Rado is known for using innovative and state-of-the-art materials for their watches. Starting in the early 1960s, the Lengau-based manufacturer was already beginning to use uncommon materials like carbide and sapphire glass in addition to stainless steel. This continues to be a major area of interest for Rado today. Their main focus has been on ceramics, such as plasma high-tech ceramic and composites like Ceramos, which is made of ceramic and metal. These materials stand out from the pack: They are light, hard, and scratch-resistant while also containing hypoallergenic properties.
Depending on the model, these materials are used for the cases, bands, and even the dials, giving these classically elegant, minimalistic watches a unique appearance.
Rado's catalog is comprehensive and includes elegant dress watches as well as retro models, skeleton watches, and chronographs. They are powered by either mechanical automatic movements or quartz movements from ETA. It's easy to tell which movement type your watch has: Mechanical Rado watches all have a small anchor on their dials.