For the 8 th year in a row, pioneering Swiss watchmaker Rado has received a prestigious GOOD DESIGN Award from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. This year’s prize was awarded for the HyperChrome Ultra Light, a new product in the 2018 collection that was created with lightness in mind. It was made using Rado’s innovative ultra-light high-tech ceramic (Si3N4), which is half the weight of standard Rado high-tech ceramic but even harder and more scratch-resistant. It is a truly exceptional material. The super modern materials and Rado’s signature monobloc case construction contrast strongly but impressively with the dial design. Taking its inspiration from 20th Century pocket watches, the understated simplicity and unparallelled legibility of the sunray hightech ceramic dial gives the watch a classic appearance. Drawing inspiration from the past but with one eye firmly on the future, the HyperChrome Ultra Light is sure to appeal for as many years as it is guaranteed to look good. The HyperChrome Ultra Light was recognised in this year’s awards in the ‘Personal’ category. The jury looks for “quality design, function and aesthetics at a standard beyond ordinary consumer products.” Rado is proud to have been recognised for its dedication to fulfilling this criteria in its continued mission to produce watches designed to stand the test of time.


GOOD DESIGN™ is a prestigious, recognised, and longstanding design award programme organised annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. The trademarked awards were founded in Chicago in 1950 by renowned architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr.. GOOD DESIGN covers new consumer products designed and manufactured in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America.