Time, Trends

Rado HyperChrome Chronograph changes over time

Rado HyperChrome Chronograph changes over time

According to famous trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort, “A need for true matter is driving designers to reach out for unusual directions, wilder ideas and primitive ingredients such as lava, metal and bronze.”

As a Swiss watchmaker known for its pioneering use of precious materials, Rado adopted the same principle, marrying the classic charm of bronze with contemporary high-tech ceramic.

The result? The bronze edition of the HyperChrome Chronograph, displaying a striking combination of old and new, and a watch that honours the passage of time both inside and out.

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The deep golden hue of the HyperChrome’s bronze metamorphoses over time to a vintage-looking patina, resulting in a unique look for each watch and wearer. As the bronze darkens and develops more characteristics, it forms an idiosyncratic contrast to the immaculate high-tech ceramic surfaces of the case.

It’s worth highlighting that ceramic was chosen for the case as the material is featherweight, scratch resistant and hypoallergenic.

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Limited to 999 pieces, the 45mm sport-chic Rado HyperChrome Chronograph model retains its tough ceramic case in matte black and replaces the ceramic bracelet with an aged brown leather strap.

The bezel is engraved with a tachometric scale for added functionality. The side inserts and chronograph pushers are crafted in bronze while the hands and indices are rose gold-coloured to offer a harmonious distinction.