Rado DiaMaster Ceramic Automatic Skeleton Limited Edition

Swiss watch brand Rado unveils three striking DiaMaster Skeleton Limited Edition models for the mechanical watch enthusiast who also needs the comfort and scratch-resistance of high-tech ceramic. Rado’s groundbreaking monobloc high-tech ceramic case features on all three models – each of which is limited to 499 individually numbered pieces.

Polished black high-tech ceramic is a stylish Rado staple since 1986. Smooth, shiny and incorporating the minimalistic DiaMaster case, this is a master class in Rado style. The five link ceramic bracelet uses both shiny and matt links to add texture, depth and complexity to the equation.

Plamsa has been one of Rado’s buzzwords for the DiaMaster collection and this breakthrough material features on 20 models in the whole DiaMaster collection including the new Skeletons. Each individual ceramic piece used to create the full plasma DiaMaster Skeleton – the monobloc case, the crown and each tiny bracelet link – starts life as white high-tech ceramic. The pieces are fully finished to be either matt or polished. The pieces are then placed in the plasma oven where they reach up to 900°C during the plasma process, and where the warm grey metallic colour emerges from the inside out. Technically complex in construction yet minimalistic in design, the plasma version with black leather strap adds an element of futuristic vintage to the collection.

Technical details
Movement
11 ½ ETA 2892-S2, automatic, 21 jewels, 3 hands, 42 hour power reserve
Black oscillating rotor, black decoration (018)
Rhodium coloured oscillating rotor, rhodium coloured decoration (012 & 413)

Ref. 656.0131.3.018

Case
Polished black high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction
Pressed on black PVD coated titanium case back with sapphire crystal
Black high-tech ceramic crown
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Special engraving on case back: LIMITED EDITION N° XXX/499
Water-resistance: 10 bar (100m)
Dimensions: 41.0 x 48.0 x 10.2(WxLxH in mm)

Dial
Black, 12 rhodium coloured applied indexes
Moving anchor symbol
Silver coloured printed minute track and Rado logo
Hands: rhodium coloured

Bracelet
5-link polished black high-tech ceramic titanium 3-fold clasp

Ref. 656.0132.3.012

Case
Plasma high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction
Pressed on titanium case back with sapphire crystal
Plasma high-tech ceramic crown
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Special engraving on case back: LIMITED EDITION N° XXX/499
Water-resistance: 10 bar (100m)
Dimensions: 41.0 x 48.0 x 10.2(WxLxH in mm)

Dial
Grey, 12 rhodium coloured applied indexes
Blue moving anchor symbol
Grey printed minute track and Rado logo
Hands: blue steel

Bracelet
5-link polished/matt plasma high-tech ceramic titanium 3-fold clasp

Ref. 656.0132.3.413

Case
Plasma high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction
Pressed on titanium case back with sapphire crystal
Plasma high-tech ceramic crown
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Special engraving on case back: LIMITED EDITION N° XXX/499
Water-resistance: 10 bar (100m)
Dimensions: 41.0 x 48.0 x 10.2(WxLxH in mm)

Dial
Grey, 12 yellow gold-coloured applied indexes
Yellow gold coloured moving anchor symbol
Grey printed minute track and Rado logo
Hands yellow gold coloured

Strap
Black leather
Stainless steel folding clasp with titanium openers

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