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The Rado True Stratum was jointly developed with leading Austrian designer Rainer Mutsch. This timepiece sees Mutsch's trademark style housed inside Rado's True watch family.
Rado True Stratum by Rainer Mutsch
The black dial features delicate, asymmetrically arranged descending steps that emphasize the three dimensionality of the concave surface. Together with a slightly raised, oblong logo plate, these elements impart texture to what would otherwise be a plain monochrome dial. Matt rhodium hour and minute hands and a yellow second hand provide a pop of colour as well as easy readability. Further depth is added to the design with a perfectly centered black dot metallized on the underside of the sapphire crystal, which hovers over and casts its shadow on the dial. The True Stratum features matt black surfaces that are crafted in high-tech ceramic – Rado's signature material, and one that is favoured among high-end watchmakers for its exceptional properties.
Rainer Mutsch: "From an industrial design point of view, I believe the tactile experience in terms of touching and feeling is very important. So for the True Stratum I have chosen high-tech ceramic for the case and bracelet since I really like the feel, the scratch resistance and the temperature of this material."
Rainer Mutsch studied Furniture Design at the Denmarks Design Skole Copenhagen, Product Design at the University of Arts Berlin, and completed his degree in Industrial Design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. In 2008, he opened Studio Rainer Mutsch, a multi-disciplinary design studio where he and his team develop elegant, precise and simple products that are, above all, meant to meet human needs. Mutsch's relationship with Rado began in 2015, when his design project was displayed in the window of Rado's boutique in Vienna as part of the Rado Star Prize Austria competition.
To emphasize that a watch is a wearable piece of technology, Rainer Mutsch introduced a small sapphire glass window on the back of the case, which gives the wearer a glimpse of the automatic movement within. The engraved surface of the dial is repeated on the back, creating a pleasant and comfortable feeling on the wrist.
There is a special engraving on case back: LIMITED EDITION ONE OUT OF 1001 RAINER MUTSCH
Dimensions: 40.1 x 47.3 x 10.5 (WxLxH in mm)