Maybe the shades of gray won’t be exactly 50, but it’s true that Bethan Gray – the talented British designer who won the Best British Designer Award in 2013/2014 – has honoured her last name by creating a true symphony of greys in this Limited Edition of Rado, a timepiece that plays at being precious thanks to its golden details.
The most important feature of this jewel-watch is its dial, executed in twelve segments that seem made in a marquetry-style, and give an unexpected visual thickness to the thinnest (only 5 mm) of the watches of the maison of Lengnau.
The yellow gold hands appear to be suspended above this iridescent grey texture, and together with the logo. etched on the inside of the sapphire crystal, and the thin golden bezel, they impeccably interpret the minimalist and sophisticated style of the Swiss watchmaker.
An almost revolutionary style, which has always accustomed us not only to a different interpretation of the design of watches, but to a continuous stylistic and innovative research, thanks to the endless collaboration with the most renowned designers in the world.
A surprise comes from the strap, with its perfect wearability, made of warm and soft black leather, and adorned with large golden studs, which give the watch a pleasant and unexpected vein of glamour that makes it a perfect complement for the most exclusive occasions.
No surprise, however, from the case, made in the usual high-tech ceramic of which Rado was the pioneer worldwide and is the hallmark, nor from the quartz movement ETA 282.002, with 13 rubies, precise and performing, a technical solution that has often animated the watches of the house.
The Rado True Thinline Studs Limited Edition – produced in 1,001 numbered copies – was launched during the recent designjunction 2018 in London, an event commented here by your favorite design blog, during which the company sponsored the Rado Star Prize 2018.