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Introducing the Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic – a watch for the modern day explorer

The latest addition to Rado's renowned Captain Cook collection, the Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic is chock full of material innovation, cunning watch design, and robustness befitting a watch made for adventure. Here's everything you need to know…

Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic watch

If you’re looking for a watch that has history and character, look no further and check out the new Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic. This Swiss watchmaker, known as 'Master of Materials' has released its iconic Captain Cook model in full high-tech ceramic material, for the first time ever. Just like Rado, this modernised offering means you too can push boundaries in your life adventures.

The Captain Cook was first introduced in 1962 during a period when ever-popular dive watches were on trend. With timeless design and named in honour of the 18th century British navigator and explorer, Captain James Cook, this model has been revamped for today’s gentlemen in mind and updated with qualities Rado is today known for. An award-wining designer with numerous prestigious international prizes to its name, Rado is considered the most forward-thinking design player in the watch industry.

From the outdoors to the end of year’s festivities, the Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic is made to stand the test of time. This distinctive timepiece will look as good as the day you bought it; a trusty travel companion on the craggy peaks of Snowdonia to Mayfair’s finest establishments. The Master of Materials brand brings you the Captain Cook in Rado’s DNA in one timepiece: High-tech ceramic monobloc case construction; promising an un-scratched, resilient and beautiful life confidant.

Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic watch collection
Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic watch collection

The further development of this 59 year old design mixes the past with the present. The Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic debuts in a case size of 43mm, and in four versions to choose from. All references are powered by the new Rado calibre R734 including a Nivachron™ hairspring. This feature provides an advantage in everyday life by protecting the timepiece from magnetic fields. Together with the Rado calibre R734, this is characterised by a strong 80 hours power reserve and up to 30 bar (300m) water resistance.

The new Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic models all feature dial and case backs which are crafted in black tinted sapphire crystal allowing the wearer to explore and admire the inner workings of the skeletonised movement in a subtle manner. The classic Captain Cook chunky arrow hands on the dial are filled with white SuperLuminova® providing clear visibility in the dark.

The first version in black high-tech ceramic case and bracelet with a hardened stainless steel turning bezel and black high-tech ceramic insert is a handsome watch. It is also available on the same case and dial but available on a rubber strap; perfect for those that prefer a more functional or casual look. If you’re looking for something with more personality on your wrist, a third version is available similarly in black high-tech ceramic case and bracelet but with a contrasting rose gold coloured PVD coated stainless steel turning bezel, and black high-tech ceramic insert. You can also opt for the forth model which is a highly distinct plasma high-tech ceramic case and bracelet, with hardened steel bezel and blue high-tech ceramic insert.

Which one will you go for?

The Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic collection is now available to buy on rado.com

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