Rado HyperChrome 1616

THE HYPERCHROME 1616

A new retro timekeeper for the adventure-minded man.

 

 

Pioneering Swiss watchmaker Rado is beefing up its vintage-inspired offerings. A new model is being added to the bold, nostalgia-infused HyperChrome 1616 line-up.
 
Boasting an unmistakable late-60s build, the HyperChrome 1616 cuts a striking and masculine figure on the wrist. Measuring an eye-catching 46 mm across, its boxy dial is visually impressive, reminiscent of the outsized aesthetic of the era. The hands and indexes are similarly heavyset, forming a striking contrast to the vivid blue of the dial.
 
The matt black high-tech ceramic case fastens to the wrist with a thick leather strap, perfect for a stand out look that seamlessly connects the past and the present.

 

Vintage revival

The HyperChrome 1616 is Rado’s modern interpretation of its vintage Cape Horn collection, first launched in the late 1960s. The name is taken from the year in which Cape Horn was discovered – a feat not to be underestimated, given the difficulty and danger of the sailing route. Thanks to the rugged construction and 10 bar water resistance of the HyperChrome 1616, this is a watch suitable for a wide variety of adventures, both on land and off.
 
Rado’s quest for unprecedented designs and materials began in the 60s and has continued unabated till this day. With its old-meets-new approach, the HyperChrome 1616 is the perfect embodiment of this mission. The nostalgic design of the watch is proudly rooted in the brand’s past – a clear nod to the general glory days of the 60s – while its oversized construction is a contemporary twist that reflects Rado’s boundary-pushing approach.

 

 
 

Rado HyperChrome 1616

Reference R32171205

 

Movement 11 ½ ETA C07.621, automatic, 25 jewels, 3 hands, day/date at 6 o’clock up to 80 hours power reserve
Case matt black high-tech ceramic
polished black high-tech ceramic bezel
matt black high-tech ceramic crown and crown protector
black PVD coated titanium case back
box shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
water-resistant to 10 bar (100m)
Dial blue, rhodium coloured applied indexes
Large rhodium coloured moving anchor symbol with red background white printed Rado and Automatic logos
Hands rhodium coloured with white Super-LumiNova®
Strap black leather soft touch
Stainless stell extendable folding clasp with PVD coating
Polished black high- tech ceramic cover
Dimensions 46.0 x 45.5 x 13.7 (WxLxH in mm)