Swiss watch brand Rado presents its newest addition to the True Square Collection, the True Square “Over the Abyss”, designed by New Delhi artist duo Thukral and Tagra.
Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra’s work focuses on something that is intrinsic to humans but sometimes forgotten in modern societies: the relationship of us individuals to our communities. This is why their work is often described as social design. The duo always tries to understand their existence and questions the status quo, thus naming their work: Over the abyss.
The Indian duo included their focus on social design to create together with the Master of Materials a timepiece with a unique time display that superimposes the local time of the wearer to several time zones of the world.
These different time zones are symbolized by 37 hands that are painted in a gradation of colours ranging from blue to pink, and looking like enchanting fireworks in the middle of the dial. Two discrete but powerful SuperLuminova dots indicate the local time.
The captivating dial with colour strikes is encapsulated by a 38mm matt blue high-tech ceramic case of square shape with gently rounded corners, an homage to Rado’s iconic shape from the 70s and updated for the 21st century.
The case back features a painting by the duo called Dominus Aeries that explores visions from the future with references from the past. Therefore, both front and back of this timepiece are beautiful art expressions of Thukral and Tagra.
About Thukral & Tagra
Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra from India form the art and design practice Thukral and Tagra. Their work is primarily manifested in painting, sculpture and art installations through which they try to paint a vision of the future which is compelling, comforting and engaging.
Their earlier work dealt with tropes of migration and motifs of a globally manifested consumer culture and their recent work has dealt with the interpretation of Indian mythological narratives and symbols.
Their 18 year trajectory and unique design eye have allowed them to participate in numerous exhibitions across the world, and have made them one of the most compelling and sought after Indian artists.
Model: Rado True Square x Thukral & Tagra, Over the Abyss
Rado Calibre R763, automatic, 25 jewels, 2 star shaped hands, 80 hours power reserve
Mat blue high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction
Mat blue high-tech ceramic crown
Flat sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Blue PVD coated titanium case back with digital printed drawing on sapphire crystal insert with special engraving: THUKRAL AND TAGRA
Water-resistant to 5 bar (50m)
Dimensions: 38.0 x 44.2 x 9.9 (WxLxH in mm)
Blue flange with light blue printed Swiss Made logo
Light blue printed Rado and Automatic logos
Hands Multi-coloured gradient, from blue to pink
Star shaped with 18 hour hands and 19 minute hands
White Super-LumiNova® indicator on minute and hour hand
Mat blue high-tech ceramic titanium 3-fold clasp