First produced between 1962 and 1968, the Rado Captain Cook was famous for its compact design and distinctive features. Combining both its illustrious past and the implementation of modern technology, Rado introduces the new Captain Cook Automatic Limited Edition which is limited to only 1962 pieces.
True to its 1962 original, the 37mm stainless steel case retained the features of its diver’s style turning bezel, the distinctive sword, arrow-shaped hands, as well as the colour of its dates in red. It is also stamped with its signature seahorses on the case back which were just as present in the 1960s model. The Captain Cook Automatic comes along with three strap selections for switch up –the brown vintage look leather strap, the fine knit stainless-steel Milanese bracelet, and the durable NATO strap.
Unlike its older models, the newest edition is equipped with modern features of a high-tech ceramic insert (you know Rado does this best) for the bezel which offers added scratch resistance and sapphire crystal providing optimum dial protection. Its biggest upgrade, however, must be its modern automatic movement which offers up to 80 hours of power reserve – a modification which wasn’t possible in the 1960s.
The Captain Cook Automatic may not be one to cause a stare. Though what it lacks in glamour, it makes up for in its mechanism – which alone is enough to make an impression to the modern traveller.
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