RADO Watches were founded by Brothers Fritz, Ernst and Werner Schlup in 1917. The history of Rado began in the small Swiss town of Lengnau when the three brothers Fritz, Ernst, and Werner Schlup opened the Schlup & Co. clockwork factory. 40 years later, in 1957, it became Rado Uhren AG and the first watch collection was launched under this name. It was the beginning of an unusual success story. Rado watches are not just famous for their premium materials but also for their unique aesthetic qualities. Since 1990 alone Rado has been the proud recipient of numerous international design awards.