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RADO Truesquare by Formafantasma
"We wanted to create a watch that emphasized the qualities of the material and its applications in watchmaking. We did our best to develop a code that would enhance the ceramic and its use for what it is. We did not want ceramic to resemble metal or any other compound, but to look almost naked".
The designer duo Formafantasma was inspired by the historical idea of a closed watch to create a bold and impressive stylistic statement, designed to stand the test of time. The idea of a closed watch is inspired by historical pocket watches. The watch case was designed to protect the delicate dial and mechanism inside. Only a small opening gives a taste of time, a taste of the watch's true function. The dial window is protected by a sapphire crystal. Several materials are integrated into this watch. The bracelet is, like the dial, made of light gray matt high-tech ceramic titanium. The materials have been specially chosen for their tactility and embrace a distinct and unusual tone on tone style.
The special design not only refers to pocket watches but is also a representation of the name of the Formafantasma duo. The ghostly appearance is reflected in both the light gray monochrome construction and the almost imperceptible presence of the dial.