A modern miracle of science – in a sporty chronograph
Imagine what would happen if you could take a piece of white ceramic and transform it, magically, into a gleaming watch case that looked like metal. Now imagine you could do it without using any metal. Sounds impossible.
Rado didn’t just imagine it: we did it. Using modern and advanced materials technology Rado took a finished, polished monobloc white high-tech ceramic watch case, and individual bracelet links and subjected them to plasma treatment. The result is a collection of individual perfect pieces which now have a unique warm grey metallic shine.
It may look like metal, but there is no metal involved at all. The plasma high-tech ceramic is 100% ceramic, 100% innovative and 100% Rado.
The final monobloc piece goes into a special oven, where a plasma column activates gases at 20,000°C. These gases permeate the ceramic, permanently altering the composition of its surface and bringing out a brilliant metallic sheen that will never fade.
Rado HyperChrome Plasma High-tech Ceramic Automatic Chronograph
Movement 12 ½ ETA 2894-2, automatic chronograph, 37 jewels, 6 hands, date at 4.5 o’clock, 42 hour power reserve, black oscillating rotor, decorated movement
Case plasma high-tech ceramic, monobloc construction polished stainless steel side inserts with hardening treatment plasma high-tech ceramic case back with sapphire crystal curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides rubber moulded stainless steel crown stainless steel pushers
Water-resistant to 10 bar (100m)
Bracelet plasma high-tech ceramic
Dimensions 45.0 x 51.0 x 13.0 (WxLxH in mm)