Headed over to the Rado in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur recently for the exclusive preview of Rado’s latest collection of full high-tech ceramic watches which pay tribute to a legend of design. The The Rado True Thinline Les Couleurs™ Le Corbusier celebrates the work of the pioneering and visionary architect in a truly unique and very colourful collection.
As the “Master of Materials”, Rado used all the expertise gained during more than 30 years of working with high-tech ceramic to create watches in the nine Architectural Polychromy colours deemed to be both appealing and the most challenging to create consistently.
Created in 1931 and 1959, Architectural Polychromy was ahead of its time, using 63 colours with architectural significance that help to create space and depth as well as having a profound physiological and psychological impact on the viewer. The colours are classified in nine groups of different shades and tones. The palettes are still used widely today by architects and designers – a testament to their enduring appeal and long-lasting relevance as well as Le Corbusier’s unrivaled status as a true visionary.
Vibrant, velvety, balanced, bold, powerful, expressive, luminous, impressive and pure, the True Thinline Les CouleursTM Le Corbusier watches are produced in limited editions of 999 pieces per colour. Each has a special case back design which includes all 63 colours. Each piece is durable, scratch-resistant, light and comfortable to wear, due to the full high-tech ceramic construction and pioneering monobloc case construction.
Often considered the ultimate Rado because of its breakthrough design, the True Thinline is testament to Rado’s ability to create bold and dynamic colours, and to pay tribute to Le Corbusier, who helped shape and define the modern world in glorious technicolour.
Rado True Thinline Les CouleursTM Le Corbusier Specs
|Movement||quartz, 13 jewels, 2 hands|
|matt high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction matt high-tech ceramic crown curved sapphire crystal water-resistant to 3 bar (30m) titanium case back with special digital print on sapphire crystal: Le Corbusier colour stripes, POLYCHROMIE ARCHITECTURALE and LIMITED EDITION ONE OUT OF 999|
|printed indexes, printed Rado logo|
|Hands||in the same colour as the dial|
Bracelet: 3-row matte high-tech ceramic titanium 3-fold clasp
Dimensions: 39.0 x 43.3 x 5.0 (WxLxH in mm)
For more info, head over to https://www.rado.com
Photo Credits: Swatch Group Malaysia (cover photo) and author’s own