(Lengnau, Switzerland – June 2016) Swiss watchmaker Rado is presenting a beautiful duo of timepieces just in time for Chinese New Year. Two exclusive pieces from Rado DiaMaster collection are ideal for ringing in an auspicious year of the dog.  

Crafted from polished, luminous plasma high-tech ceramic, these two timekeepers are each limited to 1314 pieces and make stylish companions during this happy season of travel and reunions. In Chinese culture, the number 1314 holds great significance. Similar to the word “forever”, 1314 is often used in relation to love, and now adorns the case back of each of these new DiaMaster models.

Set to begin just two days after Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year is also an opportunity to present both yourself and your beloved with a gift that will stand the test of time. Featuring the same basic look – a diamond-studded dial, plasma high-tech ceramic case, and sumptuous leather strap – but each with a distinctly masculine or feminine design, these “his and hers” DiaMasters are ideal watches for couples who celebrate their individuality as well as the common foundation that joins them together.

With an unusual yet feminine design, the ladies’ DiaMaster features 49 shimmering diamonds that form a gleaming off-center ring on the mother-of-pearl dial. An embossed beige calf leather strap fastens the petite 33 mm case to the wrist. For him, the masculine and eyecatching DiaMaster Power Reserve is on offer. A classic gentleman’s watch with a sparkling twist, the dial shines with its twelve diamond indexes, white sunray detailing, and power reserve indicator situated at 9 o' clock.

The cases of this DiaMaster duo put one of Rado’s signature materials – plasma hightech ceramic – in the spotlight once again. Finished white ceramic is placed in a plasma furnace, where gases activated at 20,000°C trigger a reaction at the molecular level: The pieces emerge anew, evincing a metallic shine and glowing with vitality. The result is a beautiful material of astonishing longevity – a fitting way to honour relationships that will last a lifetime.

The Rado DiaMaster – the ideal timekeeper for ushering in a year of good fortune.