Rado is adding two new timepieces to its distinctive DiaMaster Grande Seconde family; a design notable for its asymmetrical dial, which features two stacked sub-dials, one for hours and minutes and the other for seconds. Roman numerals have been added, and a sunray pattern in greyish brown or strong blue frames the sub-dials. The 43mm case is complemented with a colour coordinated leather bracelet in either brown or black for a look at once edgy yet comfortingly familiar.

The DiaMaster Grande Seconde is crafted from Rado’s signature plasma high-tech ceramic. To create this extraordinary material, finished white ceramic components are fired in a plasma oven, where gases activated at 20 000°C give rise to an other-worldly metallic shine on the surface, without incorporating any metal.

This means that the DiaMaster Grande Seconde has the look of a classic metal wristwatch, yet offers the benefits of high-tech ceramic construction. High-tech ceramic is 25 percent lighter than steel, which creates a wearing experience that is as easy on the eye as it feels on the wrist. High-tech ceramic weds this impressive lightness with an equally impressive level of scratch resistance, resulting in a material that is up to five times harder than steel. Rado’s ceramic timepieces are also hypoallergenic, adapting readily to the temperature of the body, making them comfortable to wear and gentle on the skin.

Reminiscent of the pocket watches of yesteryear, the DiaMaster Grande Seconde would be equally at home propped up on a nightstand or paired with cozy handspun cashmere layers. Refined and dependable, this is the ideal piece for men and women seeking a watch with a softly masculine look – to accompany them for a lifetime.

Contact Rado: 011 911 1200