• 2010s
  • 2000s
  • 1990s
  • 1980s
  • 1970s
  • 1960s
  • 1950s
  • 1910s

2010s

2013

Rado further develops its use of ultra-light high-tech ceramic, presenting the DiaMaster RHW1 in ‘old bronze’ coloured Si3N4 TiN.

2013

Rado launches the world’s first portable ceramic touch device: the ground-breaking Rado Esenza Ceramic Touch.

2012

The premiere of Nitrure de Silicium, the ultra-light high-tech ceramic in a limited edition series of the Rado True Thinline.

2012

Launch of the Rado HyperChrome, created in a one-piece (monobloc) high-tech ceramic construction.

2011

Launch of the extra-thin high-tech ceramic watch, the Rado True Thinline.

2011

Launch of Rado D-Star; first watch made of Ceramos™, a Rado material combining high-tech ceramic and a metal alloy.

2000s

2009

A design oriented collection; the Rado r5.5, designed by the renowned British designer Jasper Morrison.

2008

The innovative Rado Sintra Gold Jubilé fascinated the world with its new surface made of gold-coloured high-tech ceramic.

2006

The Rado True combined two completely new technologies; satin-brushed high-tech ceramic and decorated high-tech ceramic.

2005

The new collection of the classic Rado Original combines timeless design with advanced technologies.

2002

The revolutionary Rado V10K took its place as the hardest watch in the world. The Rado V10K is made of high-tech diamond, is as hard (10’000 Vickers) and resilient as a real diamond.

2001

The Rado eSenza was the first Rado watch designed without a crown.

1990s

1999

The Rado Cerix set a new standard with its sleek, pure design. Its most notable feature was  its spiral-shaped bracelet.

1998

The Rado Ceramica was the first watch in platinum-coloured high-tech ceramic transformed by a patented plasma treatment.

1996

The exquisite Rado DiaQueen fascinated the world with a unique combination of high-tech ceramic, gold and diamond.

1995

Rado won the innovation prize of the Technology Centre Switzerland for its concept watch, the Rado Concept 1, the hardest watch in the world of it's time.

1993

The Rado Sintra was the first watch made of cermet (titanium based ceramic with metal).

1992

Rado celebrated the 75th anniversary of the founding of the company Schlup & Co.

1991

Rado introduced the first white-coloured high-tech ceramic watch in the Rado Coupole collection.

1990

The launch of the Rado Ceramica designed with complete integration of the watch case and bracelet made of high-tech ceramic and sapphire crystal.

1980s

1987

The Rado Coupole was launched. Its trademark being its dome-shaped sapphire crystal.

1986

The Rado Integral revolutionised the watch industry with its scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and bracelet made of highly resistant high-tech ceramic.

1983

Rado became a member of the Swatch Group.

1970s

1976

The first scratch-resistant watch with a patented case construction entirely covered by metalised sapphire crystal -- the Rado Dia 67.

1960s

1962

Rado wowed the world with Rado DiaStar 1, the first scratch-resistant watch made of hardmetal and sapphire crystal.

1950s

1957

Presentation of the first watch collection under the Rado brand name.

1910s

1917

Schlup & Co. clockwork factory was founded in Lengnau.