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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