Time for tennis-Ugo Humbert joins Rado YoungStars

Time for tennis

 Ugo Humbert joins Rado YoungStars

 (Lengnau, Switzerland – November 2019) 21-year-old French tennis star Ugo Humbert is the latest player to join the Rado YoungStar programme. He joins current YoungStar and WTA world number one Ashleigh Barty.

We launched the YoungStar programme in 2015 as part of our comprehensive tennis activities, which include acting as Official Timekeeper for a raft of international tournaments. Designed to support up-and-coming players, Rado YoungStars has the objective of creating an international team of talented, ambitious players with the potential to become the next generation of tennis stars.


Ranked 65th in the world, Ugo achieved a career high ranking of 46 in July 2019 and is in contention to appear in the ATP Next Gen Finals in December this year. It would be a fitting end to a whirlwind year for the left-hander, who turned pro in 2016. Over the past 12 months, he has climbed more than 200 places in the ATP rankings, thanks to victories in four ATP Challenger Tour events and runner-up finishes in a further three.

Having never played a professional match on grass before this year, he reached the Round of 16 in 2019 on his Wimbledon debut, joining just five other players who have achieved the same feat in the past 10 years.

Ugo began playing tennis aged 5 and has never looked back. Most comfortable playing on hard courts, he is known for his attacking style, powerful two-handed backhand and his ability to volley. A keen football fan and music lover, he is as comfortable sitting at a piano as he is with a racquet in his hands. We are delighted to welcome Ugo to our YoungStars team and are convinced he has a bright future ahead of him. Ugo wears the Rado HyperChrome Skeleton Automatic Chronograph.


About Rado

Rado is known as the Master of Materials for the way it has revolutionised traditional watchmaking, leading the industry by introducing high-tech ceramic, ultra-light high-tech ceramic, colourful high-tech ceramic and Ceramos to its design-led collections. An award-winning designer with numerous prestigious international prizes to its name, and considered the most forward-thinking design player in the watch industry today, Rado has always been a pioneer and leader, setting the standard and raising the bar.


Rado and Tennis 2019

In 2019, Rado is the Official Timekeeper of a selection of international tennis tournaments including: Brisbane International, Australia, Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Mexico, Samsung Open Lugano, Switzerland, Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Germany, Open Parc Lyon, France, Fever-Tree Championships, London, UK, Kremlin Cup, Russia, Erste Bank Open, Austria and the Swiss Indoors Basel, Switzerland.




Rado HyperChrome Skeleton Automatic Chronograph

Ref. 653.0249.3.015


Movement             ETA 2894-S2, automatic chronograph, 37 jewels, 6 hands, 42-hour power reserve, black oscillating rotor, decorated movement


Case                      matt black high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction polished black high-tech ceramic bezel with engraved tachymeter and filled with white lacquer

polished stainless steel side inserts with hardening treatment matt black high-tech ceramic case back with sapphire crystal stainless steel crown

stainless steel pushers

curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides water-resistant to 10 bar (100m)

special engraving on case back: LIMITED EDITION ONE OUT OF 600


Metallisation         rhodium coloured hour, minute and second counters


Dial                       black, rhodium coloured applied indexes with black veneer and white Super-LumiNova®

silver coloured printed Rado logo and Chronograph


Hands                    rhodium coloured with black veneer and white Super-LumiNova® rhodium coloured second hand with red tip

rhodium coloured small second hand with black veneer rhodium coloured hour and minute counters


Bracelet                 3-row matt black high-tech ceramic outer links

polished black high-tech ceramic middle links

titanium 3-fold clasp with black high-tech ceramic openers


Dimensions           45.0 x 50.3 x 13.0 (WxLxH in mm)

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