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Crafted to perfection, the Rado Centrix collection infuses a versatile luxurious style with a flexible tapered bracelet construction, resulting in a luxurious range of timepieces that radiate a strong sense of sophistication, elegance and exquisite comfort. Notably, the Rado Centrix Automatic Open Heart Black Ref. R30012152 emerges as a sporty style piece while the rest of the Centrix line up takes on a dressier approach, this is a fascinating model definitely worth taking a closer look at.
From a brand that was initially conceived as a small atelier, to become an industry leader for innovation more than a century later. Rado is a well-respected name that is no stranger to the watch world, producing incredibly robust timepieces that pushes the boundaries of what was achievable with luxury watchmaking with top-class Swiss craftsmanship, revolutionary high-tech materials and outstanding timekeeping performance. While originally founded in Lengnau, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland in 1917 as ‘Schlup & Co.’ by brothers Fritz, Ernst and Werner Schlup, it wasn’t until the brand took off in the early 1950s, selling watches under the ‘Rado’ name we’re familiar with today.
|Rado Centrix Automatic Open Heart Black Ref. R300121523
Ever since its founding, Rado has fostered the philosophy “if we can imagine it, we can make it”, which still holds true today, reflected by the brand’s highly-durable, innovatively designed timepieces. Rado is perhaps best known for their innovative use of technologically advanced materials, being one of the pioneers in the watchmaking industry adopting high-tech ceramics in their watches. Although the implementation of ceramic is widely seen across innumerable watch brands in this day and age, Rado revolutionized the industry with the birth of the Rado Integral back in 1986 with its use of scratch-resistant high-tech ceramic in the bracelet.
Constructed out of stainless steel, the Rado Centrix Automatic Open Heart Black Ref. R30012152 beautifully combines the muted tones of stainless steel with the deep, rich character of Rado’s high-tech ceramic on the bracelet. Measuring with a diameter of 39.5mm, a case thickness of 11.3mm and a lug to lug distance of 42.5mm, these bold dimensions exude a strong, energetic look on the wrist. The stainless steel case seamlessly transitions down to the outer links of the 16mm stainless steel bracelet, held together with gently curved high-tech ceramic centre links to bring a sophisticated appearance together with enhanced scratch resistance.
|Open-works on dial side
Standing out from many other models from the Centrix collection, the Rado CentrixCentrix Automatic Open Heart showcases meticulous craftsmanship.The mirror polished stainless steel case back, fitted with a sapphire crystal, offers a glimpse into the mesmerizing inner workings of the watch.
Finding beauty through simplicity, the open heart dial of the Rado Centrix carries a clean and unique dial aesthetic. The dial exhibits a captivating silver to black gradient, adding depth and allure to the watch's design. Complemented by rhodium coloured hands, the dial ensures excellent legibility and a touch of elegance. The open heart lies in the top half of the dial, where by a unique circular cut out allows one to admire the rotation of the escapement. It is complimented with a smaller round cut out below, where one can even see the gears at work.
|Slim profile at 11.3mm
Under the hood, the Rado Centrix is driven by the Calibre R734 movement, producing impeccable precision and reliability. With an impressive 80-hour power reserve, this watch ensures uninterrupted performance. The antimagnetic Nivachron™ hairspring and adjustment in five positions further enhance its accuracy, with hand winding and hacking capabilities. Encased within an exhibition sapphire caseback, the watch is equipped with an effective water resistance rating of 50m.
From both a performance and a visual standpoint, the Rado Centrix Open Heart is one of Rado’s most fascinating timepieces that combines all the right elements to create an amazing offering showcasing the impeccable craftsmanship of the brand. On the wrist, the fluid design of the bracelet, together with the capable mechanics, this is a watch that holds its own unique character while cohesively integrating Rado’s high-tech ceramic for a complete Rado experience. Discover the perfect harmony of innovation and aesthetics with the Rado Centrix Automatic Open Heart.