The pursuit of the perfect timepiece can be a long and arduous road. There are the classic standards – Tiffany, Rolex, Cartier – then there is just about everything else under the sun. The sheer variety of choice that exists can be overwhelming, particularly if one isn’t versed in the intricacies of the technical side of watches. Something may look appealing but will it still tick ten years down the road?

This balance between design and functionality is captured perfectly by the sleek ceramic designs of Rado. The Swiss company’s Ceramica line is a special treat for anyone who finds the current crop of designer watches a tad too blingy for their tastes. The sleek black pieces are minimal, eye-catching and given the quality the brand is known for they’re sure to take a licking and keep on…

Well you know the rest.