There are many theories and no definitive answers, however Rado name was first registered back in 1928. Rado means ‘wheel’ in Esperanto – an international language whose foundations were laid in 1887 to unite speakers of different European languages. The gear wheel was one of the essential elements produced at the Schlup & Co. factory in Lengnau.
No. The anchor decoration is a feature of most Rado automatic watches. It is an independent decorative element and is not linked to the movement or any other part of the watch.