Rado was innovating with high-tech ceramics before much of the rest of the watchmaking world, and the design-oriented brand continues to push boundaries in the use of that material as well as expand its color palette. The latest example is the new True Thinline Anima, a limited edition that features its first ceramic watch case in matte olive green.
“Anima” is a Latin word meaning “air,” “breath,” or “soul,” and refers to the openness of the watch’s extensively skeletonized movement, an ETA A31.L02, which has also been customized with bridges made from black anodized aluminum, an additional weight-reducing feature that is characteristic of Rado. The olive green flange has rhodium-colored applied indices and hands. The window at 6 o’clock showcases the current date on the fully exposed, skeletonized calendar disk. The self-winding movement offers a 64-hour power reserve and has a rotor with a black DLC coating.
The matte olive-green ceramic used for the ultra-thin, monobloc case is an entirely new shade of the lightweight, scratch-resistant material and the result, says Rado, of “an elaborate development process.” It measures 40 x 44.8 mm in diameter and 10.8 mm in thickness and includes a sapphire exhibition caseback framed by a titanium ring with an engraving indicating the watch as a “LIMITED EDITION ONE OUT OF 2020.”
Also constructed from the new high-tech ceramic is the watch’s bracelet, which attaches to the wrist via a three-fold clasp made of titanium. The True Thinline Anima is available as of July 2020 and priced at $3,000.
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|Manufacturer:||Rado Watch Co., Ltd. Bielstrasse 45, CH-2543, Lengnau,|
|Functions:||Hours, minutes, seconds, date|
|Movement:||ETA A31.L02, automatic, 25 jewels, 3 hands, date at 6 o’clock, skeletonized calendar disk, 64-hour power reserve, black anodized aluminum bridges, black DLC-coated rotor|
|Case:||Matte olive green high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction, ceramic crown, box sapphire crystal with nonreflective coating, titanium caseback with sapphire window, water resistant to 30 meters|
|Bracelet and clasp:||Matte olive green high-tech ceramic bracelet with titanium triple-folding clasp|
|Dimensions:||Diameter = 40 mm x 44.8 mm; height = 10.8 mm|
|Price:||$3,000 (Limited to 2,020 pieces)|