Together with Swiss design studio Big-Game, Swiss watch brand Rado has created the True Phospo: a limited edition timepiece featuring Big-Game’s signature design approach as applied to one of the brand’s most popular watch families.
Housed in a 40 mm matt black high-tech ceramic case with matching bracelet, the Rado True Phospo embraces minimalism, but with playful and unexpected elements. The black brass dial is perforated, allowing the Swiss automatic movement below to shine through – a thoroughly modern approach to the traditional skeleton watch.
The perforations also provide an opportunity for the application of the luminescent indexes, which are created by filling the empty spaces with Super-LumiNova to create geometric shapes. Additionally, the hour and minute hands are tipped with Super-LumiNova, while the second hand is fully coated in the glow-in-the-dark substance.
The watch is limited to 1003 pieces – 1000 for the general public, and one for each of the designers.
Big-Game’s design language is characterized by functionality, simple shapes, and a touch of the unexpected. Despite this minimalist approach, the creative trio manages to impart a highly distinctive character to the objects they create – an inventive ability that is perfectly reflected in the Rado True Phospo.
The Rado True Phospo 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.
Model: Rado True Phospo
11 ½ ETA C07.631, automatic, 25 jewels, 3 hands, up to 80 hours power reserve
Oscillating rotor with natural colour Super-LumiNova®
Matt black high-tech ceramic, monobloc construction
Dimensions: 40.1 x 47.3 x 10.5 (WxLxH in mm)
Sandblasted black PVD coated titanium case back with sapphire
Crystal and black dot metallised
Matt black high-tech ceramic crown
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant to 5 bar (50m)
Special engraving on case back: LIMITED EDITION BY BIG-GAME ONE OUT OF 1003
Matt black, perforated with natural coloured Super-LumiNova®
Matt black flange
Moving anchor symbol with natural coloured Super-LumiNova®
Printed Rado and Automatic logos with natural coloured SuperLumiNova®
Matt black with natural coloured Super-LumiNova®
Matt black with natural coloured Super-LumiNova® second hand
3-row matt black high-tech ceramic
Titanium 3-fold buckle