The Replica Rado Ceramica and Rado’s Coupole Classic

When Cameron informed us of the replica Rado Ceramica a little while ago, we knew we wanted to get a close look at this squared-off ceramic number. And when we did spend some time with it on our wrists and in front of our lenses, something became increasingly obvious. This is as much a sculpture as it is a watch – I noticed I was spending plenty of time looking at the flex of the bracelet and the gentle curve at the end of the case than looking at the time. And while some might see this as an issue from a functionalism point of view, I prefer to see it more as a triumph of watch-as-design-object. What’s more, reading the time was simplicity itself, especially as my inner snob could rest easy understanding this Ceramica is a fully-fledged automatic. 
Broadly-speaking, one of the great paradoxes of the Swiss watch industry is when he’s not red-carpeting it up, it is locked into a cycle that requires shiny new fake watch releases (often referred to as novelties) on a yearly basis. Pretty much without exception, these are all watches that are often intended to last a generation or three. What this means is that many best replica watch brands continually offer new case materials, dial colors or combinations of complications to tempt us to change our wrist-wear. It’s a strong-willed watch lover indeed who can resist this siren call, but really, the latest is not always the greatest. Sometimes, however, it’s a better play to go for timeless, and stylish. 
Which is where the cheap Rado’s Coupole Classic comes in; it is a sensibly sized dress watch with an aesthetic that neatly marries Swiss tradition with the chic industrial design Rado replica is often associated with. As a result the Coupole Classic is a solid automatic option for everyday duties. It’s easy to understand, but with more instructions in the waffle-style dial, blued hands and power reserve to keep it interesting on the wrist.