The Schlup & Co. watch factory was founded by the brothers Fritz, Ernst, and Werner in 1917. Using a spare room in their parent’s house in Lengnau, Switzerland, they quickly became one of the world's largest producers of watch movements. The first time they used the brand name Rado was in the 1950s. By the end of the decade, they had a presence in over 61 countries. Over the years they have innovated and created many distinctive designs, building a reputation of durability and reliability.
Here we have an attractive 1970s Rado Elegance. A 35mm tonneau brushed and polished stainless steel case has a lug to lug length of 35mm and a thickness of just 7mm. The lugs sit under the ultra-thin case for a very comfortable fit on your wrist. Turn the watch to the side and it disappears. On the right side a recessed original crown. A domed oval crystal sits above a silver dial. Applied thin baton indexes mark the hours. Fine pencil hands with a precisely printed Rado logo at 12 and Elegance at 6 complete this minimalist two-hand dress watch. On the reverse, a snap-off case back. Inside a Manually Wound Peseux 7001, 17 jewels, 21,600 beats per hour. The movement has been in production since 1971. It was a base movement for the Omega Cal. 651 and was used by NOMOS between 1992 until 2005 plus many more. The watch comes fitted on its original stainless steel bracelet that flows over your wrist with a signed folding clasp.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original Rado box or paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original stainless steel signed Rado bracelet with a folding clasp. The watch is from Circa. 1970s and is sold in worn, vintage condition, but overall very fair condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.