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INTRODUCING: The Rado HyperChrome Automatic in brown ceramic

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Synonymous with ceramic watches, Rado are rightfully considered an industry leader in the field, so it was big news at Baselworld last year when they announced the first ever brown ceramic models. What makes the rich brown so special is that the ceramic powder is imbued with the colour before it’s fired, rather than being coated with a surface colour. It’s a complicated process, particularly when you consider that components shrink by 23% during the kiln sintering stage. But the result is a case that shows different hues under different lights, warms to the wearer’s skin temperature, is scratch resistant and super light. Definitely worth the effort. The new brown cases will initially be offered on three models from Rado’s popular HyperChrome collection – the three-handed HyperChrome Automatic pictured here, the Automatic Tachymeter chronograph and a ladies’ piece with a diamond-set rose gold bezel. Both the Automatic and Automatic Tachymeter models see the brown partnered with softer tones of rose coloured PVD stainless steel. The 45mm Automatic Tachymeter is limited to 1000 pieces. The HyperChrome Automatic is slightly smaller at 42mm, and uses the ever-reliable ETA 2892-A2 movement. You can’t look at the rich, glossy case and bracelet of the… Read More

NEWS: Rado sponsors Brisbane International 2016 tennis tournament

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I remember the moment with perfect clarity. It was the Australian Open, 1993, I was 17, and finally, FINALLY, I could prove to my squad (Ormond Tennis Club, what a crew) that the Thor-like thunderbolt serves I had been throwing down with my right hand since the early 90s were 200km/h, if not more. There was a chance to serve into a ceiling-high net and a little timer LCD display would show the gathering crowd of onlookers its speed. I took a deep breath, went through my pre-serve routine, bounced the ball like Djokovic, and… 177km/h. This thing must be broken? My ego certainly was, momentarily. Boastful teenagers of Brisbane and the world are going to get to see several things they haven’t before at the Brisbane International 2016, including an accurate reading of their serving speed thanks to Rado smash corner (contestants that guess the correct speed will receive a tennis pack from Rado), as well as a Hyperchrome shaped corner clock on every court, measuring the elapsed time of each match. Rado is all set to join the world of Australian tennis, which is hotting up in anticipation of the Australian Open (18-31 January 2016), with its sponsorship of Brisbane International 2016. The event… Read More