Rado Switzerland

December 9th, 2009

Rado on Wanken
Rado on Wanken
Rado on Wanken
Rado on Wanken

It’s been quite some time since I’ve owned a watch and there’s a good reason for it. I seem to somehow always break the bands. Not to mention I don’t really check the time using the watch, I just use my iPhone. But recently I came across Rado, a Switzerland based, high quality watch company that designs these beautiful watches. I was about to snag one as a Christmas gift for my wrist, but then I caught a glimpse of price tag. Definitely hefty price (a good reason for leaving them off the designers gift list)–we’re talking four digits before the decimal. I’m certain that you’re getting what you pay for and probably a lifetime warranty, but the price doesn’t seem to come down when you put those to mind.

If you decide you want to have a closer look at their collection you can request their catalog. It’s printed in Switzerland and has a really good feel to it. Rado definitely takes their graphic design seriously–one of my favorite things about the Swiss.

Posted by on 12/9/09 in Design, Swiss Design

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  2. Love it, looks great, however the ‘automatic’ version—the O seems a little too far away. Maybe its the angle and the bar between the letters that makes it look wrong..?

  3. It could be the angle and that it’s a close up of the watch hands. I see the purpose of spacing out the ‘O’ and placing the bar there, but you’re right, the kerning seems slightly off. Never the less, they’re beautiful watches.

  4. jos van hugte says:

    Rado Watches are in general made of high tech ceramics, an expensive but very hard material. Advantages are high wearing comfort, lasting beauty and very hard material.
    B.t.w. did you know that the square watch with golden hands is from a series designed by Jasper Morisson?

  5. jos van hugte says:

    also check http://www.radostar.com to check rado’s commitment to design.

  6. Very cool watches. It’s been ages since I last wore a watch, because I also keep track of time using my phone.

  7. Fred Ayer says:

    Forget Rado. My ceramic band broke, lost two links, the top line Rado dealers could not get parts. The watch was sent to Rado Switzerland and came back not repaired. They claim “parts no longer available” but AHA they will sell you a whole new band. Its a JOKE -if they have bands they have to have parts. DONT BUY RADO!!! I am personally sending it back to them as “JUNK’ as it is no longer wearable


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