Ceramic watches by RADO, Tudor and Junghans for a rather large purse
With the Ceramica series the belonging to the Swatch Group Swiss manufacturer RADO is represented by watches made of ceramics on the market certainly most. RADO has already produced in the 80s with the DiaStar Ceramica a model out that had a full-ceramic case.
What is special about many RADO ceramic models is the square shape of the case where the strap is directly integrated. The price of the (undoubtedly high quality processed) ceramic watches by RADO is however pretty crunchy in the light of processed quartz movements: the RADO Ceramica chronograph (R21. 824.15.2)for example fails with almost €3000 to beech. Something simpler Mr models as the RADO Ceramica digital (R21. 925.15.2) are “already” for less than €2000, the models are not a bargain but.
2016 has the Industrial Designer Konstantin Grcic, the RADO Ceramica in a limited edition redesigned: formerly known for the high-gloss finish are two Mr models of the Ceramica with a matte finish. Both models come with a Swiss ETA E61. 511 quartz movement, domed Sapphire Crystal and 5 bar water resistance (splash proof). The mass be 30.0 x 41.7 x 7.6 (W x L x H in mm).
But even the RADO Ceramica comes out not without other materials: while even the bracelet links Matt ceramic, are made of titanium Crown and inner belt buckle, black PVD steel and Caseback.
The plasma-treated ceramic watch, RADO DiaMaster, which has in a chronograph version with over €3500, but also priced quite sporty is equipped with a Swiss ETA automatic movement and much classic design. The 45 mm model has sapphire glass, 10-bar water resistance and a Swiss automatic movement on board.
Also the daughter of Rolex Tudor sets with the fast rider Black Shield model series 2011 was developed on the occasion of the cooperation with the motorcycle manufacturer Ducati , on ceramic. In 2013, Tudor presented the chronograph version with its Matt Black Mono-block housing ceramic the result of interdisciplinary paper, which should combine the world of sport bikes with the art of watchmaking. The result is a very sporty and modern Chronograph, which completely differently positioned itself as the most famous Tudor model, the Black Bay heritage series.
In the Tudor fast rider Black Shield is a modified Swiss ETA 7753 automatic movement with 46 hours of power reserve. The Swiss made model series with 15 bar waterproof (suitable for swimming), sapphire glass is rounded off. Price point: about €3500.
Also Junghans is, after all, since 1995 on ceramics in watches manufacturing: in the current collection, Junghans force mega solar German tradition manufacturer installed ceramic in the case and the bracelet-only the buckle is made of titanium.
Junghans is known for movements with wirele ss technologyto ensure maximum precision. The force mega solar collection was combined the radio technology also with solar charging: Junghans headquarters in the Württemberg Schramberg in the solar dial in different steps such as central hole centering, printing and applying Appliques are produced.
Sapphire Crystal, 5 bar water resistance (splash proof), the ability to set different time zones and 40, 4 mm round off the range.