Swiss watchmaker Rado presents an exclusive timepiece in honour of its partnership with World Design Capital® Taipei 2016. The Rado True Taipei Limited Edition, created jointly with renowned Taiwanese designer Leslie Chan, is a pure white high-tech ceramic timepiece inspired by lightness, minimalism, and the dynamic city that is its namesake.
Rado invited Chan, one of ten Taiwanese designers selected to act as a WDC® 2016 Design Ambassador, to collaborate on a special edition of the Rado True, the brand’s family of classically round, high-tech ceramic timepieces. Working within the themes of lightness and minimalism – the hallmarks of Rado’s latest collection – he developed a new dial for the Rado True that takes its inspiration from the art of origami.
Chan’s texturized, origami-inspired dial is housed in a polished white high-tech ceramic case, a material which is valued among high-end watchmakers for its exceptional hardness and lightness. According to Chan, the aesthetics of minimalist paper folding were used to communicate the different aspects of form and to symbolize the diverse and cosmopolitan approach employed by World Design Capital®. The timepiece features an engraved caseback with Leslie Chan’s signature and is limited to just 101 pieces – a nod to the Taipei 101, an iconic skyscraper and one of the world’s tallest buildings.
Rado has long been known for its engagement with the world of design: as a supporter of design initiatives, a promoter of young talent through its Rado Star Prize competitions, and as a winner of over 30 international design awards. With its unique take on east-meets-west aesthetics, the Rado True Taipei Limited Edition further underscores the brand’s commitment to the field of design.
Rado True Taipei Limited Edition
11 ½ ETA C07.611, automatic, 25 jewels, 3 hands, date at 3 o’clock, up to 80 hours power reserve
Polished white high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction
Sandblasted titanium case back with sapphire crystal and Leslie Chan signature
Polished white high-tech ceramic crown
Curved sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 5 bar (5m)
Special engraving on case back: LIMITED EDITION ONE OUT OF 101
Dimensions: 40.1 x 47.3 x 10.4 (WxLxH in mm)
White printed Rado logo and Automatic logos
White with white veneer white second hand
3-row polished white high-tech ceramic
Titanium 3-fold buckle