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Competition: win a Rado True Square watch by YOY, Formafantasma or Tej Chauhan

To celebrate the end of Rado Design Week, we are giving readers the chance to win one of the Swiss watch brand's unique new timepieces in a special competition.

This competition is now closed.

Rado Design Week was a week-long collaboration of videos and talks hosted by Dezeen, which revealed a collection of watches that Rado created in partnership with designers YOY, Tej Chauhan, Formafantasma and Thukral & Tagra.

To celebrate, we're giving away a watch from the new collection. One reader will win a Rado True Square watch of their choice designed by Japanese studio YOY, Italian duo Formafantasma or British designer Tej Chauhuan.

True Square Undigital by YOY for Rado
The Rado True Square Undigital watch by YOY

Tokyo-based studio YOY was founded in 2011 by Naoki Ono and Yuki Yamamoto. As well as designing furniture, lighting and interior decoration, the duo has created the Rado True Square Undigital watch.

Undigital features the display of a digital watch transferred onto an analogue time display with hands.

True Square Undigital by YOY for Rado
The Undigital watch features the face of a classic digital watch

White Super-LumiNova hands pop against the matt black dial, which Rado said has "a completely puristic appearance."

A matt black PVD-coated titanium back and high-tech ceramic bracelet ensure the watch is lightweight and comfortable to wear.

The True Square Formafantasma watch for Rado
The True Square Formafantasma watch

Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin are the founders of the Amsterdam-based studio behind the True Square Formafantasma watch.

This special edition nods to historical pocket watches thanks to its closed face design – only a small opening gives a glimpse of the time, which is hidden under a scratch-resistant layer of ceramic to protect the dial.

The window itself boasts sapphire crystal whilst the matt light grey, ceramic titanium bracelet has a three-fold clasp.

Rado True Square Tej Chauhan watch
The Rado True Square Tej Chauhan watch for Rado

The final watch up for grabs as part of this reader competition is by British designer Tej Chauhuan, who has offices in London and Helsinki.

The inspiration behind this piece was "futurist visions of popular culture, movies, typography and colour theory," said Rado. "We strategically used shape, colour and material to bring joy to people," added Chauhuan.

The Rado True Square Tej Chauhan watch for Rado
The watch's yellow ceramic case contrasts with its dark grey back

The watch's yellow ceramic case contrasts with its polished dark grey PVD coated stainless steel back, whilst the hands in white and neon red stand out against the matt black dial.

An opening at three o'clock shows the date displayed in a typography especially designed by Chauhan.

Blue indexes between nine and 12 o'clock refer to the time of day when things start moving – in the morning at the office or in the evening on a night out.

Cushioned leather and a stainless steel folding clasp in dark grey complete the bracelet, also in yellow.

The True Square Formafantasma watch by Rado
This week is Rado Design Week, hosted by Dezeen

Rado Design Week has been running on Dezeen over the past four days. Each day, one of the special editions was unveiled, followed by a live talk with the designers.

In addition to the three watches available to win in this competition, Rado Design Week featured Indian duo Thukral & Tagra, whose watch design is still in development.

Watch all the talks and videos here.

Rado was founded in 1917 and has received many awards for its watches. It is best known for introducing high-tech ceramic, ultra-light high-tech ceramic, colourful high-tech ceramic and CeramosTM to the industry.

One reader will win a watch of their choice designed by YOY, FormaFantasma or Tej Chauhuan.

Competition closes 1 January 2021. Terms and conditions apply. One winner will be selected at random and notified by email.

Partnership content

This competition is a partnership between Dezeen and Rado Design Week. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.