Unlike the grades of watchmakers whose trade lies in the complications of a watch, Swiss manufacturer Rado seeks to simplify things. Entering Baselworld 2016 with an uplifting concept — Designing Lightness — the HyperChrome Ultra Light timpiece is striking for three notable qualities: It's unisex, perfectly simple, and groundbreakingly lightweight.
The modest 56 gram case is achieved through a calibrated combination of silicon nitride ceramic, anodised aluminium and hardened titanium — rendering the watch intrinsically sturdy, yet virtually weightless. In keeping to the central theme of paring back, the face of the self-winding watch is practically unmarked, save for the date positioned at three o'clock.
Matched tone-on-tone with a rugged NATO strap and water resistant up to 50 metres, behold Rado's absolute partner-in-crime: There when you need it, and not when you don't.
The Rado HyperChrome Ultra Light is a limited edition timepiece of 500 pieces. The Rado boutique is located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #B1-86.