Rado (watchmaker)

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Rado Watches Co. Ltd.
Privately held company (belongs to Swatch Group)
IndustryLuxury goods, Watch manufacturer
Founded1917 as Schlup Co by Fritz, Ernst and Werner Schlup
HeadquartersLengnau, Switzerland
Key people
Matthias Breschan (CEO)
Number of employees
470+ (worldwide)
ParentThe Swatch Group
Rado Captain Cook MK1 1962

Rado is a Swiss luxury watchmaking company founded in 1917 and headquartered in Lengnau, Switzerland.[1] In 1962 it launched the first scratch-resistant watch, the DiaStar. Today the company produces about half a million watches a year with a staff of about 470.[citation needed] The brand is very popular in India and Southeast Asia.