Haute horlogerie meets industrial design: The Rado x Konstantin Grcic Ceramica

Haute horlogerie meets industrial design: The Rado x Konstantin Grcic Ceramica

Modern linearity

Text: Angelyn Kwek

Rado’s high-tech ceramic series gets a reformat by industrial designer Konstatin Grcic for a new take on contemporary geometry

For the gents and ladies who are minimal purists at heart, the redesigned Rado Ceramica watch by Konstantin Grcic will have you palpitating over its strikingly sleek contours. Celebrated for that understated savoir-faire, its new silhouette now flaunts a cool density as envisioned by the renowned industrial designer. By implementing his personal interpretation of form and function over Rado's original lines, this matchless collaboration of aesthetics has yielded the most superlative rendition of the Ceramica to date.

Rado x Konstantin Grcic Ceramica collection

Boasting a strong classical shape with a monobloc case, the Grcic-interpreted icon is a cutting-edge timepiece that combines advanced ceramic technology with watchmaking innovation — a form crafted purely from said material and made stylishly exceptional in monochromatic shades of velvety matte and glossy black, as well as lacquered white.

Favoured for its extreme damage and scratch resistance, lightweight comfort and hypoallergenic properties, the new Ceramica's stunning attributes doesn't stop there; a creative use of typography etched upon three unique dials creates a bold legibility in the collection. Inspired by pilot watches, the limited edition flagship model sports minimalist gray-hued indexes broken up by white numerals at the three, six and nine o'clock points while a secondary edition flashes a small seconds sub-dial surrounded by a detailed minute track.

Available in a more petite counterpart for women, the Ceramica also comes dressed in diamonds with a cut solitaire for each quarter-hour mark. Equipped with a quartz movement for high-impact austerity that is at once the epitome of fuss-free elegance and ergonomic to boot, the Rado x Konstantin Grcic Ceramica collection is a modern masterpiece that beckons a closer study.

The Ceramica collection by Konstantin Gracic is available at Rado boutiques, with the signature model limited to 701 pieces worldwide.