Designed with a matt plasma high tech monobloc case – the new tennis-inspired Rado Hyperchrome Match Point Limited Edition is set to stun fanatics of the racquet sport in time for Wimbledon this year. Brand Ambassador, Andy Murray was presented with the new sleek tachymeter device on plasma coloured bracelet with polished middle links, as excitement for the final of the Miami open mounted.
The new masterpiece predominantly allows the tennis theme to run throughout the clever design, presenting the chronograph counters at 00, 15, 30 and 40 minutes to reflect the scoring points of the game, whilst the chronograph hour counter embraces a net-like pattern to reference the sporty look. Avoiding flashiness, the timepiece scores points on innovation and practicality. Rado’s choice to shroud the watch in a high tech ceramic, ensures maximum durability and protection from external factors whilst its smooth metallic appearance retains dignity via an upscale look. The watch is designed to be lightweight yet boldly pronounced, allowing its aesthetic to keep current with the trend to “go bigger”, an ever-popular theme that we have seen evolve within the last decade or so. White Super LumiNova inserts on the dial effectively recall the boundary lines of the court, another nod to the globally popular sport. To create the metal free material, special gases are activated once the ceramic reaches a temperature of 20,000 degrees Celsius. The gases, combined with such high temperatures, alter the composition of the material without affecting its strength and hardness. The result is a hypoallergenic and lightweight monobloc case, produced to withstand robust and vigorous activity. The internal engineering of the watch is just as expertly managed. The Hyperchrome Match Point model is powered by the ETA 2894-2 12, encapsulating the true art of watchmaking and is sure to strike a chord with many automatic enthusiasts who readily appreciate a properly implemented complication. The sporty chronograph is limited to 999 pieces and at first glance resembles a typical Rado creation – a sophisticated presence with a stunning metal sheen, a chiselled physique and beautiful, angular proportions however – it is impossible to ignore those alluringly subtle acknowledgements to its target sport. The watch is ready for any occasion whether that be tennis, an evening meal, office wear or a run, and the indicators on the speedometer allow the wearer the ability to be able to measure speed based on elapsed time or distance based on speed both in kilometres or miles.
The tennis sensation may have gone on to lose to Serbian player, Novak Djokovic, but ambition to excel over the summer tournament held in Wimbledon this June is still running high. The former champion has become the 46th man to reach 500 career ATP singles match wins in the Open era and intends to proceed with chasing more titles and grand slams with a continuing passion to represent Great Britain this season. Sporting emphasis aside – beauty resides within the execution of the Rado Match Point timepiece through its crisp angular dial, provoking a deeper love for such a clean layout and a fuller appreciation for a purchase very deserving of its price point at £3650.00. The new Rado masterpiece will hopefully become a timepiece to commemorate another British success this year.
More information on how to pre-order the Rado HyperChrome Match Point can be found here.