RADO

Rado is a Swiss watch brand. Rado's predecessor, Schlup Co., was founded in 1917 who then formed Rado in the 1950s. When the Rado Diastar watch hit the market in 1962 the brand increased the watch sales significantly as the Rado Diastar was the first scratch-resistant timepiece - it is still in production and available today. Since then Rado has experimented with a number of technologies and materials, among them tungsten, titanium, sapphire crystal and lanthanum. Since 1968 Rado belongs to what is today know as Swatch Group (formerly ASUAG, SSIH, SMH). The Rado watches price list ranges from below $1,000 to more than $200,000. Popular models are the Rado Jubile waches, Rado Ceramica, Rado Pezdir. Typically Rado watches for sale are available at large retailers with Radio watches for men being the product line with higher sales, although there are a number of Rado watches for women. Rado Jubile watches are among the more popular watches in their respective price range. WatchTime covers Rado watch news, Rado blog posts, Rado watches updates as well as Rado watch infos. Included are Rado watches for men, Rado watches for women, Rado men's watches and Rado watch prices. Rado watches are available globally and WatchTime covers a wide range of Rado watch prices and the latest Rado watches.

Baselworld 2015: New Rado HyperChrome Watches (Updated with Live Photos & U.S. Prices)

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Rado is known for coupling sturdy, athletic timepieces with innovative materials and designs, and the brand’s new models for Baselworld are no exception. This year at Baselworld Rado introduces several new additions to its HyperChrome collection. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Top 10 Best-Value Chronographs of 2014

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As watch brands introduce their new models for 2015 at SIHH and the upcoming Baselworld watch fair, let's look back on my annual Top 10 Watches lists for 2014, which I assembled for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. We've covered my favorite chronograph watches and men's dress watches that debuted last year; now I put the spotlight on chronograph watches offering the best value for money. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: My Top 10 Watches From Baselworld 2014

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With the start of Baselworld 2015 just over a month away, I thought now would be an ideal time to look back on my personal favorite watches from last year's Baselworld, first published on my blog, Watch-Insider.com. Let me know if you agree with my choices (listed here in alphabetical order) and feel free to share your own favorites in the comments box below. … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: 8 Watches for Friday the 13th

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As we all try to survive another Friday the 13th, I thought it would be fun to re-post this "Fratello Friday" article highlighting eight watches that have the number ‘13’ in their reference number. It is, admittedly, an unusual method for generating a list of watches, and the results were somewhat surprising; before I started searching for "13" in the strings of characters that make up watch reference numbers, I didn't know what would pop up. … [Read more...]


Vintage Style: Watch Insider’s Top 10 Modern Re-Edition Watches

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The vintage look is having a moment in the watch world right now, with many brands releasing modern takes on old classics. Here, in this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, are my personal choices for 10 of the best of these re-editions that have debuted within the past few years. Many will have you asking yourself if they are old or new. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: 17 Ultra-Technical Timepieces

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On my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I assembled this list of 17 "techie" watches, all released within the past few years, that have most fascinated me in the area of technical innovation and watchmaking prowess. This list of ultra-technical watches will be updated whenever we stumble upon a new extraordinary watch. Here are 17, with photos and very brief descriptions. Leave a comment at the end of this post if you want to add your own favorites. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider Explains the Rado Hyperchrome Ceramic Touch Dual Timer

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Last year Rado introduced a watch that has no crown, in which the wearer activates the functions and sets the time by touch. In my opinion, the Rado HyperChrome Ceramic Touch Dual Timer, with its easy-to-use second-time zone function, is a perfect travel companion as well as a great-looking watch. Discover how it works in this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]


Watches at Wimbledon: Who Wears What

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As many watch aficionados and tennis fans know, some of the Wimbledon tournament's biggest stars are also "brand ambassadors" for some watch brand or other. So which watch will we see on the wrist of the eventual men's and ladies' Wimbledon champs at the trophy presentation this year? We don't know yet, but here's a primer on which tennis players wear which timepieces. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Wish List: 28 Watch Gift Ideas for Watch Lovers

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Many of you are probably considering buying a watch anytime soon, either as a gift for a loved one or as reward for yourselves. In response to the many readers of my blog, Watch-Insider.com, asking me what watch I would recommend, here are my personal selections of watches to give as gifts for your loved ones or for yourselves. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Top 10 Chronograph Watches: Are These The Best Chronographs?

