Rado Watches

Founded in 1917 in Legnau, Switzerland (and originally begun as Schlup & Co.), Rado has always been a cutting-edge Avant-Garde brand. It began using the Rado name in 1957, and over the years, the brand has experimented with many different materials for its watches. Rado was the first to introduce a “scratch-proof”  watch, the DiaStar 1, in 1962 that took the world by storm.  In the ensuing decades, it introduced colored versions of the DiaStar, and by the mid-1980s became the first watch brand to create high-tech ceramic bracelet watches.  Since then, the “master of materials” has regularly surprised and delighted watch lovers with sophisticated metals, bold colors, and contemporary aesthetics.

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Rado True
Rado
True
1,900 USD
Rado True Thinline Les Couleurs™ Le Corbusier
Rado
True Thinline Les Couleurs™ Le Corbusier
2,100 USD
Rado Integral
Rado
Integral
2,400 USD
Rado Integral
Rado
Integral
2,300 USD
Rado HyperChrome Classic
Rado
HyperChrome Classic
2,000 USD
Rado True Thinline Anima
Rado
True Thinline Anima
3,000 USD
Rado HyperChrome
Rado
HyperChrome
7,700 USD
Rado DiaMaster
Rado
DiaMaster
2,250 USD
Rado True Great Gardens of the World
Rado
True Great Gardens of the World
2,829 USD
Rado Tradition Captain Cook MKIII
Rado
Tradition Captain Cook MKIII
2,550 USD
Rado True Square Automatic
Rado
True Square Automatic
2,150 USD
Rado True Square Automatic Diamonds
Rado
True Square Automatic Diamonds
2,550 USD
Rado Integral
Rado
Integral
2,350 USD
Rado Golden Horse Automatic
Rado
Golden Horse Automatic
2,000 USD
Rado Captain Cook Automatic Bronze
Rado
Captain Cook Automatic Bronze
2,600 USD
Rado HyperChrome Classic
Rado
HyperChrome Classic
1,800 USD
Rado Centrix
Rado
Centrix
2,350 USD
Rado True
Rado
True
2,650 USD
Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic
Rado
Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic
3,600 USD
Rado True Secret
Rado
True Secret
1,900 USD
Rado True Great Gardens of the World
Rado
True Great Gardens of the World
2,612 USD
Rado Captain Cook
Rado
Captain Cook
2,000 USD
Rado Centrix Automatic
Rado
Centrix Automatic
1,600 USD
Rado Captain Cook
Rado
Captain Cook
2,000 USD
Rado Coupole Classic
Rado
Coupole Classic
1,400 USD
Rado True Square Automatic
Rado
True Square Automatic
1,950 USD
Rado Captain Cook Automatic Bronze
Rado
Captain Cook Automatic Bronze
2,600 USD
Rado True Thinline
Rado
True Thinline
2,100 USD
Rado Captain Cook
Rado
Captain Cook
2,100 USD
Rado Hyperchrome 1616
Rado
Hyperchrome 1616
2,700 USD
Rado True Thinline
Rado
True Thinline
2,100 USD
Rado Coupole Classic
Rado
Coupole Classic
1,550 USD
Rado HyperChrome
Rado
HyperChrome
1,700 USD
Rado Florence
Rado
Florence
750 USD
Rado Centrix Automatic
Rado
Centrix Automatic
1,700 USD
Rado Captain Cook Automatic Bronze
Rado
Captain Cook Automatic Bronze
2,600 USD
Rado Rado True Square Open Heart
Rado
Rado True Square Open Heart
2,350 USD
Rado DiaMaster
Rado
DiaMaster
2,050 USD
Rado True Square FormaFantasma
Rado
True Square FormaFantasma
2,550 USD
Rado True Square Automatic Diamonds
Rado
True Square Automatic Diamonds
2,150 USD
Rado True Square
Rado
True Square
1,700 USD
Rado Centrix Diamonds
Rado
Centrix Diamonds
2,050 USD
Rado Integral
Rado
Integral
2,300 USD
Rado Ceramica
Rado
Ceramica
2,100 USD
Rado HyperChrome
Rado
HyperChrome
1,150 USD
Rado Captain Cook
Rado
Captain Cook
2,300 USD
Rado Integral
Rado
Integral
2,300 USD
Rado Integral
Rado
Integral
1,850 USD
Rado HyperChrome
Rado
HyperChrome
4,650 USD
Rado Coupole Classic
Rado
Coupole Classic
1,400 USD
Rado DiaMaster
Rado
DiaMaster
2,050 USD
Rado Ceramica
Rado
Ceramica
2,250 USD
Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic
Rado
Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic
3,300 USD
Rado HyperChrome Classic
Rado
HyperChrome Classic
1,700 USD
Rado Captain Cook
Rado
Captain Cook
2,000 USD
Rado Centrix Automatic Open Heart
Rado
Centrix Automatic Open Heart
2,100 USD
Rado Hyperchrome Classic Automatic Diamonds
Rado
Hyperchrome Classic Automatic Diamonds
2,550 USD
Rado DiaMaster
Rado
DiaMaster
3,050 USD
Rado Integral
Rado
Integral
2,450 USD
Rado Ceramica
Rado
Ceramica
2,250 USD
Rado Captain Cook
Rado
Captain Cook
2,000 USD
Rado Centrix
Rado
Centrix
1,700 USD
Rado Centrix
Rado
Centrix
3,250 USD
Rado Coupole Classic
Rado
Coupole Classic
1,250 USD
Rado HyperChrome Classic
Rado
HyperChrome Classic
2,100 USD
Rado DiaMaster
Rado
DiaMaster
2,750 USD
Rado Florence
Rado
Florence
1,100 USD
Rado HyperChrome
Rado
HyperChrome
4,600 USD
Rado True
Rado
True
2,100 USD
Rado Coupole Classic
Rado
Coupole Classic
1,650 USD
Rado Centrix Automatic Open Heart
Rado
Centrix Automatic Open Heart
2,200 USD
Rado True Thinline Les Couleurs™ Le Corbusier
Rado
True Thinline Les Couleurs™ Le Corbusier
2,100 USD
Rado HyperChrome
Rado
HyperChrome
4,000 USD
Rado True Thinline
Rado
True Thinline
2,400 USD
Rado True Square Automatic Open Heart
Rado
True Square Automatic Open Heart
2,350 USD
Rado Captain Cook
Rado
Captain Cook
2,100 USD
Rado True
Rado
True
2,050 USD
Rado Coupole Classic
Rado
Coupole Classic
1,700 USD
Rado Captain Cook
Rado
Captain Cook
2,000 USD
Rado True
Rado
True
2,100 USD
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History of Rado

