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Famous for creating the first scratch-proof timepiece using a combination of high-end materials such as diamond and sapphire crystal, and recognised for their innovative ceramic watches, Rado have used ceramic since 1986 and have never looked back. The versatile, strong material is a feature of almost every Rado watch and gives the brand a distinct prestige. This Swiss watch manufacturer's sleek designs continually fascinate watch lovers around the world.


Famous for creating the first scratch-proof timepiece using a combination of high-end materials such as diamond and sapphire crystal, and recognised for their innovative ceramic watches, Rado have used ceramic since 1986 and have never looked back. The versatile, strong material is a feature of almost every Rado watch and gives the brand a distinct prestige. This Swiss watch manufacturer's sleek designs continually fascinate watch lovers around the world.

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A Brief History of Rado

Swiss luxury watchmaker Rado are famous for creating the first scratch-proof timepiece using a combination of high-end materials such as diamonds and sapphire crystal and recognised for their innovative ceramic watches. Rado have used ceramic since 1986 and have never looked back. The versatile, strong material is a feature of almost every Rado watch and gives the brand a distinct prestige. The sleek designs of this Swiss manufacturer continually fascinate watch lovers around the world.

The brand was established in 1917 by brothers Fritz, Ernst and Wener Schlup, and is renowned for producing timepieces with a minimalist aesthetic combined with cutting-edge materials and technology. This ground-breaking watchmaker is a firm believer in innovation and technological developments, something that has allowed Rado to become a brand ahead of its time.

Rado’s history began in Lengnau, a small town in Switzerland, when the Schlup brothers opened Schlup & Co, a clockwork shop. As a trademark, Rado was registered in 1928 and, for the first few decades, the brothers focused only on creating watch movements; they started to sell Rado timepieces in the 1950s. By the end of the decade, they had already become an international brand with a presence in over 61 countries.

Today, Rado is known for their unconventional aesthetics – which have won them several design awards – as well as focus on ceramics, water-resistant technologies and high-tech materials.

When you purchase a Rado watch, you can be confident that you’re investing in a piece that will last a lifetime and more.

Rado Watches: Sophistication and Innovation

From humble origins to becoming an award-winning, internationally-known watchmaker, Rado have always stood by its spirit of innovation without compromising on style and sophistication.

The Swiss brand was using materials new to the horological world before other watchmakers and their earlier pieces showcased that. For instance, the DiaStar 1 was Rado’s first scratch-resistant watch and one of the first in the industry. Synonymous with quality and excellence, Rado stand out for their forward-thinking processes and revolutionary materials, such as high-tech ceramics, CeramosTM and high-tech diamond, which has led them to become known as ‘Master of Materials’. By continuously looking to the future, Rado are able to create increasingly innovative and stylish watches that are amongst some of the world’s most durable pieces.

With a brand philosophy of ‘if we can imagine it, we can make it’, it’s not surprising that Rado is a visionary company that only uses the best materials in their watches. Hardness and scratch-resistance are crucial elements but not enough; on top of this, Rado strives to offer all clients a durable watch that is comfortable to wear and provides an iconic style that will never go unnoticed.

With beautiful and sophisticated designs that draw the eye no matter the occasion, Rado watches will stand the test of time.

Rado Watches at Banks Lyon

Banks Lyon are proud to be official stockists of Rado watches, offering pieces from popular collections such as the HyperChrome and the Centrix to all of our clients. Their state-of-art materials have allowed them to manufacture a vast catalogue of pieces that range from dress watches and skeleton models to retro timepieces and chronographs. All Rado watches are powered by mechanical automatic movements or quartz movements.

With the HyperChrome family, Rado have created a sporty-chic aesthetic with dozens of pieces that have been inspired by vintage models – this line is just as ideal for everyday wear as it is for special occasions. Just like with other collections, they offer a variety of colours, sizes, styles and materials.

The Centrix is also incredibly versatile, so you will easily find the watch that better suits your tastes and personality. The high quality of the materials guarantees that every model will last a generation and then some. The Centrix collection is perfect for those who are passionate about modern design but don’t want to compromise comfort or performance.

With other ranges in their repertoire, such as the Coupole collection, the Integral collection and the Diamaster collection, Rado are truly the epitome of Swiss craftsmanship and luxury at competitive prices.

Purchase Rado Watches Your Way

At Banks Lyon, we are pleased to offer a range of purchasing options when you choose us. All of our products over £500 can be bought on 0% finance and you can choose between paying the total cost upfront or purchasing in instalments. If you prefer the latter option, we have several monthly repayment plans you can select based on a deposit that starts as little as 10%. You can spread the cost of your new Rado watch over 6 to 48 months, depending on what suits you best.

You can, of course, visit our Lancaster and Kendal stores to purchase your watch in person. Our team members are not only friendly but also experienced and knowledgeable, so they will be able to answer any questions you may have about our Rado watches – or any of their features, from the materials used to the movements that power each piece.

As official Rado stockists, we can provide helpful advice when it comes to our vast ranges of ladies’ and gents’ Rado watches, so you can be confident that you will find the right piece for you – with a personal shopper service at your disposal, we are able to meet any requirement you need, whether you’re buying for yourself or as a gift to a special person in your life.

If you wish to learn more about this fantastic Swiss brand or how Banks Lyon can be of service, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by calling us on 01524 381 020, sending us your enquiry, or visiting our stores.