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Rado True Thinline Quartz ‘Nature’

Rado True Thinline Quartz 'Nature' Watch Releases

Last year, Rado introduced four new ceramic colors to its True Thinline collection. This year, it is bolstering that collection with a new model that features a dazzling green dial. Meet the new Rado True Thinline Quartz ‘Nature’ watch.

The Rado True Thinline Quartz ‘Nature’ watch is almost entirely made of glossy green ceramic. The monobloc case is ceramic and so is the bracelet. Only the caseback and clasp are made out of titanium. Ceramic also has the benefit of being extremely resistant to scratches as well as being light. And for owners with sensitive skin, ceramic is hypoallergenic too.

Rado True Thinline Quartz 'Nature' Watch Releases

As befits its name, the Rado True Thinline Quartz ‘Nature’ watch is super thin, measuring a scant 5mm thick. Coupled with its modest 39mm diameter, this makes the True Thinline Quartz ‘Nature’ a slim and svelte piece. This sizing also makes it ideal as a ladies' watch, but it's possible the design might appeal to men as well – especially those that fall for the organic 'nature' theme of the watch. Water resistance is meager at 30m.

The watch's name comes from its dial, which is a bewitching hue of green. It's actually green mother-of-pearl and features leaf patterns that are printed onto its underside. While it isn't visible at all times, the intricate leaf pattern apparently tends to pop in and out of sight depending on how light hits the dial. The hands and hour indexes are gold, and so is the crown. An unusual feature about the watch is that its hour indexes are actually metalized onto the sapphire crystal. This creates the illusion that they are floating above the dial while adding some visual depth to the entire package. Along with the green mother-of-pearl, the end result, from the press photos at least, is a very unique-looking dial.

Rado True Thinline Quartz 'Nature' Watch Releases

A noteworthy addition to Rado's True Thinline collection, the watch proves that the brand is still focused on releasing models that use interesting materials which result in an eye-catching aesthetic. Powered by the ETA 282.002 quartz movement, the Rado True Thinline Quartz ‘Nature’ is priced at 2,000 CHF. rado.com

About the Author

Kenny is very much an analog man; preferring mechanical watches to quartz watches, driving with a stick as opposed to paddles on the wheel, and shopping at brick and mortar shops than online. He has one golden rule when it comes buying watches: always, always, see the watch in person first before committing to a purchase. 
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  • Rob Crenshaw

    Wow, I’ll have to check out this one. I love green and gold (or cream) combos, and there is just so much interesting green here, with the leaf pattern suggesting both nature and cracked glaze Japanese pottery. I’m disappointed the price is so high, but at least that implies good execution, many fashion watches are marred by an ultimately low-rent feel. I like that this watch is not a current “me, too” hodgepodge of several proven successful designs, but rather it’s own complete vision. It’s unapologetically a design statement and not an inexpensive attempt at haute horology. The sizing is good, and it should wear light and thin. I don’t even mind the quartz due to both the lack of a second hand and the focus on pure aesthetic, which is missing in many watches at this price point. I’ll definitely take a look, I need a green watch!

    • BJ314

      Good to see Rado employees posting on ABTW.

      • Rob Crenshaw

        So cynical! Just accept that other people see the world differently than you, and just because you don’t like something doesn’t make it true for everyone.

  • ZzzzZzz wrong proportions in this watch

    • IG

      But its gender-neutral!

      • Raymond Wilkie

        That description of something annoys me no end. I am man and I want man things.

        • IG

          You’ve been abused by your Neanderthal parents forcing you to be a man.

          • Raymond Wilkie

            I don’t even know how to respond to that.

          • IG

            Promise that you’ll ride Malcolm wearing pink tutu from now on.

          • Raymond Wilkie

            Am gonna ride the hell out if him when I get home.

  • Raymond Wilkie

    A green watch in Glasgow? That’s just silly talk.

    • IG

      “gave it away” for free? You are a very generous Scotsman which sounds like an oxymoron…

      • Marius

        Raymond gave the Rado away to Malcolm, so technically, the watch remained in the family.

      • Raymond Wilkie

        Please don’t tar us all with the same brush. I have my moments.

  • DanW94

    Don’t know what it is but every time I see a Rado I think that they and Movado should just stop separately dancing around this minimalist (or simple?) aesthetic and form one company, Morado or Radvado or something. I don’t think anyone would notice the curious disappearance of either brand.

  • SuperStrapper

    Pretty ugly.

    • Ross Diljohn

      An oxymoron. The only thing with pretty in it that could apply to this watch.

  • Yan Fin

    Really interesting and unusual dial. Altogether a fresh look. I would not even try it on, leave along actually wearing, but I can see crowd that would like it. And thanks for a nice writing, Kenny!

  • Sheez Gagoo

    Good luck operating this slippery crown on this ugly watch. Trolls choice.

  • Ross Diljohn

    I would pay good money to never see this watch again.

    • Steve Loader

      Deal – pay me £1000 and I will never show this watch to you, ever.
      PayPal or wire accepted.

      • Ross Diljohn

        Will you take Lira?

  • Steve Loader

    Nice idea with the floating indices and leave pattern, but why on earth gold?
    Silver would have been much better, or perhaps bronze to get a more ‘woody’ hue.

  • Put this watch on Larry’s wrist and then tell me it’s not too feminine. Outside of Halloween with a lizard man costume, I can’t see how most guys could pull off wearing this watch. Interesting tech (dial and ceramic color) but the result doesn’t seem to answer any questions the market is asking. And it’s not a good value proposition either.

  • Kuroji

    They cannot be serious with that crown.

  • Yanko

    I finally will get a watch to go to the park with.

  • Tea Hound

    I don’t understand why anyone ever buy a Rado, and my level of understanding remains unchanged having browsed his article.

    • IG

      I’m in the same situation with Seiko.

  • BNABOD

    For your inner outdoorsmen I present you the leaf. The leaf is the chameleon of the watch world but a different kind of watch world . The tree hugger, renaissance fest,kind of watch lover group. The kind that want the watch to take them back to the woods, the outdoors and of course w the accuracy of quartz. Precision engineering for the outdoors. That is it that is our slogan…”Rado Leaf, precision engineering for the outdoors”

  • Pete L

    Interesting dial but way too feminine to be a man’s watch? Green ceramic ok but don’t like the gold hands/indices/crown.

  • Andre Braz

    I love Rado technology but to use this green it will be difficult for combinations.

  • #The Deplorable Boogur T. Wang

    Overpriced; but a lovely feminine timepiece.

  • Ulysses31

    Personally I think it’s quite beautiful and elegant. The leaf dial design is really nice.