Rado Anatom

Over the last few years, we’ve been able to go hands-on with a number of different offerings from Rado, such as their True Square Automatic. As we covered their various offerings, we’ve seen dressy watches, we’ve seen sporty watches, and we’ve seen ceramic being put to good use. As we pointed out in their Rado Anatom release, now we’re seeing a combination of all three of those. To that end, we recently spent some time with the non-LE version of the Rado Anatom, and have some thoughts.

  • Rado Anatom
  • Rado Anatom
  • Rado Anatom

Rado Anatom: the case

As with the True Square, the Rado Anatom takes a very squared shape, albeit one with a healthy dose of bevels, tapering down to the integrated rubber strap. The bezel is where the ceramic shows up, and is topped with a sapphire crystal. This makes for a very smooth top surface, which then gives way to the steel of the case.

Side-to-side, the case is 32.5mm, and stretches to 46.3mm from lug-to-lug. Combine this with the 11.3mm case thickness, and you have watch that manages to both be compact and maintain some wrist presence. In practical terms, this means it should fit – and look good – on a wide variety of wrists.

  • Rado Anatom
  • Rado Anatom
  • Rado Anatom

The strap

Fitment is one thing, but how comfortable it is is key as well. Here, you have a rubber strap that curves down from the lugs of the case, and is closed up with a steel-and-ceramic clasp. The clasp is thicker, but I did not find that it caused any undue comfort under the wrist.

Along with the practicality that a rubber strap brings to a watch, it lends a matte finish that helps take this watch in that more casual direction. Yes, the top of the watch is glossy and refined, but everything else says it has some sporting pretensions. Sure, it’s not a watch that you wear for a jog, perhaps. Outside of those more active settings, though, it should fit in place.

  • Rado Anatom
  • Rado Anatom

The dressier side

This comes in, on the Rado Anatom, in the form of the gradient dial. Our loaner was in brown, but there are other colors available. Pair that with the simple stick indices and handset, and you’ve got a watch that looks – and feels – like a dress watch. With a nod to daily practicality, you’ve got a color-matched date disc down at the 6 o’clock position. They’ve also included the spinning anchor up above the logo, a whimsical identifier that the brand uses to denote automatic watches.

  • Rado Anatom
  • Rado Anatom
  • Rado Anatom

Wrapping things up

As we’ve seen over the years, Rado likes to do things a little differently. Some of it is in the materials, but it’s also in the approach to the sorts of designs that they create. If you want a solid every-day watch that has unique materials, but also gives you a quick bump to dress watch status when needed, the Rado Anatom will certainly fill that niche. For us, we like the fact that it gives us a case shape that we don’t often come across, especially paired to a rubber strap. The non-LE versions are available for $3,350 directly from rado.com

Rado Anatom

Rado Anatom Tech Specs

  • Product name: Anatom Automatic
  • SKU: R10202309
  • Gender: Unisex
  • Movement
    • Movement Type: Automatic
    • Movement Power Reserve: 72 hours
    • Movement Reference: 03.766.731
  • Case
    • Case Materials: High-Tech Ceramic, Stainless steel / PVD
    • Case Thickness: 11.3 mm
    • Case Water Resistance: 5 bar (50 m)
    • Case Dimension: 32.5 mm
    • Case Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
  • Dial
    • Dial Colour: Brown
    • Dial Has Date: Yes
    • Dial Has Jewels: No
    • Mother Of Pearl: No
  • Bracelet
    • Bracelet Materials: Rubber

ByPatrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

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