Rado has launched a brand new collection of Captain Cook watches as part if its new product selection. These watches are more vibrant than vintage and more pioneering than traditional. They combine shapes, colours, materials and an enduring design with modern proportions. Of course, Rado uses the elements that made the 1962 original a success, but also the signature materials that the manufacture has used through the years in all its popular models. The new Captain Cook brings Rado’s milestone moments together, creating a lasting impact.
Shapes have always been important to Rado’s designs and form the basis of this year’s Captain Cook collection. The sword and arrow hands and curved dial are as distinctive as they are authentic, the wedge shaped indexes are luminescent as well as interesting.
The original concave turning bezel now benefits from a durable high-tech ceramic inlay. Rado has been using this material since the mid-1980s. The original Captain Cook had a black dial and bezel. The new ceramic bezel inlay is also black and shines in scandalous gloss.
Typical Rado colours are another element of the new collection. Green, blue and brown versions – colours first introduced at Rado on the True collection in 2016 – make their Captain Cook debut in matching combinations of dials and bezels.
The sapphire crystal, first introduced in the 1960s and now a feature of all Rado watches, replaces the acrylic glass of the original, adding scratch resistance while retaining its bubble-effect box shape.
The famous moving anchor symbol, which is now a feature of all Rado automatic watches, has a new ’60s inspired ruby background. It represents quality and precision, just like it did in 1962. These new models feature the more powerful Swiss made, high-quality C07 movement with extended 80 hour power reserve.
For this latest Captain Cook, Rado has drawn on six decades of experience and breathes new life into an iconic model.