Rado (watchmaker)

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Rado Watches Co. Ltd.
Privately held company (belongs to Swatch Group)
Industry Luxury goods, Watch manufacturer
Founded 1917 as Schlup Co by Fritz, Ernst and Werner Schlup
Headquarters Lengnau, Switzerland
Key people
Matthias Breschan (CEO)
Products Watches
Number of employees
470+ (worldwide)
Parent The Swatch Group
Website www.rado.com
Rado Silver Star, circa 1980

Rado is a Swiss watchmaking company, with headquarters in Lengnau, Switzerland. Today the company produces about half a million watches a year with a staff of about 470 in total.[citation needed]


RADO's leans towards innovative uses of high tech materials in distinct design. RADO has focused on pioneering the use of a number of materials that are unique within the watch making industry, such as hardmetal (tungsten- and titanium carbide which they call high tech ceramics), ceramics, lanthanum and sapphire crystal.[citation needed]


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