On first glance I think white. Snowy mountain tops, a packet of Polos, fresh lilies and a cold pint of milk; all favourable but none more so than the Rado Hyperchrome Automatic
Rado is the brand behind our Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and admired by watch lovers all over the world as a trailblazer. With their company motto ‘if we can imagine it, we can make it, and if we can make it, we will,’ it is easy to see why this visionary brand has won over 20 international design awards and is heralded a technology giant in its ability to manipulate and craft highly desirable timepieces from a range of materials.
At first glance
On first glance I think white. Snowy mountain tops, a packet of Polos, fresh lilies and a cold pint of milk; all favourable but none more so than the Rado Hyperchrome Automatic. I adore the white ceramic bracelet, case and pearly white dial all very in-trend for this season’s monochrome.
The ‘no frills’ approach – usually reserved for the boys – works quite well here as it is an attractive distraction in its entirety.
Up close and personal
The solid gold chrome detailing of the sweeping second hand, raised hour markers and case sides are bold and beautiful on the canvas background – satisfying the watches name. I would have preferred if this themed effect continued on the screw down case back but instead we are met with matt silver screws. Nevertheless, it is see-through which scores extra brownie points but then again there is no engraving on the rotor which is favourite feature of mine.
On the wrist
The watch sits snug against my wrist and feels comfortable – surprisingly light considering its materials. I am a little thrilled to be wearing a very white watch that is wipe-clean friendly putting my fears of ‘one wear only’ to rest.
The crown sits neatly alongside the case, hardly noticeable which is great however a little tricky to adjust due to its rubber texture. The ceramic bracelet is smooth to touch with light bouncing off beautifully and glow in the dark markers – the perfect partner to wear to a cool, dimly lit, suburban bar.
Other than a few minor aesthetic woes associated with the back of the watch and perhaps a fiddly crown, it is consciously designed, understated yet sophisticated and I simply love how a watch of this calibre is fashion forward.
- Made me embrace white as a colour I can actually wear!
- Easy to keep clean
- See-through case back
- Calibre and fashionable
- Andy Murray is a Rado fan
- Crown a little tricky
- No engraving on rotor
Available from: Ernest Jones
|Functions:||Hours, minutes, seconds|
|Case material:||White Ceramic|
|Glass:||Curved Sapphire crystal with anti- reflective coating|
|Strap type:||High Tech Ceramic|
|Clasp:||Deployment clasp with push button|
|Water resistance:||50 metres|
|Manufacturer warranty:||1 year limited|