Rado Design Week was a week-long collaboration of videos and talks hosted by Dezeen, which revealed a collection of watches that Rado created in partnership with designers YOY, Tej Chauhan, Formafantasma and Thukral & Tagra.
To celebrate, we’re giving away a watch from the new collection. One reader will win a Rado True Swuare watch of their choice designed by Japanese studio YOY, Italian duo Formafantasma or British designer Tej Chauhuan.
Tokyo-based studio YOY was founded in 2011 by Naoki Ono and Yuki Yamamoto. As well as designing furniture, lighting and interior decoration, the duo has created the Rado True Square Undigital watch.
Undigital features the display of a digital watch transferred onto an analogue time display with hands.
White Super-LumiNova hands pop against the matt black dial, which Rado said has “a completely puristic appearance.”
A matt black PVD-coated titanium back and high-tech ceramic bracelet ensure the watch is lightweight and comfortable to wear.
Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin are the founders of the Amsterdam-based studio behind the True Square Formafantasma watch.
This special edition nods to historical pocket watches thanks to its closed face design – only a small opening gives a glimpse of the time, which is hidden under a scratch-resistant layer of ceramic to protect the dial.
The window itself boasts sapphire crystal whilst the matt light grey, ceramic titanium bracelet has a three-fold clasp.
The final watch up for grabs as part of this reader competition is by British designer Tej Chauhuan, who has offices in London and Helsinki.
The inspiration behind this piece was “futurist visions of popular culture, movies, typography and colour theory,” said Rado. “We strategically used shape, colour and material to bring joy to people,” added Chauhuan.
The watch’s yellow ceramic case contrasts with its polished dark grey PVD coated stainless steel back, whilst the hands in white and neon red stand out against the matt black dial.
An opening at three o’clock shows the date displayed in a typography especially designed by Chauhan.
Blue indexes between nine and 12 o’clock refer to the time of day when things start moving – in the morning at the office or in the evening on a night out.
Cushioned leather and a stainless steel folding clasp in dark grey complete the bracelet, also in yellow.
Rado Design Week has been running on Dezeen over the past four days. Each day, one of the special editions was unveiled, followed by a live talk with the designers.
In addition to the three watches available to win in this competition, Rado Design Week featured Indian duo Thukral & Tagra, whose watch design is still in development.
Watch all the talks and videos here.
Rado was founded in 1917 and has received many awards for its watches. It is best known for introducing high-tech ceramic, ultra-light high-tech ceramic, colourful high-tech ceramic and CeramosTM to the industry.
One reader will win a watch of their choice designed by YOY, FormaFantasma or Tej Chauhuan.
Competition closes 1 January 2021. Terms and conditions apply. One winner will be selected at random and notified by email.
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