Together with Swiss design studio BIG-GAME, Rado has created the True Phospho: a limited edition timepiece featuring BIG-GAME’s signature design approach as applied to one of Rado's most popular watch families.
Housed in a 40 mm matt black high-tech ceramic case with matching bracelet, the Rado True Phospho embraces minimalism, but with playful and unexpected elements. The black brass dial is perforated, allowing the Swiss automatic movement below to shine through – a thoroughly modern approach to the traditional skeleton watch. The perforations also provide an opportunity for the application of the luminescent indexes, which are created by filling the empty spaces with Super-LumiNova to create geometric shapes. Additionally, the hour and minute hands are tipped with Super-LumiNova, while the second hand is fully coated in the glow-in-the-dark substance.
"We like the contrast between the matt black ceramic and the phosphorescent Super-LumiNova coating," comment the three designers behind BIG-GAME. "This colour is not only beautiful, but also functional, as it allows the wearer to read the time in the dark."
The watch is limited to 1003 pieces – 1000 for the general public, and one for each of the designers. The Rado True Phospho is part of an exclusive series of limited edition timepieces launched by the brand this year, with renowned designers each applying their individual vision to the popular Rado True.