This is the first ever fully ceramic watch from Rado
, which is a bit ironic as Rado is the company that really helped popularize ceramic as a material to used in watches. This watch also is part of Rado's 20th anniversary as a watch company. I don't think it was until the Chanel J12 came about though, that other watch makers started really picking up on the ceramic material as much. This is the newest version of the Rado Jubile Ceramica. The watch is not exactly totally ceramic, as the movement and such is still metal. The dial is interesting (and non ceramic) being made up of 102 black treated baguette cut diamonds which are set into white gold - I've never quite seen anything like it. The metalized text on the dial is actually on the bottom of the sapphire crystal. The watch is available in the all black tones as pictured or in steel and platinum tones.
Inside the thin watch is an ETA 255.441 quartz movement, but you really can't tell as there is no seconds hand. I must admit that it is a pretty watch with a significant "stealth wealth" feel. Not that the watch isn't impressive, but rather that the luxury appointments are designed into the watch in a creative and subtle manner. More of a connoisseurs Rado, versus something too showy. Of course the watch isn't exactly a breeze to read, but this fine timpiece runs more on the jewelry, rather than instrument side of watches.
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