Rado, renowned for its iconic timepieces, pays homage to the world of tennis and one of its brightest stars with the introduction of the Captain Cook x Cameron Norrie Limited Edition. Created in collaboration with the British tennis sensation, this exclusive timepiece showcases Rado’s commitment to innovation and the dynamic spirit of the sport. With its impeccable design and perfect timing, the limited edition watch captures the essence of Cameron Norrie’s competitive playstyle and exceptional talent.
Cameron Norrie joined Rado’s YoungStars team in 2021 and quickly left his mark by entering the top ten of the world rankings in 2022. Now, Rado proudly presents the Captain Cook x Cameron Norrie Limited Edition, a watch born out of a partnership with this remarkable player. Norrie actively participated in the creation of the timepiece and expressed his honor in unveiling his first limited edition watch in collaboration with Rado. The design process was exciting, and the fact that the timepiece is being launched during the grass court season in the United Kingdom adds to the perfect timing of this collaboration.
The Captain Cook x Cameron Norrie Limited Edition features a 42mm stainless steel case with a polished crown. The polished stainless steel bezel is complemented by a green high-tech ceramic insert engraved with numbers and markers in matte white Super-LumiNova®. The gradient dial transitions from green to white, beautifully showcased by the curved box-shaped sapphire crystal with double-sided anti-reflective coating. Rado’s distinctive moving anchor symbol with a purple background is positioned below 12 o’clock. The gray hour and minute hands are coated with white Super-LumiNova®, while the tip of the second hand is coated with yellow Super-LumiNova®, paying subtle homage to tennis ball colors. Another nod to the sport can be found on the green dial ring, featuring yellow Super-LumiNova® dots at 3, 6, 8, and 12 o’clock, representing the unique scoring system in tennis: “15/30/40/Game.”
“Tennis is the athletic expression of the exact qualities that define Rado: unwavering determination and our indomitable will to continually push our boundaries. Cameron perfectly embodies this mindset. He always strives to deliver impressive performances – in every match, on every surface, and against every opponent.”Adrian Bosshard, CEO of Rado and himself a passionate tennis fan and former professional athlete
Presented with a polished and brushed stainless steel bracelet featuring a triple folding clasp with a titanium extension and Rado’s innovative EasyClip system, the watch offers two additional bracelet options for versatile styling. Choose between a classic black leather strap with an expandable stainless steel folding clasp or a green and white NATO textile strap. The screw-down case back in polished stainless steel features a tinted sapphire crystal showcasing Cameron Norrie’s silver signature. The case back is engraved with the inscription “LIMITED EDITION, ONE OUT OF 823,” a reference to the number of models in this limited edition, symbolizing Cameron Norrie’s birthday on August 23rd.
Powering the Rado Captain Cook x Cameron Norrie Limited Edition is the Rado caliber R763, an automatic movement adjusted in five positions. It is equipped with a NivachronTM balance spring, providing enhanced resistance to magnetic fields encountered in daily life. The timepiece offers an impressive power reserve of 80 hours and is water-resistant up to 30 bar (300 meters). It comes presented in a green leather pouch adorned with Cameron’s signature and includes a certification of limitation.
The Captain Cook x Cameron Norrie Limited Edition is a true testament to Rado’s commitment to excellence and the brand’s ability to capture the essence of tennis in a timepiece. With its exquisite design, remarkable features, and the distinctive influence of Cameron Norrie, this limited edition watch is a must-have for tennis enthusiasts and watch aficionados alike.
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