An Icon Reborn: Rado Ceramica

A minimalist design icon is reborn: the Rado Ceramica, a timepiece known for its striking linear shape and visionary use of high-tech ceramic, has been redesigned by renowned industrial designer Konstantin Grcic.

Like the original model upon which it is based, the new Rado Ceramica boasts a strong geometric silhouette, making it ideal for both men and women who appreciate purist, modern aesthetics.

The highest combination of form and matter that gives life to the eleven variants that form the Ceramica collection.

 

Rado Ceramica
Rado Ceramica on the Tavolo Diana (2003/2016) for ClassiCon

 

Precision and modernity, reimagined

Two gents’ models offer a matt take on the Ceramica, previously best known as a high gloss timepiece.

Limited to just 701 pieces, Konstantin Grcic’s signature model stands out not only because of its velvety matt finish, but also because of the creative use of typography on the dial (the matt model featuring a small second counter, with grey printed indexes adding to the monochrome minimalist appeal).

Ladies in love with the avant-garde look have several models to choose from, including two diamond-studded pieces in either glossy black or white high-tech ceramic.

Boasting silver coloured detailing and four diamonds on the dial, the ladies’ Ceramica offers the same high-impact presence on the wrist, but in a smaller form factor.

Rado Ceramica Konstantin Grcic
Rado Ceramica and the Vassoio VAL (2015) for Laufen

 

“Materials are key”

As the name suggests, Rado Ceramica is crafted from high-tech ceramic, a material favoured among many high-end watchmakers for its exceptional properties.

Materials are definitely key.

The intelligent and economical use of material forms an important part of my understanding of good design. Ceramic is one of the most high-tech materials I know.

The material is lighter than stainless steel, it has a much more pleasant temperature when you wear it, and it is scratch resistant.

Konstantin Grcic

 

Konstantin Grcic

Konstantic Grcic Portrait
Konstantic Grcic Portrait

 

Konstantin Grcic is one of the most important industrial designers in the world. He designed décor elements such as furniture, lamps, accessories and household goods for renowned brands, and quite a few of his creations obtained prestigious international design awards.

Famous for his passion for technology and materials, Grcic was a natural choice in 2016 for the iconic Rado Ceramica restyling.

Better famous for his linear style, Grcic is ofter labelled as “minimalist”, even if the designer prefers to speak of himself as “simple”.

 

 

Material courtesy of Rado.

 

 

 

 

 

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