Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2017: Swiss watchmaker Rado is shining a light into the shadows with its latest collaborative creation: the Rado True Shadow, co-created with avant-garde Japanese fashion designer Kunihiko Morinaga.
The limited edition True Shadow combines Morinaga’s singular approach to light and colour with the good looks and high-tech construction of Rado's classic True timepiece.
Perhaps best known for his work with photochromic fabrics, Morinaga is a fearless innovator who seamlessly blends fashion and technology. With the new True Shadow, the designer has brought the visionary spirit of his colour-changing fashion collection to the watchmaking world. When exposed to sunlight, the dial of the True Shadow goes dark. But as the sun goes down, the dial gradually fades into grey and ultimately becomes transparent – allowing you to see the pulsating Swiss movement that lies inside.
“The idea was to add colour and to take it away,” explains Morinaga. “I tried to capture the ‘floating’ essence of time in the design of a watch by using a photochromic lens that changes colour based on UV light.”