Rado Announces the True Square Thinline Les Couleurs™ Le Corbusier

Last Updated: September 16, 2023

The Rado True Square Thinline Les Couleurs™ Le Corbusier collection is a mesmerizing blend of timeless hues, impeccable design, and superior materials. Rado seamlessly amalgamates features from its renowned True Square and True Thinline series, revealing visually captivating results. Each of the three distinct models is limited to just 999 pieces and is a tribute to the profound emotional and uplifting power of colours. The signature square casing underlines Rado’s rich design legacy and the materials used. It wouldn’t be Rado without the hallmark high-tech ceramic and sapphire crystal.

Le Borbusier Wrist

Before we continue, we must first understand what makes this watch special with a bit of history. Anybody who is into architecture would know Le Corbusier. A revolutionary in his field, his groundbreaking and transformative ideas in architecture, design, and city planning have left an indelible mark. Born in the epicentre of Swiss watchmaking in 1887, Le Corbusier was more than just an architect; he pioneered an enduring Architectural Polychromy. The revered designer presented a diverse palette of 63 colours in 1931, extended in 1959, which he characterized as architecturally harmonious and versatile in combinations. Today, Les Couleurs Suisse SA holds the sole right to license these colours under the supervision of the Fondation Le Corbusier.

So, how does Rado fit into this? Les Couleurs Suisse SA granted Rado the exclusive license to incorporate these iconic colours into their ceramic watch designs. As Le Corbusier rightly pointed out, colour is an evocative force in our lives.

This collection marks Rado’s inaugural venture of infusing multiple colourful ceramic elements within a single watch. Each piece in the line showcases the unparalleled craftsmanship synonymous with Rado such as avant-garde designs, cutting-edge materials and world-class watchmaking finesse. These watches distinguish themselves with their sophisticated blend of bold and subtle hues.

The new models include an iron-grey matte high-tech ceramic case, another with a grey-brown umber matte ceramic case, and a third in classic ivory black. Each watch resonates with Rado’s commitment to material excellence. They all bear the iconic Le Corbusier colour strips and are a testament to their limited-edition nature.

For the true Rado enthusiasts, Rado presents a special Collector’s Box containing a classic black True Square Thinline Les Couleurs™ Le Corbusier watch, accompanied by eight round Thinline models. This stunning combination of colour, design, and technology is available in only 99 sets, though individual pieces can also be acquired.

Drawing inspiration from the colour philosophy of a legendary designer, the new Rado True Square Thinline Les Couleurs™ Le Corbusier watches encapsulate the genius of a brand that consistently challenges its own limits. Rado now eagerly anticipates the moment you adorn one and feel its magic.


Further Information

Reference number R27046172 / R27045162 / R27062152
Movement Rado calibre R420, quartz, 13 jewels, 2 hands
Case Flat sapphire crystal
Titanium case back with digital printing on sapphire crystal: Le Corbusier colour stripe,
Water-resistant to 3 bar (30m)
Matt high-tech ceramic case and crown, monobloc construction
Dimensions 37.0 x 43.3 x 5.0 (WxLxH in mm
Dial Sun brushed tone-on-tone with the case, indexes and Rado logo printed in the colour of the
bracelet middle links
Strap Matt high-tech ceramic
PVD coated titanium 3-fold clasp