In 1917, the Schlup brothers Fritz, Ernst and Werner established a small clockwork factory in Lengnau, Switzerland. Their factory, which began as a producer of watch movements was soon to acquire a stature of gigantic proportions in the world of watch-making. In 1957, the factory turned out its first range of watches. Henceforth, they were to be known as the Rado Uhren A.G. Recognising the immense potential of the company, the ASUAG acquired it in 1968. Subsequently, it became a part of the SMH Group. In 1998, the group was then renamed as the Swatch.
Propelled by their faith in the unstoppable progress of technology, the Rado altered the face of the watch-making industry. They initiated the use of materials like hardmetal, ceramics, sapphire crystal and lanthanum in the industry. In 1962, the world saw a line of scratch-resistant watches for the very first time in history. This label, the Rado DiaStar continues to be a popular choice among watch buyers. In 2004, the company manufactured the hardest watch on earth, the V10K.
Featuring a minimalistic design for women, the Rado Coupole Bracelet R22851163 watch comes within a round gold-plated case. The light-weight, flexible bracelet is gold-plated stainless steel. An innovative take on the original Coupole Line of 1987, the steel adds durability to the repertoire of the soothing beauty of the watch.
The black dial of the watch on which gold coloured stick indices are engraved, is covered by the scratch proof Rado sapphire crystal. Scratch-resistance of the crystal protects the watch against wear and tear. The sheer simplicity of the watch lends to it a look of neat sophistication.
Rado prides itself on the production of time-pieces denoting accurate time. The Rado Coupole M 22851163 is no exception in this department. It utilizes a quartz movement. Also included is the its water-resistance up to 50 metres, buttressing this beautiful watch against any sort of damage, whether superficial or technical.