The history of Rado began in 1917 in the small Swiss town of Lengnau when the three brothers Fritz, Ernst, and Werner Schlup opened the Schlup & Co. clockwork factory. 40 years later, in 1957, it became Rado Uhren AG and the first watch collection was launched under this name. It was the beginning of an unusual success story.
Since its formation Rado has continually fascinated watch lovers all over the world with its ground breaking innovations. With the Rado DiaStar 1 in 1962 Rado introduced the first scratch-resistant watch to the market andnumerous high-tech developments have followed.
Since the 1980s the use of high-tech ceramic became a well-known brand identifier of Rado watches.The greatest Rado innovation to date, however, has been the development of high-tech diamond for use in watchmaking With a hardness of 10,000 Vickers the Rado V10K is the hardest watch in the world.
Rado watches are not just famous for their premium materials but also for their unique aesthetic qualities. Since 1990 alone Rado has been the proud recipient of numerous international design awards.
We also offer watch repairs throughout Kensington.