Rado adds to their design collaboration series with a new one – this time, done with New Delhi artist duo Thukral and Tagra. Introducing the True Square “Over the Abyss”.
Press release information.
Rado True Square “Over the Abyss”
Retail price is SGD 4,050 inclusive of GST.
Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra’s work focuses on something that is intrinsic to humans but sometimes forgotten in modern societies: the relationship of us individuals to our communities. This is why their work is often described as social design. The duo always tries to understand their existence and questions the status quo, thus naming their work: Over the abyss.
The Indian duo included their focus on social design to create together with the Master of Materials a timepiece with a unique time display that superimposes the local time of the wearer to several time zones of the world. These different time zones are symbolized by 37 hands that are painted in a gradation of colours ranging from blue to pink, and looking like enchanting fireworks in the middle of the dial. Two discrete but mighty SuperLuminova dots indicate the local time.
The captivating dial with colour strikes is encapsulated by a 38mm matte blue high-tech ceramic case of square shape with gently rounded corners, an homage to Rado’s iconic shape from the 70s and updated for the 21st century. The case back features a painting by the duo called Dominus Aeries that explores visions from the future with references from the past. Therefore, both front and back are beautiful art expressions of Thukral and Tagra.
With the True Square Over the Abyss, Rado and Thukral and Tagra aim to connect people through a timepiece that is universal, unique and of course smooth, comfortable and durable like is common from the Swiss watchmaker from Lengnau.
Rado True Square “Over the Abyss” Specifications
Movement Rado Calibre R763, automatic, 25 jewels, 2 star shaped hands, 80 hours power reserve
Case Matte blue high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction
Matte blue high-tech ceramic crown
Flat sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Blue PVD coated titanium case back with digital printed drawing on sapphire crystal insert with special engraving: THUKRAL AND TAGRA
Water-resistant to 5 bar (50m)
Dial Blue lacquer
Blue flange with light blue printed Swiss Made logo
Light blue printed Rado and Automatic logos
Hands Multi-coloured gradient, from blue to pink
Star shaped with 18 hour hands and 19 minute hands
White Super-LumiNova® indicator on minute and hour hand
Bracelet Matte blue high-tech ceramic titanium 3-fold clasp
Dimensions 38.0 x 44.2 x 9.9 (WxLxH in mm)
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