2013 - Rado further develops its use of ultra-light high-tech ceramic, presenting the DiaMaster RHW1 in ‘old bronze’ coloured Si3N4 TiN. 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. 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. Launch of Rado D-Star; first watch made of Ceramos™, a Rado material combining high-tech ceramic and a metal alloy.
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 is made of high-tech diamond, as hard (10’000 Vickers) and resilient as a real diamond. 2001 - The Rado eSenza was the first Rado watch designed without a crown.
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.
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.
1976 - The first scratch-resistant watch with a patented case construction entirely covered by metalised sapphire crystal -- the Rado Dia 67.
1962 - Rado wowed the world with Rado DiaStar 1, the first scratch-resistant watch made of hardmetal and sapphire crystal.
1957 - Presentation of the first watch collection under the Rado brand name.
1917 - Schlup & Co. clockwork factory was founded in Lengnau.