Brothers Fritz, Ernst, and Werner founded the Schlup & Co. watchmaking factory in 1917 in a converted area of their parents’ house. This humble workshop would later become what we know today as Rado. Even though they started very modestly, by the end of World War II, the factory was among the world’s largest producers of watch movements.

It was only in the 1950s that Schlup & Co. started selling watches under the Rado brand name. The iconic Golden Horse collection made its première in 1957, and the Green Horse collection followed in 1958. At the end of the decade, Rado was a truly international brand present in over 61 countries.

Use of Ceramic in Watches

In 1986 the Rado Integral revolutionized the watch industry with its use of scratch-resistant high-tech ceramic in the bracelet.

Rado continued the use of high-tech ceramics in the 90s, a material that now defined them. The Rado Ceramica wowed the watch industry in 1990 with its integrated watch case and bracelet made of high-tech ceramic and sapphire crystal. Launched in 1993, the Rado Sintra was their first watch made of cermet, a titanium-based ceramic mixed with metal. In 1998 the Ceramica was the first Rado watch chosen to feature plasma high-tech ceramic, an enthralling combination of color and materials that emits a metallic glow without the use of any metal at all.

The True Thinline was launched in 2011, an ultra-slim ceramic timepiece measuring only 5 mm. The sporty Rado Hyperchrome followed in 2012, based on the True Thinline’s case but forgoing stainless steel in favor of a svelte monobloc case. In 2015 Rado added a chocolate brown high-tech ceramic to their high-tech ceramic color palette.

Rado and Tennis

When you hear Rado, you most probably will think of tennis. Rado began sponsoring international tournaments over 20 years ago. They are the Official Timekeeper of 12 international tournaments and feature their signature corner clocks on clay, grass, and hard courts. 

In 2015, Rado launched the Rado YoungStar program, designed to support up and coming young tennis players such as Australian Ashleigh Barty or Frenchman Ugo Humbert.

Who Owns Rado?

Rado is part of the Swatch Group. They are based in Lengnau, Switzerland, and manufacture an estimated 500’000 watches a year.

Fun Fact

Rado produced the world’s first scratch-resistant watch, the Diastar 1, in 1962. It is also the world’s hardest watch earning it a place in the Guinness world record books.

Rado Collections

  • Captain Cook

  • Golden Horse

  • True Square

  • True

  • True Thinline

  • HyperChrome

  • HyperChrome Classic

  • DiaMaster

  • Coupole Classic

  • Coupole

  • Centrix

  • Ceramica

  • Integral

  • Tradition

  • Florence

  • DiaStar Original

  • HyperChrome 1616