These are strange times in the horological world … on the one hand, it honestly feels like a large portion of gents watches are regressing rather quickly into exceedingly vintage tendencies:*aesthetically, dimensionally, mechanically *it just seems like there's been a complete about-face from the pursuit of the avant-garde. On the other hand, ladies watches have seemingly dodged the vintage vogue all together, and are instead carving a contemporary path forward that includes bright colours, big cases and better mechanical movements. This is evidenced rather perfectly with Rado's Golden Horse Ref.R33103203. It's a watch that's unequivocally made for the gentlewoman. However, unlike a ladies timepiece from a decade ago, which would've most likely been two-tone, champagne-dialled, quartz-powered and no more than 28mm, this Golden Horse features a complete stainless steel construction, large 35mm case, bright sunburst blue dial and a mechanical self-winding movement. In fact, the only thing that's antiquated about this feminine Golden Horse is its name *everything else about it is, for a ladies timepiece, very much from the new-school. The radially brushed, sunburst blue dial, for example, features modish contrasting hints of red, which can be found on the quintessential Rado logo, seconds hand and date wheel. Likewise,…

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