Amorous calibre: Rado's love story-inspired Centrix Open Heart watch

Amorous calibre: Rado's love story-inspired Centrix Open Heart watch

A time to love

Text: Bianca Husodo

Unveiling their newest recruit of the Open Heart series, the Swiss watch maison tells a legendary Chinese tale of two star-crossed lovers

The story of the bridge of magpie is the poignant legend behind Chinese Valentine's Day. It unfolds the chronicles of how two lovers are separated by a cruel fate allowing them to only unite on the seventh night of the seventh moon, when all the world's magpies fly in conjunction and form a bridge for the ill-fated couple. Today, the romantic tale is immortalised in the haute horlogerie of Rado's Centrix Open Heart.

The unique east-meets-west timepiece captures the charm and spirit of the legend on the dial. The upturned crescent shape on it leaves the bottom half of the timepiece's mechanics skeletonised — exhibiting the intricate sun ray guilloche pattern of the decorated Swiss movement below to symbolise the bridge of magpies upon which the lovers stood. A stylised keyhole at noon further reveals the beating heart of the automatic movement in representation of the seventh moon under which they met, while the twelve Top Wesselton diamonds and the two hands embody the glittering stars in the sky and the pair of lovers themselves.

Another luxurious addition to the Centrix family, the timepiece is enclosed in a gold-coloured case framing the timepiece's pulsating open heart dial. With an option of Rado's signature high-tech ceramic or leather bracelet, encircle the epitome of love on your wrist — serving as an unabating memento of the precious moments cherished with your loved ones.

The Rado Centrix Open Heart is available at the Rado boutique at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.