The new Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Diver is the culmination of decades of research and development by Rado, Switzerland’s well-known “Master of Materials”. This much-awaited model, available in six equally impressive variants, brings together the latest in high-tech ceramic production technics and the brand’s most innovative watchmaking. The new diver is a virile, exploration-inspired 43 mm timepiece with a latest-generation automatic movement, Nivachron anti-magnetic hairspring and 80 hours of power reserve, tucked inside a practically eternal high-tech ceramic monobloc case. