Rado True Square x Ash Barty Limited EditionFebruary 7, 2023
Ashleigh Barty unveiled her third luxury timepiece in collaboration with Rado, and it’s packed with references to the former world No. 1’s career.
The Rado True Square x Ash Barty Limited Edition boasts a 80-hour power reserve, and is made with a polished light rose high-tech ceramic monobloc case. The timepiece’s boxy profile is a nod to the Aussie’s favorite collection from the brand.
“Rado’s True Square watches have always been a favorite style for me so we decided to use this shape as the basis for this limited-edition piece,” Barty wrote in a social media post. “I love the pink color and can’t wait to wear it this summer.” A small tennis ball adorns the white skeletonized mother-of-pearl dial, with an inscription reading “Jeu, set, match” (“Game, set, match”). Flip the watch over, and Barty’s signature is digitally printed on the sapphire crystal case back.
Rado, a Switzerland-based brand owned by Swatch Group, has sponsored Barty since 2017—a partnership that has endured after the Aussie’s early 2022 retirement.
The three-time Grand Slam winner lifted trophies at Roland Garros (2019) and Wimbledon (2021) before capping off her career winning the Australian Open on home soil in 2022.
The 25-year-old shocked tennis fans when, Rado True Square x Ash Barty Limited Edition ranked world No.1, she walked away from the sport and announced her retirement a few weeks after her Melbourne victory. Since then, Barty has dedicated herself to philanthropy and pursuing her personal passions: from collaborating with Rado for another classic timepiece, to participating in a celebrity golf tour, to releasing a line of children’s books, and more.
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