Monday, January 11, 2016

Rado Centrix Open Heart

Swiss watchmaker Rado is gladdening the hearts of fashion and watch aficionados alike with its latest creation, the Centrix Open Heart. A collection of decorative diamond-studded ladies’ models now follows on the heels of the open heart gents’ Centrix pieces that debuted late last year.
Three standout pieces from the ladies’ Centrix Open Heart collection merit a closer look. Two of the watches feature polished high-tech ceramic middle links in white or brown – perfect for a boho chic look – while those aiming for more understatement may opt for the model with a classic brown leather strap. The striking 33 mm dial is enclosed in a gold-coloured case and studded with 12 Top Wesselton diamonds.However, as the name suggests, the real star of this watch is its pulsating open heart.
The upside-down crescent-shaped dial of the ladies’ Centrix Open Heart leaves the bottom half of the timepiece’s mechanics completely exposed, revealing the intricate sunray guilloche pattern of the decorated Swiss movement below. A stylized keyhole at noon further reveals the beating heart of the automatic movement, adding depth and mystery to the look.
The unique shape of the dial was inspired by imagery of the romantic legend behind Chinese Valentine’s Day, also known as the Night of Sevens or the Magpie Festival. According to legend, two lovers separated by a cruel fate are able to meet once a year, on the seventh night of the seventh moon, when all the world's magpies fly together and form a bridge to reunite the star-crossed lovers for just one night. The spirit of this legend comes to fruition on the dial of ladies’ Centrix Open Heart: The stylized keyhole is the seventh moon under which the lovers meet, and the upside down crescent is the bridge of magpies upon which they stand.
For gents, the Rado Centrix family offers two equally legendary open heart models – one with chocolate brown high-tech ceramic middle links, and the other with a sumptuous chocolate-coloured leather bracelet. Turning exquisite engineering and craftsmanship into works of prêt-à-porter art, the gents’ Centrix models feature cut-out dials that strategically reveal key elements of the pulsating Swiss movement inside.
For both models, the handsome horological package is tidily enclosed in sleek 38 mm case.

Rado Centrix Open Heart (Ladies)
Ref. 734.0248.3.090   Ref. 734.0248.3.171 Ref. 734.0248.3.071

Movement 
11 ½ ETA C07.631, automatic, 25 jewels, 3 hands, up to 80 hours power reserve

Case 
Rose gold coloured PVD coated polished stainless steel case
Pressed on stainless steel case back with sapphire crystal  
Rose gold coloured PVD coated stainless steel crown  
Curved sapphire crystal, metallised and glued
Water-resistant to 3 bar (30m)
Metallisation: rose gold coloured

Dial
090: Mother of pearl, jubilé, 7 diamonds, 0.95-1.00, Top Wesselton, VS-SI,  full cut, 0.027 carat ; 5 diamonds, 0.75-0.80, Top Wesselton, VS-SI, 8/8 cut, 0.010 carat  ; Moving anchor symbol; Rose gold coloured printed Rado and Automatic logos; Grey printed minute track;  Rose gold coloured hands

171 & 071: Brown, jubilé, 7 diamonds, 0.95-1.00, Top Wesselton, VS-SI, full cut, 0.027 carat; 5 diamonds, 0.75-0.80, Top Wesselton, VS-SI, 8/8 cut, 0.010 carat; Moving anchor symbol; Rose gold coloured printed Rado and Automatic logos; Grey printed minute track; Rose gold coloured hands

Bracelet
090: Rose gold coloured PVD coated polished stainless steel with polished; White high-tech ceramic middle links; Titanium 3-fold clasp
071: rose gold coloured PVD coated polished stainless steel with polished brown high-tech ceramic middle links; Titanium 3-fold clasp

Strap
Brown leather
Rose gold coloured PVD coated polished stainless steel  
Extensible folding clasp stainless steel cover with hardening treatment

Dimensions 
33.0 x 37.2 x 10.0 (WxLxH in mm)

Packaging
Environment standard packaging
Precious stone certificate

Rado Centrix Open Heart (Gents)
Ref. 734.0179.3.030 & Ref. 734.0179.3.110

Movement 
11 ½ ETA C07.631, automatic, 25 jewels, 3 hands, up to 80 hours power reserve

Case 
Polished stainless steel case
Pressed on stainless steel case back with sapphire crystal stainless
Steel crown
Curved sapphire crystal, metallised and glued
Water-resistant to 3 bar (30m)
Metallisation: chrome coloured

Dials
030: Brown, rhodium coloured applied indexes; Moving anchor symbol; Silver coloured printed Rado and Automatic logos; Grey printed minute track; rhodium coloured hands

110: Silver coloured, rose gold coloured applied indexes; Moving anchor symbol; Grey printed Rado and Automatic logos; Grey printed minute track; rose gold coloured hands  

Bracelet/Strap
030: polished stainless steel with polished brown high-tech ceramic middle links;
Titanium 3-fold clasp
110: brown leather strap; stainless steel extensible folding clasp; stainless steel cover with hardening treatment

Dimensions 
38.0 x 42.0 x 10.1 (WxLxH in mm)

Packaging
Environment standard packaging

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