Only the best materials are approved to produce Rado watches. Hardness alone is not enough; innovation, durability and wearer comfort are just as important. In 1986 Rado pioneered the use of high-tech ceramic, a material which meets all of these desires. Since then high-tech ceramic has played a pivotal role in Rado watches. They are durable and extremely versatile; in shiny metallic and matt finishes of various colours shimmering smooth or ornate surfaces can be created.
Rado introduces Ceramos™
Revolutionary, light and with extreme hardness
Ceramos™ is an evolution of platinum-coloured high-tech ceramic introduced by Rado in 1993. This material made of high-tech ceramic and a metal composite was designed to have the optimal properties of both components. Today Ceramos™ has a unique platinum steel look and is ideal for sharp and edgy designs. It is a lightweight material which adjusts quickly to skin temperature, offering unrivalled comfort levels when used in watch bracelets and cases.
Plasma high-tech ceramic
Plasma high-tech ceramic
Plasma high-tech ceramic gives a striking and mysterious metallic brilliance, in a platinum colour, without the use of any metal. The plasma carburising process is patented and exclusive to Rado and is a form of modern alchemy. Gases activated at 20,000˚C alter the composition of high-tech ceramic without affecting its essential properties. Although only the surface colour of the ceramic is changed as the platinum colour emerges from each piece, it will not fade over time, instead retaining its naturally scratch-resistant shine for years to come.
As hard as natural diamond
Incomparable timeless brilliance. For decades Rado had envisaged making watches from a material as hard as a natural diamond. As a result of scrupulous research and use of cutting-edge nanotechnology the Rado dream became a reality. With its uniquely resistant diamond surface the Rado V10K is certified as the world’s hardest watch.
Rado watches with sapphire crystal
Sapphire crystal is used in all Rado watches. Convex, facetted or flat it underscores their dynamic profile and creates a seamless transition from the bracelet and case to the crystal. Rado’s innovative use of metallisation on the surface of the crystal lends additional distinction.
Watches made of hardmetal
Pure, sleek and robust
In 1962, just five years after its formation, Rado introduced the Rado DiaStar 1 to the watch market, the world’s first scratch-resistant watch. The secret of this creation? Hardmetal. Even today hardmetal remains an important aspect of Rado watches. Thanks to its exceptional hardness hardmetal is more durable than steel, gold and platinum and defies the marks of everyday life.
Fascinating and beautiful
Rado only uses Top Wesselton coloured diamonds.
Rado only buys stones that meet the requirements of the Kimberley process, which prevents the use of blood diamonds.