Rado's Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Is a Bold Statement Piece

With a unique material treatment, skeletonized dial and two-tone design, you won't see another watch like it.

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Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic

In 2017, Rado released a remake of its 1962 Captain Cook watch that had horologists swooning. The brand's latest spin on that watch, the Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic, upgrades the modern classic timepiece with bold aesthetics and high-end materials. The star of the show, of course, is the case and bracelet, which are made of lightweight, scratch-resistant High-Tech Ceramic. But there’s a lot more to look at here, including a tinted box-shaped sapphire crystal and a skeletonized dial that shows off a beautiful automatic movement. Here are some of the notable details on this show-stopping watch.


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Innovative Materials

The Captain Cook’s High-Tech Ceramic monobloc case construction is lightweight, scratch-resistant and hypoallergenic. Its bracelet is made of the same High-Tech Ceramic and titanium. A watch made out of this material is singular, lending an entirely different heft and feel to the watch on the wrist. Your watch friends will be begging for some wrist time.

Hours of Power

The watch’s power comes from its super long-lasting Rado calibre R734 movement, which features an antimagnetic NivachronTM hairspring and has a whopping 80-hour power reserve. That means you can take it off for a long weekend spent inland and not worry about winding it when you strap it on for your next dive (or trip to the cocktail bar).

Skeletonized Style

So the High-Tech Ceramic is the star, but a skeletonized dial is what gets the eyes blinking here. And it’s not just one cutaway look: the new Captain Cook comes in four options that cover lots of style ground, including a blacked-out look on either a bracelet or a rubber strap, a blue colorway and a feeling-yourself two-tone look. Take your pick.

Price: $3,300+


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