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Top chronograph watches remain incredibly popular, even if most of us don't even use their signature chronograph watch functions. I am no exception; along with GMT/UTC functions, chronographs are one of my favorite complications. For all chronograph fans like myself, I have compiled a top 10 list of my personal best chronographs and best chronograph watches here and on my blog, Watch-Insider.com. All watches are relatively new, either from 2013 or 2014; I will add 2015 watches soon as the list … [Read more...]


Monochrome Monday: New Tudor Watches We’d Love to See at Baselworld 2014

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In Last Week's "Monochrome Monday" post, the Monochrome team gave you our ideas on what could (and, in our opinion, should) be Rolex’s new models at the upcoming Baselworld fair. Tudor, having been in the shadow of its big-brother brand Rolex for several decades, has been mounting a rather successful comeback in recent years. Tudor did so by brilliantly resurrecting vintage models from its past and adding modern twists. Much like its big brother, Tudor guards its secrets carefully, especially … [Read more...]


Audio: 14 Watch Executive Interviews from SIHH 2014 (Updated)

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At this year's SIHH in Geneva, I spoke with 14 important figures, from 13 luxury watch brands, about the timepieces unveiled at the show and what each brand has in store for 2014. Follow the links below to hear the audio from these interviews, all conducted for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]


Review: 9 iPad Apps for Watch Aficionados

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Though tablets such as the iPad arrived on the market just a few years ago, it is already difficult to imagine our lives without them, and the world of apps that complement them. But have you ever thought about how a tablet app could help you choose your next watch, or even help enhance your passion for watches in general? … [Read more...]


Top 20 Swiss Chronometer Watch Brands: Rolex Leads the Pack

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Here, we examine data from COSC that reveals the top 20 Swiss watch brands by number of COSC chronometer certificates issued to them in 2012. An interesting list for fans of swiss made watches. … [Read more...]


What Watch is Mets Ace Matt Harvey Wearing?

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New York Mets ace Matt Harvey recently pitched his first career shutout against the Colorado Rockies, adding to an already impressive resume. He's also, apparently, become something of a watch enthusiast. … [Read more...]


So What Watch Was Nik Wallenda Wearing?

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TV viewers were glued to the Discovery Channel this past Sunday night, as daredevil Nik Wallenda set another Guinness World Record (his seventh) by walking across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope. … [Read more...]


Million Dollar Club 2012: Watch Advertising at All-Time High

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In an exclusive report in the upcoming May-June issue of WatchTime, we reveal which watch brands are spending the most on advertising in 2012, a record year for watch-company ad spending, and we provide a complete list of the 60 brands that spent more than $1 million on ads. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider Interviews Rado CEO Matthias Breschan

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At watch-insider.com, WatchTime contributor Alexander Linz has posted an audio interview with Rado CEO Matthias Breschan, discussing the brand's latest offerings, it's upcoming appearance at Baselworld, and Rado's relationship with the sport of tennis. … [Read more...]


Kobe Bryant Joins Hublot’s Roster of All-Star Athletes

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Hublot continues its domination of the sports world with the signing of all-star Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant as its newest "brand ambassador." Like other high-profile athletes in Hublot's stable, including fellow NBA star Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat, Olympic runner Usain Bolt, and soccer star Diego Maradona, Bryant will lend his name to a limited-edition Hublot timepiece. … [Read more...]


Rado Airs Andy Murray TV Commercial

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Rado has launched its first television commercial, which aired internationally yesterday, starring last year's U.S. Open Men's Champion and Rado brand representative Andy Murray. The commercial, shot in Miami, shows Murray testing the scratch-resistance of his watch, the Rado HyperChrome Chronograph, in a variety of training activities. The commercial, which will debut on the Tennis Channel on March 22nd, will also run on CBS during the Ladies' final and Men's final of the Sony Open on … [Read more...]