Innovative, enduring, hypoallergenic. Only the best materials are approved to produce Rado watches. Hardness alone is not enough; innovation, durability and wearer comfort are just a s important. In 1986 Rado pioneered the use of high-tech ceramic, a material which meets all of these desires. Since then high-tech ceramic has played a pivotal role in Rado watches. They are durable and extremely versatile; in shiny metallic and matte finishes of various colors shimmering smooth or ornate surfaces can be created.