Rado presents a new version of HyperChrome Chronograph by combining high-tech ceramic with bronze. Both materials have their own superficial features: Bronze makes each timepiece unique with the passage of time by developing a rich patina, and the high-tech ceramic has the benefits of being lightweight, scratch resistant and hypoallergenic.
Limited to 999 pieces, this new model has a 45mm diameter scratch resistant high-tech ceramic case finished in matt midnight black. Instead of ceramic bracelet, this timepiece is fitted with a supple brown vintage look leather strap.
Adding to this harmonious contrast are side inserts and chronograph pushers crafted in bronze. Rose gold coloured hands and indexes echo the subtle metallic sheen of the bronze, while a bezel engraved with a tachometric scale provides additional functionality.
The initial pale gold colour of the HyperChrome’s bronze elements deepens with time, developing a matt vintage-look patina that is unique to each watch and wearer. As the bronze ages, darkening and taking on more character, it forms a handsome contrast to the flawless high-tech ceramic surfaces of the case.
Model: HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph Limited Edition
12 ½ ETA 2894-2, automatic chronograph, 37 jewels, 6 hands, date at 4.30 o‘clock
42 hour power reserve, black oscillating rotor, decorated movement
Matt black high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction
Polished black high-tech ceramic bezel with engraved tachymeter filled with white lacquer
Bronze (CuSn8) side inserts, engraved
Polished black high-tech ceramic case back with sapphire crystal
Bronze (CuSn8) crown and pushers
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant to 10 bar (100m)
Special engraving on case back: LIMITED EDITION ONE OUT OF 999
Dimensions: 45.0 x 50.3 x 13.0 (WxLxH in mm)
Black, rose gold coloured applied indexes with white SuperLumiNova®
Rose gold coloured applied Arabic numbers
Rose gold coloured moving anchor symbol
Silver coloured printed Rado and Automatic logos
Rose gold coloured with black veneer and white Super-LumiNova®
Rose gold coloured second hand
Rose gold coloured small second hand with black veneer
Rose gold coloured hour and minute counters
Brown vintage look leather
Stainless steel extendable folding clasp
Polished black high-tech ceramic cover