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Jul 23

Rado R5.5 Chronograph Watch Line

       Headquartered in Lengnau Switzerland, Rado is a famous watch-making brand, which was created in 1917, and initially was intended to produce exclusively watch-mechanisms. Nevertheless, the brand gradually evolved into a watch-manufacturer, and launched its first watch-collection 50 years later.

       Following the resounding success of this first watch-line, the brand soon managed to establish its place among the finest members of the Swiss Haute Horology, through continually innovating shapes, textures and materials. Moreover, a true watch-connoisseur will surely know that the brand is actually the first one that used the much-appreciated sapphire crystal and ceramic; in addition, Rado is the very first watch-manufacturer in the world to produce a scratch-resistant timepiece.

       Defined by the brand’s website as a natural and instinctive concept, the fruit of the brand’s cooperation with the visionary designer, Jasper Morrison, Rado’s new 5.5 Chronograph Watch Line is defined by classy minimalism, original modern style and mechanical complexity.

       The timepieces of the remarkable Rado 5.5 Chronograph Watch Line are performed in matt high-tech ceramic, and the stylish architecture of their cases reveals a nice combination right lines and rounded angles, making us think of the vintage silhouette of a 1930’s TV box. Furthermore, the stylish architecture of the case, available in only one size, 37.0 x 46.4 x 7.5 mm, incorporates a black titanium case-back, two rectangular chronograph push pieces, with softened edges, and the watch’s bracelet performed in black ceramic.

       Furthermore, the stylish design of the case is carried into the watches’ dials, available in black and blue variations nicely fitted with applied hour indices, performed in stainless steel or red gold, same as the timepiece’s hands, fitted with central luminescent inserts for optimal time legibility. The watches’ dials are characterized by unadorned minimalism, and a curious eye discovers a simplified time-display, with three central hands, date, at 3 o’clock, and two chronograph counters, located at 6 respectively 10 o’clock positions.

       The new members of the Rado 5.5 Chronograph Watch Line are animated by high quality, ETA quartz chronograph movements, the 10 ½’’’ ETA 251.471 which incorporate 23 jewels and ensure remarkable timekeeping accuracy and reliability.

       Especially created for a modern man, with an active life-style the new Rado 5.5 Chronograph Watch Line will surely bring a plus of style to any outfit, for an approximate price tag around $2,000.00.

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