Rado Has Mastered the Art of Ceramic with its Latest Captain Cook Watch

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Thanks to their form-follows-function design and tough construction, dive watches like the original 1962 Rado Captain Cook have become respected design icons in the 21st century. Like any good designer, however, Rado never stops finding ways to improve upon its creations.

The latest example of this is the new Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic, which advances key aspects of its design while remaining connected to the original. The new Captain Cook keeps the clean lines and distinctive sword and arrow hands of the 1962 version, but reimagines the 43 mm case in light, scratch-resistant, hypoal­lergenic ceramic. The movement, too, is improved, with a Nivachron hairspring that’s resistant to magnetic fields, an 80-hour power reserve, and finely decorated components visible through a black-tinted sapphire dial. It’s a stylish and functional tool for modern life, but that was as true 50 years ago as it is today. From $4,320.

Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic
Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic dial