Rado True Phospho

  • 2018

  • Product
    Housewares and Objects

Designed By:

  • Rado Watch Co. Ltd
  • BIG-GAME Sàrl

Commissioned By:

Rado Watch Co. Ltd

Designed In:


Rado has teamed up with another major force in the design world. Together with Swiss design studio Big-Game, Rado has created the True Phospho: a limited edition timepiece featuring Big-Game’s signature design approach as applied to one of Rado's most popular watch families.

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  • Housed in a 40 mm matt black high-tech ceramic case with matching bracelet, the Rado True Phospho embraces minimalism, but with playful and unexpected elements. The black brass dial is perforated, allowing the Swiss automatic movement below to shine through – a thoroughly modern approach to the traditional skeleton watch. The perforations also provide an opportunity for the application of the luminescent indexes, which are created by filling the empty spaces with Super-LumiNova to create geometric shapes.

  • Big-Game’s design language is characterized by functionality, simple shapes, and a touch of the unexpected. Despite this minimalist approach, the creative trio manages to impart a highly distinctive character to the objects they create – an inventive ability that is perfectly reflected in the Rado True Phospho. “The key words of this project were minimalism and lightness, so we decided to make the design by removing material rather than by adding it," says Big-Game.

  • There's a great contrast between the matt black ceramic and the phosphorescent Super- LumiNova coating. The colour is not only beautiful, but also functional, as it allows the wearer to read the time in the dark.

  • The watch is limited to 1003 pieces – 1000 for the general public, and one for each of the designers.