Swiss watchmaker Rado’s HyperChrome Ultra Light, a striking timepiece with minimalist design and featherweight components, has won the Australian Good Design Award—the brand’s second design award this year.
Crafted from a trio of incredibly light materials—silicon nitride ceramic, anodized aluminium, and hardened titanium—the HypeChrome Ultra Light’s minimalist design and featherweight components place it on the cutting edge of fashion and technology. Common in the aerospace and automotive industries, silicon nitride is a high performance material that merges exceptional hardness and lightness.
With its index-free dial and deep grey monochrome colour palette, the HyperChrome Ultra Light, dark grey lightweight matt monobloc case, and dial texturized with concentric grooves that gently sweep downward, the watch is reminiscent of the soothing patterns sculpted in the sand of a zen garden.
A fashion-forward Nato strap secures the limited-edition timepiece to the wrist. The minimalist monochrome timepiece is crafted from a trio of incredibly light high-performance materials—silicon nitride ceramic, anodized aluminium, and hardened titanium. The result is a highly scratch resistant automatic timepiece that weighs only 56 grams—a remarkable marriage of lightness inspired form and function.
The Good Design Award, Australia’s longest standing national design award and promotion program, is the second design honour that Rado has received recently, following the Rado True Open Heart’s receipt of the Red Dot design award earlier this year.