INTRODUCING: Evergreen design – the Rado Ceramica 

Rado is synonymous with ceramic. The brand pioneered the use of the material, creating its very own niche along the way. With its combination of incredible scratch resistance and lightness, it’s easy to see why it’s such a good material for watch cases. Perhaps the most iconic of all ceramic watches is the aptly named Rado Ceramica, which debuted nearly three decades ago. This chic and minimalist design is something of an evergreen, looking as fresh today as it did when it was first released. This year Rado decided to take on the challenging task of refreshing the Ceramica, seeking help from renowned industrial designer, Konstantin Grcic. Grcic is known for his simplistic take on design and passion for technology and avant-garde materials, so naturally, he was the perfect fit. But don’t just take our word for it: the watch recently won a Red Dot award for product design. There are two new Ceramica models. With the same strong lines and gently curved outline, the bold rectangular cases and integrated bracelets of these two new additions have been given the full matt treatment – one in black and the other in a softer grey. The dial of the matt black…

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WIN: An Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition II and help fight motor neurone disease

Anyone that’s been touched by motor neurone disease, in any way, is likely to want to help the world find a cure. It’s a brutal and dehumanising disease. The one Australian that’s done the most to raise the profile of sufferers, by creating the  ‘Fight MND’ organisation, is Australian Football League legend, Neale Daniher. He calls the insidious disease ‘the beast’. Neale has MND, and he’s bravely taking it on in the hopes that increased awareness may lead to not only better care for those afflicted, but also to increased funding for vital research into finding a cure. ‘Cool Kids for MND’ is holding a raffle to raise funds for Daniher’s Drive, one of Fight MND’s big fundraising efforts, to be drawn this Friday the 25th August. First prize is a limited edition Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service 2 on a leather strap, valued at $2600, generously donated by Oris Australia. We thought you might be interested in entering. Tickets are $10 each or three for $25. Buy raffle tickets here.  Co-founder of Cool Kids, and one of Neale’s daughter Lauren’s best friends is Brianna Benedetti. She explains why Fight MND is a worthy, and moving, cause: “We’ve seen Neale go from early stages…

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LIST: Sick of waiting for that Patek? Here are 5 watches you could get instead

You don’t need to sell us on Patek’s 5711/1A. It’s the Nautilus. In fact, you might go so far as to say it’s the steel sports watch. The case, the dial — that bracelet. Heck, even the date. It all works. The only bad thing about it? Unless you’re seriously connected, you can’t just walk into your local AD, drop the $32,300 AUD and walk out with it on your wrist. You need to wait. And, I think we can all agree that waiting sucks. So don’t. Here are five excellent options to scratch that itch a whole lot quicker. Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar   It might not be a Genta-designed icon, but Glashütte’s latest is a traditionally styled perpetual calendar with a thoroughly modern movement and an excellent price. Yes, please. $30,200 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in yellow gold on Oysterflex The steel Daytona is even harder to score than the Nautilus, but the latest yellow gold version on a sporty Oysterflex? Far more achievable. Plus it’s an awesomely fresh take on an old favourite. $34,900 A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Thin 40mm Look. We know it’s kind of the polar opposite to the Patek, looks wise, but it…

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20.08.2017  |  Andy Green

WHO TO FOLLOW: @MySafari

Nathan tells us his IG feed is shoes, cameras and watches — but honestly, it’s mostly watches. We’re absolutely fine with that, and suspect you will be too. NAME: Nathan Liusvia OCCUPATION: Photographer HANDLE:  @MySafari FOLLOWERS: 2.6k LOCATION: Kuala Lumpur Who are you? My name is Nathan Liusvia, but on social media, I’m known as @MySafari. During the day I work in a bank, in a regional role which involves quite a bit of travelling. How do you unwind? My responsibilities at work keep me rather busy, sometimes even on the weekends, but when I do get some time to relax, I make the most of it. I love to watch movies, go for a relaxing massage with my wife, or catch up on new episodes of my favourite shows on Netflix. I also love scrolling through my Instagram feed to interact with fellow vintage watch-lovers around the world and hunting down the next watch to purchase and add to my growing collection. What’s your daily watch and why? Over the years, a number of watches have been added to or sold off from my collection. But right now, I have gorgeous timepieces from Gallet, Movado, Lemania, Rolex, Longines, Universal…

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