Since 1957, Rado has been producing watches designed to stand the test of time and, since the launch of the Golden Horse in 1958, to stand the test of the elements when water-resistant watches were far from the norm.
Building on this base, 1962 saw the introduction of an early diver’s model that now makes a welcome comeback to the Rado collection in a reimagined version that is true to the look and feel of the original.
The Captain Cook MKII was first launched with an impressive 22 bar (220m) water resistance rating and an inner turning bezel capable of measuring up to 80 minutes of elapsed dive time. The reimagined Captain Cook MKII, retains these impressive features, whilst incorporating a whole lot more.
At first glance the Captain Cook MKII bears an uncanny resemblance to the 1962 original, with its red and white inner bezel and natural coloured Super-LumiNova® dots. On closer inspection however, the matt black dial and sleek rhodium coloured dial elements update the Captain Cook MKII for the twenty-first century.
Durable and versatile, the MKII features an easy-change strap system. This allows the wearer to change between the seven-row ‘rice grain’, polished stainless steel bracelet and the black NATO strap. It’s a feature that makes the MKII a timepiece capable of slipping from on-duty to off-duty in a matter of seconds.
The changes to the new Captain Cook MKII are not only on the surface. The much loved metallised anchor in the dial now sits within a sapphire crystal. Super-LumiNova® painted applied indexes ensure optimum readability in even the most challenging conditions. And, with the quality Swiss automatic movement featuring up to 80 hours of power reserve, the MKII is ready to dive into any challenge.
Model: Rado Tradition Captain Cook MKII Automatic Limited Edition
ETA C07.611, automatic, 25 jewels, 3 hands, date at 3 o’clock, up to 80 hours power reserve
Polished stainless steel
Dimensions: 37.0 x 40.6 x 14.3 (WxLxH in mm)
Screw-down stainless steel case back with 3 stamped seahorses
2 polished stainless steel screw-down crowns
Box shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Thin black metallised anchor in the middle of the sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 22 bar (220m)
Special engraving on case back: LIMITED EDITION ONE OUT OF 1962
Matt black dial, rhodium coloured applied indexes with natural coloured Super-LumiNova®
Red and white inner turning bezel with natural coloured SuperLumiNova® dots
Large rhodium coloured moving anchor symbol with red background
White printed Captain Cook logo, rhodium coloured applied Rado logo
Hands: Rhodium coloured with natural coloured Super-LumiNova®
Seven-row polished stainless steel, rice grain type stainless steel 3-fold clasp
Additional black NATO strap with stainless steel pin buckle