The maison of the impressive, special and Rado replica watch is a very interesting one. It runs below the radar of most high end collectors, who often dismiss them as fashion watches. But yet, Rado makes some of the most technically innovative watches in the industry. Their speciality is not in the movements which we tend to focus on, but on the case, the dial, on the design as well as use of materials. In this article, we explore some of the watches which caught our eye from the Rado Baselworld 2016 novelties.
1. Rado HyperChrome 1616 Replica Watch
The first watch to captivate us from the Rado Baselworld 2016 collection is the casual, special and playful Rado HyperChrome 1616 replica watch. The design is taken from Rado’s vintage Cape Horn collection, first introduced in the late 60s. 1616 was the year when two Dutch merchants pushed the limits of exploration and discovered Cape Horn, off the tip of South America. This year marks the 400 the anniversary of that amazing journey and the pioneering spirit of the journey.
The unconventional Rado HyperChrome 1616 replica watch is a large watch, measuring some 46mm almost square, in either black matt and polished ceramic or hardened grade 5 itanium. The case is water resistant to 100m and is light, but ultra-durable – a signature of the brand’s scratch proof concept. We find the design intriguing.
2. Rado True Open Heart Replica Watch
The other watch which attracted our attention is the elegant, pretty and charming Rado True Open Heart replica watch. Here the creative Rado replica watch explores the use of a mother of pearl dial. Unlike most MOP dials which are mounted on a brass dial base, Rado managed to find a method to provide structural integrity to a MOP dial which is only supported at the sides an a thimetal piece to the center.
The beautiful Rado True Open Heart replica watch is a limited edition of only 500 individually marked pieces in each of the two variants: either matt black or polished white high tech ceramic dials. The ceramic case, measures 40mm in diameter, and is 25% lighter than steel but yet with a hardness rating of 1,200 Vickers is five times as hard. As a non-metalic material, ceramic is also gentle and hypoallergenic.
3.The Rado HyperChrome Ultra Light Replica Watch
Rado replica watch returns to this theme of ultra light weight watches time and time again. And the simple, clean and attractive Rado HyperChrome Ultra Light replica watch is made of a trio of very light mateirals: silicon nitride, anodized aluminium, and harderned titanium. The watch is very minimalist in design and the featherweight theme goes well with it.
The dial iof the Rado HyperChrome Ultra Light looks like it is 3 dimensional with a fold at 6 o’clock, but it is completely flat, the kink is just an optical illusion based on the way the dial is polished and finished.
The case is a high tech silicon nitride and is matt finished. Silicon nitride is a class of very hard ceramics. The construction is monobloc with sand blasted hardened grade 5 titanium inserts. The sapphire glass is treated with an anti-reflective coating on both sides, and the case is water resistant to 50m.