Swiss watch brand RADO unveils their new model, the DiaMaster RHW1 Limited Edition, an innovative and modern timepiece that mixes the high-tech materials and also adds something new in horology – this time an unusual movement for a high tech ceramic watch.
Chosen for being twice as light as standard ceramic, Si3N4 TiN is a form of high-tech ceramic composite that Rado has researched and developed in its latest quest for innovation. Made by heating the mixed powders at 1800 degrees Celsius in an over pressure atmosphere of nitrogen, it is known for its superior wear-resistance. The ‘old bronze’ colour gives the watch case a rugged, lived-in appearance and the choice of leather for the strap adds to the windswept and mysterious appeal of this undeniably cool and manly timepiece.
Aluminium movements were used in pocket watches in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries because of their lightness. It was this past trend and focus on lightness that inspired Rado to use such a movement – the RHW1, which is exclusive to Rado – for the first time in an extremely light and high-tech wristwatch.
Model: Rado DiaMaster RHW1 Mechanical Limited Edition
RHW1 (modified 16 ½ ETA 6497-2), aluminum, manual winding, 17 Jewels, 3 hands, no date, small second, 53 hour power reserve, movement exclusive to Rado
Matt Si3N4 TiN high-tech ceramic pressed-on old bronze coloured PVD coated titanium case back with sapphire crystal
Si3N4 TiN high-tech ceramic crown
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant to 10 bar (100m)
Special engraving on case back: LIMITED EDITION N° XXXX/2000
Black, applied Roman numerals at 3, 6 and 12 o‘clock
1N gold coloured flange
1N gold coloured applied anchor symbol
1N gold coloured applied Rado and mechanical RHW1 logos
Hands: 1N gold coloured
1N gold coloured PVD coated stainless steel folding clasp
44.0 x 52.8 x 11.6 (WxLxH in mm)