Falling in line with the fashion industry’s latest craving for vintage reinventions, RADO redefines antiquity by unveiling their timeless collection of Captain Cook pieces, Known for its mastery of modern materials, RADO stays true to the Captain Cook 1962 original with the new model, in that the design continues to draw inspiration from a 1970s diver’s style turning bezel and still boasts the distinctive sword and arrow-shaped hands, only this time, the 42mm stainless steel case adds to the timepiece a refreshing, bold touch.
With its renowned Diamaster Ceramos collection and other familiar designs, RADO continues to keep up with the competition in the market. Now, having refined one of their most classic pieces in light of the rising vintage trend, the industry is the Swiss brand’s cabaret as the RADO Captain Cook encapsulates the essence of timelessness and is seemingly made to become a collectible for connoisseurs, a travel companion for the adventure-seekers, and to add a rugged edge to what is otherwise a remastered sophistication.
“If you are looking for a classic vintage watch, this is it!”
– Editor of kingssleeve.com, William Lim
Enamored with the new design afforded to the ever-classic Captain Cook, with the various understated colors available for its dial, be it teal or a stark black, and its interchangeable straps, I personally am impressed at how a watch could be tailored for the variety of modern wearers and still come off as individualistic.
RADO CAPTAIN COOK 42mm (2019)
As the world marches on into a new millenia where technology affords to us convenience that had once only been thought of as revolutionary, the vintage aspects which have been making a comeback during these few years are slowly bringing on subtle waves of nostalgia, and leaves us reminiscing of the good old days when ‘taking it easy’ is an invariably easy outlook on life. Likening such a thought to RADO’s innovative timepiece designs, the brand seemingly treads between the old and the new, and utilizes creativity and unprecedented style in bringing the two together.
The first RADO Captain Cook collection was created between 1962 and 1968, and was renowned for its innovative and revolutionary design, and has since made a comeback not too long ago in 2017, boasting its timeless facade and the 37mm stainless steel case.
Now, in 2019, RADO incorporates modern materials such as a high-tech ceramic bezel insert and sapphire crystal for added scratch resistance, and has refined Captain Cook for the trend-hungry modern wearer with its new 42mm case.
The watch is also powered by a Swiss automatic C07.611 movement with up to an impressive 80 hours of power reserve. The case back of the timepiece has also been engraved with the trademark seahorses that mark the collection. The new Captain Cook is delivered with a selection of the brown leather strap which invokes a vintage style, or a fine knit stainless steel Milanese bracelet for a different sophisticated look.
The Captain Cook has been a revolution since its creation and will undoubtedly continue its reputation for the next modern watch’s lovers.