RADO HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph in Plasma High-Tech Ceramic


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.

Material magic
A perfect combination of technology, style and luxury the Rado HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph Plasma Ceramic is the perfect product to sum up the Rado DNA. The monobloc case, injected at high-pressure, is a groundbreaking construction. As a single piece of ceramic, it contains no steel cage as many ceramic timepieces do. This makes it lightweight as well as super scratch-resistant and comfortable to wear.

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 and plasma ceramic
This form of modern alchemy, where the molecular composition of the ceramic is changed by gases activated at high temperature, now features on the newest Rado families. Scintillatingly scientific and super stylish, plasma high-tech ceramic has a brilliant metallic shine in a warm grey tone, without using any metal. It is 100% ceramic, 100% innovative and 100% Rado.
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Rado HyperChrome Plasma High-tech Ceramic Automatic Chronograph  

Ref.: 650.0276.3.010

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)