Baselworld 2016: Rado HyperChrome 1616 & Rado True Thinline Skeleton

Rado HyperChrome 1616

Rado is not afraito take chances! The HyperChrome 1616 really surprised me! The timepiece is the reinterpretation of the historic Rado “Cape Horn”. Have a look and let me know what YOU think …

 

Rado HyperChrome 1616

The new HyperChrome 1616 is a reinterpretation of the Rado “Cape Horn” from the 1960s and 1970s. It was in 1616 when Cape Horn was discovered by sailors from the Netherlands and therefore the new collection is named “1616”.

This is how a typical historic Rado “Cape Horn” looked like …

 

Historic Rado "Cape Horn"
Historic Rado “Cape Horn”

 

Historic Rado "Cape Horn"
Historic Rado “Cape Horn”

 

And this is how the year 2016 Rado HyperChrome 1616 reinterpretation looks like:

The titanium grade 5 edition … 46,0 x 45,5 diameter x 13,7 height

 

Rado HyperChrome 1616
Rado HyperChrome 1616

 

Rado HyperChrome 1616
Rado HyperChrome 1616

 

Rado HyperChrome 1616
Rado HyperChrome 1616

 

Rado HyperChrome 1616
Rado HyperChrome 1616

 

 

The black high-tech, polished and matt ceramic edition … 46,0 x 45,5 diameter x 13,7 height

 

Rado HyperChrome 1616
Rado HyperChrome 1616

 

Rado HyperChrome 1616
Rado HyperChrome 1616

 

Rado HyperChrome 1616
Rado HyperChrome 1616

 

 

The Rado HyperChrome 1616 is powered by the ETA C07.621 calibre with a power reserve of 80 hours. The cases are waterproof up to 100 meters.

Not bad at all!!!

What do think?

 

 

 

Rado True Thinline Skeleton

Limited to an exclusive run of 99 individually marked pieces (special engraving on case back: LIMITED EDITION ONE OUT OF 99), the True Thinline Skeleton is engineered from polished black high-tech ceramic and boasts a slim silhouette measuring just 7,8  mm (40.0 x 44.6 x 7.8 WxLxH in mm)

This is a timepiece that isn’t afraid to show you what it’s made of, with a sapphire crystal front and back giving a clear view of the mechanics inside (= ETA 2892-S2, automatic, 21 jewels, 2 hands, 42 hours power reserve, black PVD decoration)

 

Rado True Thinline Skeleton
Rado True Thinline Skeleton

 

Rado True Thinline Skeleton
Rado True Thinline Skeleton

 

Rado True Thinline Skeleton
Rado True Thinline Skeleton

 

Rado True Thinline Skeleton
Rado True Thinline Skeleton

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  • I am pleased to see the new Cape Horn. A great masculine design in my eyes, true to the 60’s – 70’s era. I have NOS RADO Senator and Musketeer IV models in my collection and I really enjoy this style. Well done RADO in keeping a bold and alternative themes out there in the watch world.

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