Rado True Stratum is an exclusive new timepiece jointly developed with leading Austrian designer Rainer Mutsch.
The black dial features delicate, asymmetrically arranged descending steps that emphasize the three dimensionality of the concave surface. Together with a slightly raised, oblong logo plate, these elements impart texture to what would otherwise be a plain monochrome dial.
Matt rhodium hour and minute hands and a yellow second hand provide a pop of colour as well as easy readability. Further depth is added to the design with a perfectly centered black dot metallized on the underside of the sapphire crystal, which hovers over and casts its shadow on the dial. The True Stratum features matt black surfaces that are crafted in high-tech ceramic – Rado’s signature material, and one that is favoured among high-end watchmakers for its exceptional properties.
To emphasize that a watch is a wearable piece of technology, Mutsch introduced a small sapphire glass window on the back of the case, which gives the wearer a glimpse of the automatic movement within. The engraved surface of the dial is repeated on the back, creating a pleasant and comfortable feeling on the wrist.
The Rado True Stratum is part of an exclusive series of limited edition timepieces launched by the brand this year, with renowned designers each applying their individual vision to the popular Rado True.
Technical detailsModel: Rado True Stratum
11 ½ ETA C07.611, automatic, 25 jewels, 3 hands, up to 80 hours power reserve
Matt black high-tech ceramic, monobloc construction
Dimensions: 40.1 x 47.3 x 10.5 (WxLxH in mm)
Black PVD coated titanium case back with sapphire crystal oval shaped window
Matt black high-tech ceramic crown
Dome shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, metallised
Water-resistant to 5 bar (50m)
Special engraving on case back: LIMITED EDITION ONE OUT OF 1001 RAINER MUTSCH
Black, concave shape with step structure
Yellow printed Rado logo
Grey printed Automatic logo
Matt rhodium coloured
Yellow second hand
3-row matt black high-tech ceramic
Brushed titanium 3-fold buckle