Rado True Shadow designed by Kunihiko Morinaga
Perhaps best known for his work with photochromic fabrics, Morinaga is a fearless innovator who seamlessly blends fashion and technology. With the new True Shadow, the designer has brought the visionary spirit of his colour-changing fashion collection to the watchmaking world. When exposed to sunlight, the dial of the True Shadow goes dark. But as the sun goes down, the dial gradually fades into grey and ultimately becomes transparent – allowing you to see the pulsating Swiss movement that lies inside.
Kunihiko Morinaga: “The idea was to add colour and to take it away. I tried to capture the ‘floating’ essence of time in the design of a watch by using a photochromic lens that changes colour based on UV light. My design philosophy is making things visible that were originally invisible. It is similar to removing one’s clothes and unveiling the body.”
Designer Kunihiko Morinaga was born in 1980 in Tokyo, Japan, and graduated from Waseda University and Vantan Design Academy. He launched his own brand in 2003. Working under the mantra “God is in the details”, he has gone on to receive numerous honours such as the Avant-garde Grand Prix award at Gen Art in New York in 2005 and the 29th Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix for the best new designer in 2011. He presented his first women’s collection at Paris Fashion Week in 2014.
The watch features a special engraving on case back: LIMITED EDITION ONE OUT OF 1001 KUNIHIKO MORINAGA
Dimensions: 40.1 x 47.3 x 10.5 (WxLxH in mm)