Presented last month at Basel, the new Rado True Thinline series of ultra-thin watches is powered by the world’s thinnest quartz movement.
It looks like everything is getting thinner these days.
Smartphones, notebooks, different kinds of tablet PCs look like they were made of a single sheet of tinfoil. Even front seats in sport cars get thinner to provide more legroom for the rear passenger at the expense of the driver.
The same goes with quartz movement. Pretty thin as they are, the movements still get thinner as manufacturers use more advanced ships, motors and high-tech batteries that store more energy in a lesser volume.
The niche Swiss watchmaker says not a word about the caliber that powers their new Rado True Thinline, however it is known that the movement is less than 1 millimeter in height (that’s less than 0.039 inch!)
Designed with the new movement in mind, the Thinline’s ceramic case is also extremely slim. In fact, it is just a tad thicker than the rubber strap that holds it on the wrist!
Rado says nothing about other specs of the watch but it is clearly seen that, once ready, the new collection will be a smashing hit!
See also: Rado Ceramica DiaStar Digital Automatic
Rado True Thinline quartz watch specification
Movement: Quartz, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: N/A
Functions: Hours, minutes
Power reserve: N/A
Case material: Ceramic, black or white
Bezel material: Ceramic, black or white
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: N/A
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Dial: Black or White
Water resistance: N/A
Strap: Black or white rubber strap with a matching ceramic buckle
Case back: Solid