Rado introduced a world-first at Baselworld 2011, the True Thinline. At a mere 5 mm tall, it is the world’s thinnest ceramic watch. To engineer this ultra-thin timepiece, all of the components were reworked, including the exclusive Rado quartz movement. The quartz movement is ultra-thin at only 1 mm thick.

Rado has been using ceramics in watches since 1986, and the design of this case exemplifies the company’s expertise in this area. The case is ultra-thin, 4.9 mm thick on a smaller model and 5.0 mm thick on the larger model, and very lightweight. The ceramic case has a nice shiny polished finish, and it is extremely scratch-resistant.

The Rado Thinline collection features clear gold-colored indexes, replaced by diamonds on the Jubilé version, accentuated by the fully integrated domed sapphire crystal. The case and buckle, both in high-tech ceramics, fit perfectly into the integrated rubber bracelet.

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