This year, Rado introduces an exclusive designers’ series with six indomitable creatives from around the world, each applying their singular vision to the signature True collection. We continue with the second selection in the Rado True Phospho, glowing brainchild of Swiss design studio Big-Game.
True Phospho is a designer’s take on the skeleton watch, using Big-Game’s language of simple shapes and optimistic functionality. Sporting a perforated brass dial in matt black, the watch provides a view of the automatic movement underneath. The perforations also serve as indexes, which are created by filling the spaces with Super-LumiNova in geometric arrangements similar to LED pixel displays. The hour and minute hands are tipped with the same glow-in-the-dark substance, while the second hand is fully coated, allowing for a luminous reading in the dark (hence, the “Phospho” moniker).
“We like the contrast between the matt black ceramic [case] and the phosphorescent Super-LumiNova coating,” says the creative trio behind Big-Game, Augustin Scott de Martinville, Grégoire Jeanmonod and Elric Petit. “This colour is not only beautiful, but also functional, as it allows the wearer to read the time in the dark.” The award-winning product and interior design studio manage to impart a distinctive charm to its objects through effective designs that focus on practicality and simplicity.
“As a luxury Swiss watch company we were of course thrilled to collaborate with the Swiss-based Big-Game, and we couldn’t be happier with the result,” states Rado CEO Matthias Breschan. “With the True Phospho they succeeded in creating something quintessentially Rado: simple, beautiful and innovative.”
Limited to 1003 pieces (with three allocated to the creative trio), the Rado True Phospho features Big-Game’s signature approach applied to one of Rado’s most sought-after watch designs. Available at Rado Boutique, Marina Bay Sands, #B1-86.
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