Swatch Group’s Longines and Rado have unveiled two spectacular collections for the feminine wrists. ahead of Baselworld 2016. Longines’ new DolceVita watch is a gorgeous blend of rose gold and steel, with a shimmer of diamond for those who love bling. Rado has added an enigmatic twist to its Rado True watch collection by unveiling a translucent dial to catch a glimpse of the inner workings.
- Swatch Group brands Longines and Rado unveil their Baselworld 2016 collection
- Longines has introduced new models to its popular DolceVita line
- The new Longines timepieces blend rose gold and steel and come in diamond embellished versions too
- Rado introduced two lightness-inspired timepieces, Rado True Open Heart in polished white and matt black high-tech ceramic
- The highlight of the Rado timepiece is the razor-thin mother-of-pearl dial that reveals the fascinating movement of the watch
The new Longines DolceVita collection for Baselworld 2016
The DolceVita line has been Longines’ most sought after collection for women. Bringing together steel and gold in a timepiece became a sensation. This Baselworld, Longines’, true to its heritage, has upped its elegance quotient. A gorgeous blend of rose gold and steel, the new Longines DolceVita collection is elegance personified. Inspired by the Italian sweet life, the “Dolce Vita” is crafted especially for women who find joy in little pleasures. The geometric lines is enhanced by soft curves, giving the gorgeous timepieces a form of grace. A contemporary twist, with a traditional heart. Ultra feminine and oozing glamour, the new line features a solid rose gold crown and a dash of pink on the dial. This pairs beautifully with the rose gold and steel bracelet. On the face of the watch is a silver-coloured flinque dial highlighted with painted Roman numerals. For women who love a hint of sparkle, there are beautifully versions of black lacquered or white mother-of-pearl dial enhanced with diamond indexes. All the watches feature a rose gold hourglass and a steel and rose gold cap bracelet. The models house a quartz movement and are available in four sizes.
Rado True Open Heart watches for Baselworld 2016
The all new Rado True Open Heart is super light thanks to its high-tech ceramic monobloc case, the brand’s signature characteristic . It features, clean, light lines, inspired by the Rado True line of watches. The timepieces are crafted in polished white or matt black high-tech ceramic. The stylized cutouts in the dial, give it a spacious feel. But the true highlight of the watch is its enigmatic dial. A 0.6 mm wafer-thin mother-of-pearl layer floats over the dial, subtly reveals the mechanics within. Wearers can see the glides and twirls of the movement through its elegant iridescent dial. Ticking inside is the 11 ½ ETA C07.631 automatic movement with a power reserve up to 80 hours. The colour of the delicate mother-of-pearl layer changes with the lighting and angle of viewing, adding to the drama.
25 per cent lighter that steel by volume, ceramic is one of the lightest yet highly durable materials in luxury watchmaking. It is engineered from ultra-fine zirconium oxide powder. Another interesting feature is its quickness to adapt to body temperature. As also its hypoallergenic qualities Limited to 500 individually marked pieces, the Rado True Open Heart is the brand’s mainstay for women this Baselworld. It is modern, sleek and is loaded with the oomph factor.
*words by Anushya