Rado’s Captain Cook is the perfect throwback timepiece that won’t make you look like an old-timer. Based on the iconic 1962 original Rado, the updated watch is remarkably close to the original only with a few major improvements. This new collection of Captian Cook’s is pioneering while still hitting all the classic Captian Cook traits that have kept collectors and watch fans coming back for decades. Available in a few different colors, the green dialed Cook is a great example of the updated look for the 21st Century — a nice refresh from the original blue.
This modern Captain Cook clocks in with a 42mm stainless steel case — a bit bigger than the original and better suited for the modern man’s wrist. But this is far from the only update to make the Captian Cook sea ready for the 21st century. First off, you can take this diver farther, with a water resistance of 200 meters. Like any classic diver, it is outfitted with a screw-down case back and crown. It wouldn’t be a Rado without that classic raised-box style crystal, but now it comes in an up-to-date scratch-resistant sapphire so you don’t have to worry about babying it. The new materials continue with the bezel, which is crafted from high-tech ceramic — which slopes inward towards the dial.
The Captain Cook is powered by a Swiss-made automatic-winding movement with an 80-hour power reserve. This model is outfitted with the original 1960s-style rice grain type bracelet in polished stainless steel — but you can pick from a myriad of strap options and with the EasyClip system you can change the strap quickly and easily whenever it feels right. With all the elements that made the original an icon, the new Captain Cook is still ready for the modern wearer to make it their own.