Just a few weeks ago, I was fortunate to join Rado in Miami, Florida, visiting the Miami Open tennis event of which the Swiss brand is the Official Timekeeper. While there, I took the opportunity to wear for a few days one of their tennis-inspired sports watches, specifically from the Rado Hyperchrome XXL Court Collection replica watches UK. Since we are speaking of Rado, Hyperchrome of course refers to the use of one of the company’s ceramic materials. As the name suggests, the case to the naked eye appears to have been made out of some sort of weird metal – while, in fact, it is ceramic through and through.
Before going into greater detail on this old-new material, let’s see how the Rado Hyperchrome XXL Court collection performs on and off the court. Altogether there are three variations in this line of AAA+ replica Rado watches, representing the three surfaces on which tennis is primarily played: hard court is mimicked by a rather vibrant blue version, clay by a piece with orange indices and hands, and the one seen here opts for neon green, representing grass. Incidentally, this very green is exactly the color of a tennis ball – at least it always reminded me of that and not of the green of grass.
Given the price point – $4,300 on the rubber strap and $4,600 on the ceramic bracelet – one does expect high quality components all around. Despite the high-tech case, what first stood out for me was the sleek, glossy look of the dial, with only the indices and the peripheries of the subdials lending it some extra depth. Despite the relatively straightforward design, the dial has a number of different “looks” that I tried to capture with the two images above.
The first is a softer appearance where the flat surface of the dial and sub-dials, as well as the sub-dial circles seem to blend into one homogenous plane; whereas on the second shot you see these elements stand out more on their own, making for a more defined appearance. I could certainly appreciate this change of mood – the only visual shortcoming (to my eyes) were the decidedly flat sub-dial hands, which I felt could do with a bit more finesse.