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Edition of 25
Single colour screen print
Size: 56 x 56cm, 300gsm Fabriano paper, signed, numbered and embossed.
On various occasions over the last few years I've had opportunities to discuss Rado's history and ceramic watches. It was in the early 1980s, I believe, that Rado began to produce watches with zirconium oxide cases and bracelets. Zirconium oxide is the particular type of ceramic which most ceramic replica watches uk
are made of. Oftentimes in watchmaking this is known as high-tech ceramic. Rado was the innovator in ceramic watches, which is a fact lost on many people today given that ceramic as a luxury swiss rolex
watch material has been used prolifically. Credit probably goes to Chanel for making ceramic a popular material for modern watches. In the early 2000s the Chanel J12 collection brought both black and white ceramic to the masses, which made the material a real phenomenon. Ceramic is a useful material in watchmaking for a range of reasons. Principle among them is that ceramic is very difficult to scratch, meaning that ceramic-cased watches do not appear to age, really. The replique montre
color is permanent, in that it won't fade or blemish over time, and that the material is both non-magnetic and hypoallergenic. The downside of ceramic is that because it is more rigid than metal, it can crack if subject to enough force. I've never personally cracked a ceramic watch, but it has been known to happen.