The well-known Swiss watch brand RADO cooperates with Taiwanese graphic designer Nie Yongzhen to proudly launch the RADO True Radar N25E121 watch, and celebrate the brand and 2016 with this special edition watch Partnership in Taipei’s World Design Capital. This global design event is held every two years. This is the second time that the brand has launched an exclusive watch to commemorate this partnership.
The RADO True N25E121 is inspired by minimalism and variety, and is made of grey matte high-tech ceramics. The watch uses a simple large open face dial, solid-colored hands and scales, and solid-color NATO military straps in the same color. The light and simple style can clearly see from the appearance. This is precisely the biggest feature of RADO’s recent watch series.
The watch that became the core accessory
This exclusive watch is made of high-tech ceramics, a material that is widely recognized in the field of fine watchmaking for its exceptional hardness and lightness. In order to create the delicate balance of the watch, Nie Yongzhen chose gray high-tech ceramics with a rough tweed NATO military strap to enhance the overall sense of leisure. In addition, the watch’s caseback is adorned with Nie Yongzhen’s signature and is limited to 146 pieces. This number and watch name are cleverly derived from Taipei’s geographic coordinates of 25 ° N, 121 ° E.
‘My philosophy is to create subtle, practical and minimalist works,’ said Nie Yongzhen, one of the ten design ambassadors in Taipei’s world design capital in 2016. ‘I want this watch to be casual and low-key, and to be worn The core accessories on the person are no more and no less. ‘
Nie Yongzhen is one of two Taiwanese designers who have been invited to participate in the collaborative design of the RADO True Series special edition watch. Earlier this year, the brand launched a white True series watch designed by Chen Yongji. The dial’s texture is inspired by the art of origami. Other notable collaborations include the redesigned Rado Ceramica watch series from Konstantin Grcic. This iconic model has also been launched this year.
RADO Swiss Radar True Series N25E121
Movement 11 ½ ETA C07.611, automatic mechanical movement, 25 stone, 3 needles, power reserve up to 80 hours
Case Gray matte high-tech ceramic material, one-piece case, sandblasted titanium case back engraved with Nie Yongzhen’s signature, gray matte high-tech ceramic crown, curved sapphire crystal
Water resistance 5 bar (50 m)
Special engraving on the case back: LIMITED EDITION ONE OUT OF 146 (limited edition of 146 pieces)
Dial Grey matt dial with black indexes, grey matt dial bezel, rotatable anchor logo, black ‘RADO’ logo
Hands Black hands, black trim, black seconds
Strap NATO (fabric and leather) with grey sandblasted high-tech ceramic buckle
Case dimensions 40.1 x 47.3 x 10.4 (width x length x height unit: mm)