Two years after its last addition to the distinguished Captain Cook line, Swiss watchmaker Rado returns with a revolutionary new design that reinforces its credentials as the Master of Materials. The new Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic boasts an innovative high-tech monobloc case construction and hypoallergenic high-tech ceramic bracelet. Inside, a Nivachron hairspring protects the timepiece from magnetic field disruptions, while the calibre R734 automatic movement features a reworked kinetic chain and lower frequency of 3Hz to offer a truly impressive 80-hour power reserve.
Presented in a 43mm case for the first time, the latest iteration lives up to the legacy of the original Captain Cook dive watches from the 1960s and is water proof up to 300m. Four versions of the Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic is available.
The first comes with a black high-tech ceramic case and bracelet, with a hardened stainless steel turning bezel and black high-tech ceramic insert. A more laid-back version offers the same case and dial, but features a rubber strap instead. A third, dressier option features a stunning rose gold-coloured PVD coating stainless steel turning bezel that is contrasted by a black ceramic insert. The fourth version, meanwhile, boasts a distinct plasma high-tech ceramic case and bracelet, with a hardened stainless steel bezel complemented by a blue ceramic insert.
Both the dial and caseback are crafted in translucent black-tinted sapphire crystal, which allows you to admire the inner workings of the skeletonised R734 movement. On the dial, you’ll also notice the signature rotating Rado anchor logo at 12 o’clock. The indices, hour markers and triangles on the bezel are filled with white Super-LumiNova, ensuring perfect legibility in the darkest conditions, making this timepiece the natural choice for all explorers.