Rado, which is one of the unique brands of the watchmaking industry with models featuring extremely durable materials as well as simple and functional designs, entered our Baselworld 2017 inventory with the newly introduced DiaMaster Grande Seconde model. The new timepiece, which is produced from the brand’s patented High-Tech Ceramic material, stands out with its asymmetric dial design.
Continuing its activities under the Swatch Group roof, Rado is known to be among the first to use alternative materials such as ceramics and tungsten in the watchmaking industry. The brand, which has a strong Know-How about the materials that aim to withstand the aging effects of time and use, continues to maintain the same philosophy in today’s models as well.
Here we are with the latest model of the GOOD DESIGN ™ award-winning Rado DiaMaster Grande Seconde Collection Ref. 657.0129.3.431.
The new model is offered in a 43mm case mono-bloc case made of brand’s patented alloy High-Tech Plasma Ceramic. The case features an AR coated scratch resistant domed sapphire crystal on the front side and an asymmetrically placed sapphire crystal display at the back side. The fluted winding crown provides a good grip and features an engraving of the brand’s logo. The case is water resistant to 100 meters.
“The brand, which has a strong Know-How about the materials that aim to withstand the aging effects of time and use, continues to maintain the same philosophy in today’s models as well.”
The model, which succeeded in attracting attention with its high tech plasma ceramic case, continues to do the same with its asymmetrical dial design. The dial offers three different surface forms for every part. Despite the fact that the dial has only one color, those different surface forms bring heat to the dial.
The bigger sub-dial located at the right side displays the time function through Roman numeral indices. The brand’s logo and automatic writing are also present at this sub-dial. The smaller sub-dial at the left side features a small second hand and a date display. Despite the monochrome color scheme, the dial provides enough legibility.
The new model ticks with the ETA (another Swatch Group company) Caliber Ref. 2892. Self-winding movement beats at 4Hz, offers a power reserve of 45 hours when fully wound and can be enjoyed through the sapphire crystal display caseback.
Rado DiaMaster Grande Seconde Ref. 657.0129.3.431 is offered on a brown alligator strap with Rado signed folding clasp.