Rado DiaMaster New Models (2018)

With pared-down details, and large, open and readable dials, the DiaMaster has proudly represented Rado’s minimal side – until now.  Presented at Baselworld 2018, the new Rado DiaMaster models showcase Rado’s bold approach to design. The unique multi-level dial displays the elements of time – hours, minutes, seconds and date – in decentralised, intersecting circles. Each is connected to the other, but also exists independently. On the dial, the separate elements come together to form a harmonious whole.

The traditional Côtes de Genève detailing on the movement is visible through the transparent dial and the exposed gear trains from the movement also on display.

Making the most of the unusual arrangement of the movement with small second at seven o’clock and the hours and minutes dominating the upper half of the dial, the Rado designers have also brought in an additional design element in the form of a bar reminiscent of a horizon, bridging the transparent divide of the dial from left to right.

With two models, each housed in a 43 mm monobloc high-tech ceramic case, presented in scratch-resistant, light high-tech ceramic, the new DiaMaster has a case and dial combination to suit every taste. The all black model is a piece of polished perfection, and the plasma and white is punctuated by two diamonds on either side of the bar for an additional dash of luxury.

Technical details
Movement
ETA 2899-S2, automatic, 21 jewels, 3 hands, date at 5 o’clock, 42- hour power reserve

Model: Rado DiaMaster, Ref. 661.6060.3.415

Case
Polished black high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction
Black PVD coated titanium case back with sapphire crystal
Polished black high-tech ceramic crown
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant to 5 bar (50m)

Dial
Black sunray
Black gold coloured applied indexes and bridge on smoked sapphire
Crystal with anti-reflective coating
Rhodium coloured moving anchor symbol
Silver coloured printed Rado and Automatic logos
Hands: black gold coloured

Strap
Black leather
Stainless steel extendable folding clasp with hardening treatment
Polished black high-tech ceramic cover
Dimensions 43.0 x 50.5 x 11.8 (WxLxH in mm)

Model: Rado DiaMaster, Ref. 661.6061.3.470

Case
Polished plasma high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction
Dimensions: 43.0 x 50.5 x 11.8 (WxLxH in mm)
Titanium case back with sapphire crystal
Polished plasma high-tech ceramic crown
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant to 5 bar (50m)

Dial
White, jubilé, 2 diamonds, 145/150, Top Wesselton, VS-SI G, full cut, 0.024 carat
Rose gold coloured applied indexes on translucent smoked sapphire crystal
Rhodium coloured moving anchor symbol
Silver coloured printed Rado and Automatic logos
Hands: rose gold coloured

Strap
Brown leather
Stainless steel extendable folding clasp with hardening treatment

 

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