Bronze meets ceramic: The new Rado HyperChrome Chronograph
Old and new
Did you know that bronze is the oldest alloy in human history? An interesting little tidbit if you ever have a Jeopardy! moment, you might also want to update your knowledge bank with the fact that this material is now a fixture in Rado's newest HyperChrome Chronograph.
In what the Swiss maison deems a cross material mix of the ancient meeting the modern, this novelty has combined its high-tech ceramic case with elements of bronze along the sides and for its pushers — the juxtaposition being that the former is virtually pristine while the latter is known to develop a patina. The handsome contrast certainly already looks fine AF, but the watch only gets better looking as it ages, with the initial pale gold colour of the bronze deepening over time to create a matte vintage-looking finish. And we all know patinas are unique to its wearer, meaning no two bronze edition HyperChrome Chronographs will look exactly the same. BTW, it's limited to only 999 pieces in the world.
Complemented with hands and applique indexes glossed with a metallic rose gold colour, the black dial is further decorated with a pair of textured chronograph indicators, adding onto the overall visual appeal. A tachometric scale engraved on the bezel rounds out its functionality. Besides being a watch that'll wear its maturity like a champ, the new HyperChrome Chronograph is also jumping onboard the up-and-coming horology trend bandwagon for primitive materials, as forecasted by trend analyst Lidewij Edelkoort. With innovative style in spades and a reliable usability, this is a gentleman's sporty chic watch done right.
The new Rado HyperChrome Chronograph will debut at Baselworld 2018.