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Let your personal style bloom with Leaf

Rado unveils glamorous garden-inspired timepiece

March 2018
Rado has initiated a creative partnership with Grandi Giardini Italiani and will launch the new Leaf model, a wristwatch inspired by nature and the history of Italian garden design, during Baselworld.

Rado's tradition is inextricably linked to avant-garde design and research into innovative, hypoallergenic materials. The Leaf model has an exquisite face in green mother-of-pearl, showing the outline of a leaf, an inspired design in its simplicity and beauty.

The Rado designers were inspired by world famous gardens such as Villa Taranto, Villa Melzi D'Eril, the Landriana Gardens, Caserta Royal Palace and the Bomarzo Sacred Wood. These gardens represent over 500 years of art history, creativity and design and all belong to the Grandi Giardini Italiani network. Each garden is a treasure trove brimming with natural elements used architecturally. Leaf is a watch which successfully encapsulates our amazing world of plants and craftsmanship.

People long for nature in an ever more mechanised, digitised world and they have more time to visit the Great Italian Gardens, where they are rewarded with wellbeing and inspiration. Rado recognises that a garden is a place where man has communed with nature, a place where he has experimented his creative flair over the centuries. Goethe defined Italy as “the garden of Europe”, Grandi Giardini Italiani could be considered the cradle of international garden design.

Leaf, the super-light wristwatch, is the first fruit maturing from the creative partnership between the prestigious Rado brand and Grandi Giardini Italiani. The Rado designers have gleaned from the glorious past of Italian gardens to highlight a future where nature is the core.
May 2018
Swiss watchmaker Rado hosted a glamorous event at the stunning Villa Gamberaia in Florence, Italy to celebrate its partnership with Grandi Giardini Italiani.
Situated in the Florentine countryside, the villa played host to a celebration of the partnership between Grandi Giardini Italiani, a network of exceptional Italian gardens and pioneering Swiss watch brand Rado, creator of innovatively designed and durable watches. Together Rado and Grandi Giardini Italiani share a partnership built upon a shared passion for design and nature.
Speaking at the event, Judith Wade, founder of Grandi Giardini Italiani said: “Our partnership is based on mutual interest in design and beauty, and has inspired a new line of Rado watches which have become part of the recent story of Grandi Giardini Italiani.”
Rado CEO Matthias Breschan commented: “We are delighted to celebrate our partnership with Grandi Giardini Italiani at this incredible venue. Our shared passion and love of pushing the boundaries is showcased perfectly by new True Thinline Nature collection, which was inspired by our partnership.”
In addition to the True Thinline Nature collection, the event showcased a selection of Rado's 2018 new releases. Renowned actress Kasia Smutniak was among those present for the celebration. Guests enjoyed a tour of the beautiful gardens and architecture of the renowned Villa Gamberaia and an evening of cultural activities to celebrate the ongoing partnership of Grandi Giardini Italiani and Rado.
About Rado
Rado is a globally recognised brand, famous for innovative design and its use of revolutionary materials to create some of the world's most durable watches. Ever since its beginnings in Lengnau, Switzerland, Rado has had a pioneering spirit, with the brand philosophy “if we can imagine it, we can make it” still holding true today.

True Thinline Quartz

Ref. 420.0006.3.091

Movement ETA 282.002 boosted, quartz, 13 jewels, 2 hands

Case polished green high - tech ceramic case, monobloc construction
sandblasted titanium case back
yellow gold coloured pvd coated stainless steel crown
curved sapphire crystal
water - resistant to 3 bar (30m)

Dial green mother of pearl, leaf structure

Hands yellow gold coloured

Bracelet 3 - row polished green high - tech ceramic
titanium 3 - fold clasp

Metallisation yellow gold coloured indexes and Rado logo

Dimensions 39.0 x 43.3 x 5.0 (WxLxH in mm)

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