Introducing the latest Rado True Thinline x Great Gardens of the World models

Rado has just introduced captivating new additions to the Rado True Thinline x Great Gardens of the World series of ceramic timepieces.

If you enjoy eye-catching dials and cases, here are a truly absorbing trio of timepieces that you’ll love. Born from the partnership between Rado and the Great Gardens of the World organization, the Rado True Thinline x Great Gardens of the World timepieces showcase beautiful motifs by Mother Nature, reinterpreted as watch dials. You might recall recent additions to this series of watches that were themed on Summer (Chapter 5), Autumn (Chapter 6) and Winter (Chapter 7).

The attention-grabbing dials of the brand-new Chapters 8, 9 and 10 timepieces are accentuated by the Rado’s True Thinline monobloc high-tech ceramic case, in black, white or plasma grey.

These cases are each water-resistant to a depth of 30m and paired with a matching polished high-tech ceramic bracelet and triple-fold titanium clasp. Each dial is protected by a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides.

For Chapters 8, 9 and 10 of the Rado True Thinline x Great Gardens of the World collaboration, Rado sought inspiration from the Loulu Lelo from Hawaii, Chile’s Araucaria and the Dragon Blood Tree from Yemen, which are beautiful but —unfortunately — endangered, plants.

R27113152 Chapter 8 Loulu lelo
R27113152 Chapter 8 Loulu lelo
R27118902 Chapter 9 Araucaria
R27118902 Chapter 9 Araucaria
R27088122 / Chapter 10 / Dragon blood
R27088122 / Chapter 10 / Dragon blood

These three timepieces are driven by the Rado R766 movement that has a 64-hour power reserve. This efficient movement is bolstered by a Nivachron antimagnetic hairspring and has been tested for accuracy in five positions instead of the usual three.

Chapter 8 evokes the pleated leaves of the Loulu Lelo and sports a polished black case. The Chapter 9 timepiece’s white mother-of-pearl dial is inspired by the Araucaria tree of Chile. Themed on the swirling branches of the Dragon Blood Tree native to Yemen, the Chapter 10 timepiece is encased within a plasma high-tech ceramic monobloc case. This gray case is fashioned at temperatures of almost 20,000°C, then treated for a specific duration at 1000°C.

R27113152 Chapter 8 Loulu lelo
R27113152 Chapter 8 Loulu lelo

Chapters 8 and 9 each have a titanium case back with a sapphire crystal window digitally inscribed with the words “great gardens of the world” and the timepiece’s chapter number. Chapter 10 has a similar titanium case back, except that it is rose gold-colored and is skeletonized with organic shapes imitating the branches of the Dragon Blood Tree.

The Rado True Thinline x Great Gardens of the World Chapters 8, 9 and 10 timepieces are available individually or as a trio in a special collector’s box set, limited to 99 boxes.

Incidentally, Rado also unveiled new additions to its Centrix collection in April 2023. Inspired by the beauty of the desert, the new Centrix timepieces emphasize intricate dial creation and bracelet finishing. These new watches are available in various color options, in 30.5mm and 39.5mm case sizes, and with automatic or quartz movements.

Tech Specs

R27113152 Chapter 8 Loulu lelo

Movement: Self-winding Rado calibre R766; 64-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours and minutes
Case: 40mm; polished black high-tech ceramic case and crown with monobloc construction; box-shaped sapphire crystal with yellow-gold colored metallized Rado logo and anti-reflective coating on both faces; titanium case back; water resistant to 30m
Dial: Black pleated stamped structure stylizing the leaves of Loulu lelo palm tree; yellow gold-coloured hands
Bracelet: Polished black high-tech ceramic with titanium three-fold clasp

R27118902 Chapter 9 Araucaria

Movement: Self-winding Rado calibre R766; 64-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours and minutes
Case: 40mm; polished white high-tech ceramic case and crown with monobloc construction; box-shaped sapphire crystal with silver colored metallized Rado logo and anti-reflective coating on both faces; titanium case back; water resistant to 30m
Dial: White mother-of-pearl engraved with the stylized growthing structure of the Araucaria tree; silver-colored hands
Bracelet: Polished white high-tech ceramic with titanium three-fold clasp

R27088122 / Chapter 10 / Dragon blood

Movement: Self-winding Rado calibre R766; 64-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours and minutes
Case: 40mm; polished plasma high-tech ceramic case and crown with monobloc construction; box-shaped sapphire crystal with rose-gold colored metallized Rado logo and anti-reflective coating on both faces; rose-gold colored titanium case back; water resistant to 30m
Dial: Two-layer structure with sun brushed rhodium colour skeletonized top layer stylizing the branch entanglement of the Dragon Blood Tree; rose gold-colored hands
Bracelet: Polished plasma high-tech ceramic with titanium three-fold clasp

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