Rado has partnered with the award-winning British industrial designer Tej Chauhan to create this special edition watch. With flowing shapes, innovative high-tech ceramic and bold colours, the Rado True Square Tej Chauhan visualises the great futuristic visions of pop culture.
The basis was the new, ground-breaking True Square – the first square watch made from solid high-tech ceramic, whose flowing shapes are created using injection moulding. The matt yellow high-tech ceramic case highlights the unique texture of the high-performance material and is combined with a case back in polished dark grey PVD-coated stainless steel with sapphire crystal and special engraving.
It is complemented by a bracelet made from yellow cushion-shaped leather elements held by high-tech ceramic connectors. A stainless steel folding clasp with a dark grey PVD coating completes the composition.
On the matt black dial with silver-coloured concentric circles, the hands provide strong contrasts from the centre: the minute and hour hands are painted in white, the second hand in neon red. They are powered by a modern automatic calibre. In an opening at 3 o’clock, the date is displayed in a typography specially designed by Tej Chauhan.
Blue indexes between 9 and 12 o’clock refer to the time of day when things start moving – in the morning at the office or in the evening on a night out. Faceted sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inside provides the best insights and impresses as an independent design element.
About Tej Chauhan
Tej Chauhan is an award-winning British industrial designer known for his “emotive industrial design”: shape, colour and material are used strategically to create objects that bring joy. In his offices in London and Helsinki, a team of creative specialists works on a wide range of media and disciplines in the areas of industrial design, product development, creative brand strategy and future studies. Tej Chauhan’s works comprise a wide range of products of extraordinary creativity and have won numerous awards.
Model: Rado True Square x Tej Chauhan
11½ ETA C07.611, automatic, 25 jewels, 3 hands, neon orange date at 3 o’clock (in Tej Chauhan’s own font), up to 80 hours power reserve
Matt yellow high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction
Polished, dark grey PVD-coated stainless steel case back with sapphire crystal and special engraving: SPECIAL EDITION and TEJ CHAUHAN
Sandblasted stainless steel crown
Faceted sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inside
Water resistant to 5 bar (50 m)
Dimensions: 38.0 x 48.7 x 10.6 (W x L x H in mm)
Matt black, concave with silver-coloured concentric circles
Shiny black and blue applied indexes
Silver-coloured printed minute track
Matt black applied Rado logo and silver printed Automatic logo
Hands: Shiny black hour and minute hands painted matt white and second hand painted in vivid red
Yellow cushion-shaped leather strap with matt yellow high-tech ceramic connectors
Polished, dark grey PVD-coated, extendable stainless steel folding clasp