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.

Posted by:Jason Pitsch

Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good craftsmanship in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type: watchmaking.