With its involvement in tennis and its recent pick-up of winning player Andy Murray as an ambassador—whom ATimelyPersepctive interviewed here—Rado is right on point with its HyperChrome Court Collection of watches. The new line is inspired by the three surfaces on which professional tennis is played: hard, grass, and clay courts.
All watches are black and feature colors of the courts. The hard court is represented by a brilliant blue model, grass by a green accented piece, and clay by a bold orange. The dial features hands and markers that are SuperLuminova to glow in the dark.
The watches are made of scratch-resistant matt high-tech, lightweight ceramic, and sandblasted for a winning look. Each houses an automatic chronograph ETA 2894-2 caliber with 42 hours of power reserve and lack oscillating rotor. When ATimelyPerspective was in Key Biscayne recently at the Sony Open with Rado, we had the chance to get up close and personal with these watches and they are grand slam winners. Our personal favorite? The clay orange.
Founder and editor-in-chief of ATimelyPerspective.com, Roberta Naas is a veteran award-winning journalist in the watch industry with more than 25 years of experience. She was the first woman watch editor in the US market—breaking in to an “all boys network” with a pioneering spirit that would be her signature to this day. Naas brings responsible, factual—yet always timely and insightful—reporting of the watch industry to the forefront.