We don’t typically see a lot of bright colours from Rado, but the brand is exploring new territory with the True Thinline Les Couleurs Le Corbusier collection—here we have watches in a spectrum of colours (nine colours to be exact) exclusive to the collection, which utilises colour palettes developed by the architect Le Corbusier. The legendary multi-talented Le Corbusier is ranked among the most iconic architects in the modern era, whose works have inspired the Bauhaus movement and the International style. But his ground-breaking theory of colour—which developed into an architectural colour palette, the Architectural Polychromy—is a tool that offers 63 shades created by Le Corbusier in 1931 and 1959.
All the colours within this pioneering system work together seamlessly and can be combined in any way, which is the True colours Rado’s latest True Thinline Les Couleurs Le Corbusier collection experiments with distinguished colours on high-tech ceramic reason why the palettes are still used widely by architects and designers.
Even as the Master of Materials, Rado’s work with Les Couleurs Suisse to create these vivid pieces took a long time to perfect. On the first prototypes, the colours appeared shiny on the ceramic, which were a no-go for Rado. After subsequent research and development, matte finishes were discovered to work best on Rado’s signature high-tech ceramic. Thus, the collection was born.
The 39mm quartz True Thinline Les Couleurs Le Corbusier watches are produced in limited editions of 999 pieces per colour. Each has a special case back design which includes all 63 colours in the Architectural Polychromy palette and, as with all Rado watches, are durable, scratch-resistant, light and comfortable.