Rado DiaMaster Grande Seconde

Rado DiaMaster Grande Seconde

First presented during BaselWorld this year, the Rado DiaMaster Grande Seconde is a timepiece that shows that every second counts. Displaying two sub-dials, one for hours and minutes, the other for seconds, it is a beautiful reminder that time is of the essence.

Joining the already much-loved models presented earlier this year is a striking new model in grey and blue tones. A dark grey leather strap enhances the metallic brilliance of plasma high-tech ceramic while blued steel hands give the piece a newedge. With an overall modern look, created using avant-garde plasma and monobloc case technologies, this timepiece nevertheless has an undeniably vintage feel.

Featuring warm, metallic-coloured plasma high-tech ceramic, the monobloc case of these DiaMaster models is the frame for an enticing display. A white or grey dial presents two overlapping sub-dials with silver-coloured indexes, which are positioned off-centre for effortless legibility and mesmerising style, The enabling mechanism, based on a 2892 movement, was developed especially for this timepiece.

With its edgy yet retro design the Rado DiaMaster Grande Seconde is perfectly paired with a business suit or casual weekend wear. The unconventional dial makes this timepiece, as well as the man wearing it, stand out. A watch to be worn with confidence, this is the ideal model for the man who dares to be different.

Rado DiaMaster Grande Seconde

Modern Alchemy

Mesmerising plasma high-tech ceramic is a ground-breaking development in the field of materials in the watch industry. A material created without the use of any metal and first used by Rado, plasma high-tech ceramic offers the best of both worlds, the unparalleled benefits of high-tech ceramic and the appeal of a metallic shine. Astoundingly, plasma high-tech ceramic begins as white ceramic. Finished white hightech ceramic cases and bracelet parts that have already been polished or sandblastedfor a matt look are elevated into a special plasma oven. In this oven gasses activate at 20,000ºC and the ceramic reaches a temperature of 900ºC as its molecularstructure begins to change. This alteration brings out a unique warm metallic shine. As this is not a treatment it will not fade over time so the pieces will not lose their hightech shine. Above all, this process does not affect the essential properties of theceramic, which remains scratch-resistant, light and hypoallergenic.

Rado DiaMaster Grande Seconde Automatic

Technical specifications

Rado DiaMaster Grande Seconde Automatic

Movement
11 ½ ETA 2899, automatic, 21 jewels, 3 hands, date at 9 o‘clock, 42 hours power reserve

Case
polished plasma high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction pressed on titanium case back with sapphire crystal polished plasma high-tech ceramic crown curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides

Water-resistance
10 bar (100 m)

Dimensions
43.0 x 51.2 x 11.8 (WxLxH in mm)

Ref. 657.0129.3.412

Rado DiaMaster Grande SecondeDial
silver coloured, rhodium coloured applied indexes, Clou de Paris
pattern
grey printed minute track
plasma coloured flange
moving anchor symbol
blue printed Rado logo and grey printed Automatic logo

Hands
blue steel

Strap
grey leather
stainless steel extensible folding clasp
stainless steel cover with hardening treatment

Rado DiaMaster Grande SecondeRef. 657.0129.3.410

Dial
white, rhodium coloured applied indexes
grey printed minute track
plasma coloured flange
moving anchor symbol
grey printed Rado and Automatic logos

Hands
rhodium coloured

Strap
brown leather
stainless steel extensible folding clasp
stainless steel cover with hardening treatment