Watch: HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph Tachymeter from Rado

GO THE DISTANCE. Oftentimes people peer silently at the bezel of chronograph and wonder what the numbers on the sides are there for.


In the case of the HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph Tachymeter, the sportiest and latest offering from Swiss brand Rado, the numbers indicate distance. You can, for instance, easily tell how far a bolt of lightning strikes: Activate the chronograph once you see the flash and then pause once you hear the clap of thunder. This simple feature is a welcome addition to the wellpolished plasma high-tech ceramic case, which is hypoallergenic and incredibly comfortable on the wrist. Golden touches on the crown and pushers elevate the sleek appeal of this 45mm watch.