Rado explores Les Couleurs Le Corbusier

A specialist in cutting-edge materials, particularly ceramics, the Longeau-based company has created three new models in the True Square Line collection. Respectively issued in 999-piece limited series, they give pride of place to various hues, uniting coloured ceramic elements in the same timepiece for the first time. They are powered by quartz Calibre R420. The fact that the brand refers to Le Corbusier in the names of these three little gems is because the visionary architect from La Chaux-de-Fonds is also famous for his Architectural Polychromy colour theory, a palette created in 1931.

Almost 90 years later, these colours are still relevant today. Under the auspices of the Le Corbusier Foundation, Les Couleurs Suisse AG is the exclusive licensor of the colours developed by the designer. As a result, the watchmaker has obtained authorisation to introduce them in its ceramics.

The new range comprises three interpretations. The first model comes in dark matt grey and light English green. The second features a medium natural umber hue, while the third gives pride of place to black.

The caseback bears a special mention, featuring a sapphire crystal pane printed with the famous architect’s emblematic colour keyboards, accompanied by his signature, the inscription “Architectural polychromy” and “Limited edition one out of 999”.

November 09, 2023