Brand Facts

What does Rado mean?

There are many theories and no definitive evidence, but the most likely reason goes all the way back to 1928 when the Rado name was first registered. The gear wheel was one of the essential elements produced at the Schlup & Co. factory in Lengnau. Rado means ‚"wheel" in Esperanto - an international language whose foundations were laid in 1887 to unite speakers of different European languages.

The anchor on my watch has stopped turning. Do I need to send my watch for repair?

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.