Rado HyperChrome Ash Barty Limited Edition

by Sameera Gamage
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Rado has just unveiled their latest timepiece, a limited-edition timepiece dedicated to none other than our Australian Ash Barty. This timepiece falls under Rado’s HyperChrome Women’s collection which features a variety of colours, although we have to say none as beautiful as the dial colour on this watch. 

Majority of the HypChrome models in the women’s collection similar to this piece feature diamonds, which Rado has opted to reduce on this model, although not completely left out either. 

Design:

This timepiece is a perfect blend of luxury and beauty. The Rado HyperChrome Ash Barty Limited Edition comes with a 36mm polished plasma high-tech ceramic case that has monobloc construction. The case back of the watch is made from titanium. The bracelet matches the luxurious look of the case as it’s a 3-row made from polished plasma high-tech ceramic. The clasp is a titanium 3-fold clasp with high-tech ceramic openers. 

The dial is made from stunning blue mother-of-pearl with rhodium-coloured applied indexes. The diamonds for this piece are located at the 12 0’clock hour marker. The hands are rhodium-coloured dauphine shape. The effect of rhodium hour indices and hands along with the diamonds has on the dial is that it contrasts beautifully against the blue mother-of-pearl dial. This is done without taking attention away from the mother-of-pearl dial itself. 

On the centre of the dial, instead of the iconic Rado anchor symbol, it is now replaced with a rhodium-coloured moving tennis ball symbol. 

Movement:

The movement used for this piece by Rado is the brand’s own calibre R082 movement. This is a quartz movement that powers the simple three-hander on the dial along with the date window located at the 3 o’clock position. On the case back of the watch a special engraving dedicated to Ash Barty is featured. The engraving is “LIMITED EDITION xxx/996 and a Tennis ball with Ash Barty’s signature. 

This beautiful elegant timepiece dedicated to one of Australia’s great sportsmen, the Rado HyperChrome Ash Barty limited edition model is capped at 996 pieces. The timepiece will be available 

in stores from the first week of December at an RRP of $3675.

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