   applied   indexes   with   white   Super- LumiNova®

rose gold coloured applied Arabic numbers

rose gold coloured moving anchor symbol

silver coloured printed Rado and Automatic logos

Hands   rose gold coloured with black veneer and white Super-LumiNova®

rose gold coloured second hand

rose gold coloured small second hand with black veneer

rose gold coloured hour and minute counters

Strap brown vintage look leather

stainless steel extendable folding clasp polished black high-tech ceramic cover

Dimensions     45.0 x 50.3 x 13.0 (WxLxH in mm)

 

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