Rado’s DiaMaster Petite Seconde is a great contender for a go-to daily wearer, as it offers a pretty good taste of both worlds. The style is restrained without being boring — there are heritage touches there, like the leaf-shaped hands and small seconds, but it’s also pleasingly up to date in terms of fine design details and current colour palettes. Where Rado really stands out, though, is with the strength of the case. And here I mean that literally, as the case is ceramic, and pretty much scratch-proof. The movement, as with most of Rado’s modern movements, is solid, too, with a silicon spiral and 80 hours of power reserve. All told, the DiaMaster Petite Seconde is a solid-looking and performing piece that offers very solid value.
Rado DiaMaster Petite Seconde Australian pricing
Rado DiaMaster Petite Seconde, $3450