Rado Sintra Watches
Rado Company was established in 1917 by brothers Ernst, Fritz, and Werner Schlup. At the time, the Swiss watchmaker designed watch movements for other brands. After the end of the Second World War, the brand decided to do more with their abilities and introduced its first watch collection in the 1950s. By the 1990s, Rado was an iconic luxury watches maker across the world, mostly for its scratch-resistant timepieces.
In 1993, the brand released the Sintra watch which has a body made of a combination of titanium-based ceramic and metal. In 2010, a skeletonized Rado Sintra was introduced at the Baselworld fair, leaving all the watch enthusiasts present mesmerized by its gleaming curves and visible movement.
History of Rado Sintra
Since its debut in 1917, Rado Watch Company has been a firm believer that every vision is achievable. The luxury watches manufacturer was started in Lengnau, Switzerland by brothers Ernst, Fritz, and Werner. At the time, the company was known as the Schlup & Co. watchmaking factory and it only designed watch movements.
After the end of World War II, the Rado Group thought it needs to do more with their amazing skills and released their first watch in the 1950s. During its 40th Anniversary in 1957, the Swiss watchmaker introduced its first Golden Horse watch which became a great success due to its remarkable waterproofness.
At the end of their first decade on the market, Rado watches were in over 61 countries. The watchmaker didn’t find the achievement bad for a start, although it felt the need to be distinguishable from the other brands on the market.
In the early 1960s, Rado released the DiaStar 1 watch which has a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and hardmetal casing. While it was able to stand out from the rest of Swiss models, the new timepiece set a world record of the first scratchproof watch. This marketed the company even more, while still enhancing its innovativeness.
By the 1990s, Rado watches were now entirely scratch-resistant with their sturdy sapphire crystal and high-tech ceramic casing. In 1993, the watch brand launched the Sintra watch which features a brilliant casing with a combination of a titanium-based ceramic and metal. Simply known as Cermet, the new material is a form of hardmetal which is lightweight and also presents the wearer with an exclusive splendor.
In 2010, a novel Rado Sintra was introduced at the Baselworld watch show, leaving all the fans of the brand with blissful faces. As an upgrade of the original Sintra, the modern watch still retains the ceramic casing but with a skeletonized dial which displays the movement. Yet another glorious breakthrough, Rado installed the skeletonized Sintra watch with an avant-garde self-winding ETA movement which has a COSC certification as a chronometer. The glorious movement is visible on both the front and rear following the clear sapphire crystal set as the back case.
Currently, there are various series of Rado Sintra for you to have in your wardrobe. However, not many stores have the watches as most of the References were limited editions, including even the skeletonized chronometer model. As a collector committed to serving all your precision and stylishness desires, at The Watch Company we have various models for you, including Sintra R13663702.
Rado Sintra R13663702 comes with an excellent black Ceramic case and bracelet, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and an automatic Chronometer movement. Designed to give your wrist a distinctive brilliance, the matte black dial has gold hands and 6 sparkling diamonds used as hour markers.
Apart from the Sintra of 1993, Rado watch Company also created several new watches which all became a hit (as always) with their unique design. At the start of the 21st Century, for instance, the Swiss watchmaker introduced the Esenza watch which has an oval casing for the first time. Alongside with the straight strap, the elliptical case is more feminine, hence, an excellent wristwatch for the queens who cherish modish elegance.
In 2013, Rado watches were now scaling on distinct heights from most of the Swiss brands. The watchmaker launched its first Ceramic watch which has the new touch technology for the setting instead of a winding crown. The Ultra-modern watch is still ideal for the ladies but its glossy casing which now operates by simple touch and swipe has enticed several men. To ensure harmony and balance, Rado decided the year that followed was theirs.
In 2014, the crownless Rado HyperChrome Ceramic Touch Dual Timer was released to the world of men, although some women went for it as well. The hi-tech timepiece has a matte gray high-tech ceramic case and bracelet, alongside an ETA Quartz movement which collaborates with the installed touch system pleasantly. The best part of it, the aviators and the businessmen who are always on foreign lands have the advantage of the Second Time Zone feature. The second time function is set at the six o’clock marker on a different sub-dial.
Well, while most watch enthusiasts have thought Rado designers have already exhausted their ideas, the team left Baselworld 2018 glowing in different colors and designs. Amongst the new series, the Rado True Thinline Quartz now features several colorful models which come with the elements of nature. For the encompassed versions, the dial of the watch comes in either the earthy brown, deep-sea blue or the leafy green. For extra uniformity, each of the version has its Ceramic casing matched with uniform coloring.
For the “earth watch”, for example, the brown diamond-powder-structure dial is coupled with brown polished high-tech Ceramic casing and bracelet.
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