Developing Rado’s Ceramic-Metal Alloy for the DiaMaster Ceramos Collection

CEO Matthias Breschan discusses the brand's commitment to materials for the future

Swiss watchmakers infrequently move beyond precious metals or steel for case source material. The reason is simple: consumers understand the value of platinum, various golds and stainless steel—and all of these handle daily wear in a time-tested manner. Rado, however, reinforces new material development as a primary pillar of the brand. While competitors toy with PVD or bronze, Rado has built numerous groundbreaking materials—including a …

HYT Debuts Limited Edition SOONOW Watch Collection

A not-so-subtle reminder that time is precious from an innovative brand

The core concept—both poetic and technical—within avant-garde Swiss watch brand HYT is a demonstration of the fact that time flows. Their unique system to indicate the passage of minutes and hours involves the movement of a colorful liquid through a tiny capillary, pushed along by a patented micro-fluidic module. We, and many others, have obsessed over this development since the brand’s launch. But with the …

Baselworld 2019: Watch Case Developments

Five striking selections with unusual shapes and materials

There’s no guarantee in the watch world quite like a case—the portion of the timepiece that holds it all together. It’s a protective container for the movement within (regardless of whether it’s automatic or Quartz). Most frequently, cases are simple circular, square or rectangular shapes designed to prevent damage to the innards first and foremost. But these five watches, seen at this year’s Baselworld watch …