In a seamless union of ancient and modern elements,
the Rado HyperChrome Chronograph Automatic is now available in a beautifully
contrasting bronze and high-tech ceramic construction. Limited to 999 pieces, this
exclusive timepiece joins two materials that are perfectly suited for use in
watchmaking: Bronze, which marks the passage of time by developing a rich patina,
and high-tech ceramic, which boasts lightness and superior scratch resistance.
The sporty-chic HyperChrome Chronograph is Rado's signature all day, every
occasion timepiece for gents. In this new model, the 45 mm automatic chronograph
retains its scratch resistant high-tech ceramic case – here in matt midnight black – but
swaps out the ceramic bracelet for a supple brown vintage look leather strap. Adding
to this harmonious contrast are side inserts and chronograph pushers crafted in
bronze – humanity’s oldest alloy. Rose gold coloured hands and indexes echo the
subtle metallic sheen of the bronze, while a bezel engraved with a tachometric scale
provides additional functionality.
A bronze beauty for the wrist
The initial pale gold colour of the HyperChrome's bronze elements deepens with time,
developing a matt vintage-look patina that is unique to each watch and wearer. As the
bronze ages, darkening and taking on more character, it forms a handsome contrast
to the flawless high-tech ceramic surfaces of the case. The ceramic case retains the
benefits of the material by being lightweight, scratch resistant and hypoallergenic.
"A need for true matter is driving designers to reach out for unusual directions, wilder
ideas and primitive ingredients such as lava, metal and bronze," observes renowned
trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort. As the Swiss watchmaker known for its pioneering
use of materials, Rado worked in the same vein, combining the ancient beauty of
bronze with the modern technical achievement of high-tech ceramic. The result is the
bronze edition of the HyperChrome Chronograph: a striking combination of old and
new, and a watch that honours the passage of time both inside and out.
Rado is a globally recognised brand, famous for innovative design and its use of revolutionary materials to create some of the world’s most durable watches. Ever since its beginnings in Lengnau, Switzerland, Rado has had a pioneering spirit, with the brand philosophy “if we can imagine it, we can make it” still holding true today.