Swiss watchmaker Rado, as part of its Baselworld 2015 line-up, has announced that it will introduce the DiaMaster Grande Seconde.
The manufacturer previously announced the Rado DiaMaster Diamonds Range, a new collection of three 33 mm watches that sport a bezel inset with 72 sparkling diamonds, which are held in place by 18 carat gold.
The Rado DiaMaster Grande Seconde is bigger than that – at 43 mm and is made from high-tech ceramic. It will house an ETA 2899 automatic movement with 21 jewels and a minimum power reserve of 42 hours.
It will be available in four different versions, two in plasma high-tech ceramic with brown leather straps and two in black. The Rado DiaMaster Grande Seconde is primarily focused on leather straps, with only one model featuring the DiaMaster five link bracelet.
The design features two overlapping sub-dials, one for hours and minutes and one for seconds. The seconds dial is marked at intervals of 5 in Arabic numerals.
High-tech ceramic is initially white when placed into a plasma oven, where it is cooked at 20,000ºC and emerges with a metallic shine.
The Rado DiaMaster Grande Seconde is water resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar, the equivalent of 100 meters or 330 feet.
- ETA 2899 movement
- 43 mm diameter
- Polished high-tech ceramic case
- Available in “Black” or “Plasma”
- Minimum power reserve of 42 hours
- Moving anchor symbol on dial
- Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
- Water resistant up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m / 330 ft)