Saturday, August 12, 2017

Rado HyperChrome 1616

Rado welcomes a colourful new limited edition model to the bold, nostalgia-infused HyperChrome 1616 line-up.

Boasting an unmistakable late-60s build, the HyperChrome 1616 cuts a striking and masculine figure on the wrist. Measuring an eye-catching 46 mm across, its boxy dial is visually impressive, reminiscent of the outsized aesthetic of the era. The hands and indexes are similarly heavyset, forming a striking contrast to the vivid blue of the dial. The hardened grade five titanium case fastens to the wrist with a thick textured vintage leather strap.
The HyperChrome 1616 is Rado's modern interpretation of its vintage Cape Horn collection, first launched in the late 1960s. The name is taken from the year in which Cape Horn was discovered – a feat not to be underestimated, given the difficulty and danger of the sailing route. Thanks to the rugged construction and 10 bar water resistance of the HyperChrome 1616, this is a watch suitable for a wide variety of adventures, both on land and off.
Rado’s quest for unprecedented designs and materials began in the 60s and has continued unabated till this day. With its old-meets-new approach, the HyperChrome 1616 is the perfect embodiment of this mission. The nostalgic design of the watch is proudly rooted in the brand’s past – a clear nod to the general glory days of the 60s –while its oversized construction is a contemporary twist that reflects Rado’s boundary pushing approach.
This new HyperChrome 1616 joins three other timekeepers in the collection – one hardened titanium counterpart with a light-coloured dial, as well as two high-tech ceramic pieces in black and brown, respectively.

Technical details
Model: Rado HyperChrome 1616
Ref. 764.0172.3.120

Movement
11 ½ ETA C07.621, automatic, 25 jewels, 3 hands, day/date at 6 o‘clock, up to 80 hours power reserve

Case
Case in hardened grade 5 titanium
Dimensions: 46.0 x 45.5 x 13.7 (WxLxH in mm)
Titanium case back
Box shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water resistant to 10 bar (100 m)
Special engraving on case back: LIMITED EDITION ONE OUT OF 1’616

Dial
Blue, rhodium coloured applied indexes
Large moving anchor symbol with red background
White printed Rado and Automatic logos
Hands: rhodium coloured with white Super-LumiNova®

Strap
Brown vintage leather
Stainless steel extensible folding clasp
Satin brushed stainless steel cover with hardening treatment

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