First introduced in 2011 Rado’s True Thinline are, as the name states, Rado’s slimmest collection, and were the first to feature a monobloc ceramic case. Their expertise in the use of this material means that they have become pretty much the default in their price range when searching for a ceramic watch, or a watch for those with skin sensitivities.
In their use of ceramic Rado have also not shied away from experimentation with textures (e.g. an engraved case and bracelet) or different colours, perhaps most broadly exemplified by the the True Thinline Les Couleurs™ Le Corbusier pieces, whose six hues include yellow and ultramarine.
Today is about the new limited edition True Thinline Anima, which continues on with the green watch theme, with the familiar scratch-resistant ceramic now in a far more muted shade of what they are calling ‘matte olive green’. Rado do have a recent history of using green, and currently feature it in various shades and tones across their collection families.
The 40mm sized case is 10.8mm thick and to make it seem even more light on the wrist, it is skeletonised, including an open-worked calendar wheel showing the date in a window at 6 o’clock.
The movement is the automatic ETA A31L.L02, which beats at 25,200 VPH and has a power reserve of sixty-four hours. The bridges and plates are aluminium (thus reducing the weight even further) and have black DLC finishing.
Coming on a ceramic bracelet (with a titanium triple folding clasp) in the same green as the case, each watch is engraved with “LIMITED EDITION ONE OUT OF 2020”. The Australian RRP is $4,625.
[Photo credit: Rado]