Review: Rado – DiaMaster Grande SecondeWritten by Alvin Wong
One of the swankiest Rado creations that we’ve seen in a while, the DiaMaster Grande Seconde does contemporary chic with finesse.
The watch’s refined off-centered displays, framed by a 43mm case, has the modern-classic dichotomy down pat. As will all Rado’s timepieces, the biggest pull of this watch lies in its high-tech ceramic case. The black version with black leather strap pictured here exudes an edginess that young executives will take a shine to. There is also a platinum coloured option that is plasma-treated, made by heating white ceramic in a specially designed oven at 20,000 ºC, which purportedly ensures that the colour doesn’t fade over time.
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