Brothers Fritz, Ernst, and Werner Schlup founded Rado (originally called Schlup & Co.) in Lengnau, Switzerland in 1917. Starting in their parents’ house, Rado grew into one of the largest movement manufacturers by the mid-1940’s. Watches didn't carry the Rado name until the Golden Horse and Green Horse collections debuted in 1957. One of the brand’s signature dive watches launched in 1962, the 37mm Captain Cook with a depth rating of 220 meters (unusually deep at the time). Rado is known for its use of high-tech ceramic and the Ceramica in 1990 introduced an integrated sapphire and ceramic case/bracelet. Soon after, the Sintra debuted with a cermet case, a blend of titanium and ceramic. Today’s collections represent the best of the brand’s past with mid-range dive, sport, and dress watches for men and women.