Presented for the first time in full ceramic, this new Captain Cook timepiece from Rado is a limited edition of only 1962 units.
From its origins, the Captain Cook line was associated with strong character and uncompromising innovation in both design and materials. This new evolution features a full-ceramic rotating bezel sporting a black, laser-etched ceramic insert with bright, bold numbers and markers in stylish relief. With a matt-black high-tech ceramic case and slightly smoky sapphire dial surface, it proudly boasts the well-known, recognizable Captain Cook tradition.
The visual composition is rhythmic and strong, between the bezel markers, numerals, and the dial’s large indices behind the box-shaped sapphire crystal so typical of the Captain Cook.
The hour and minute hands, visible even in low-light conditions thanks to the Super-LumiNova® treatment and their broad, almost playful shapes, carry the theme onward.
Rado’s ingenious use of a monobloc design allows for a thinner case than one would have predicted, in such a virile timepiece.
Driving the three-hand display, the 25-jewel, self-winding R808 movement exceeds standard accuracy test requirements from 3 to 5 positions, thanks to its antimagnetic NivachronTM hairspring and uncompromising production techniques.
The smoky crystal atmosphere carries over into the PVD-treated titanium case back and its black-tinted sapphire crystal window, offering the views of the exquisite movement’s airy, open, horizontal platine design and its Côtes-de-Genève engraving, as well as the yellow-finished train bridge. The oscillating weight echoes the shape of the famous Rado anchor.
The Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Limited Edition watch comes with a matt-black bracelet in high-tech ceramic, with a titanium triple-fold clasp equipped with ceramic push-buttons.
Model: Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Limited Edition
Rado calibre R808, automatic, 25 jewels, 3 hands, 80-hour power reserve, antimagnetic Nivachron™ hairspring, exceeds standard test requirements from 3 to 5 positions for higher accuracy
Matt black high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction
High-tech ceramic turning bezel with a laser structured black high-tech ceramic insert with relief numbers and markers, triangle in matt metallised yellow gold coloured
Circular brushed, black PVD coated titanium case back with black-tinted sapphire crystal
Black high-tech ceramic screw-down crown
Box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both faces
Water-resistant to 30 bar (300m)
Special engraving on case back: LIMITED EDITION N° XXX/1962
Dimensions: 43.0 x 49.8 x 14.6 (WxLxH in mm)
Black, slightly black-tinted sapphire crystal
Brushed, yellow gold coloured applied indexes with black Super-LumiNova®, blue light
Brushed, yellow gold coloured moving anchor symbol with synthetic ruby backplate Yellow gold coloured printed Rado and Captain Cook logos mention of 300m / 1000ft
Hands: Brushed, yellow with black Super-LumiNova®, blue light
Matt black high-tech ceramic
Titanium 3-fold clasp with black high-tech ceramic openers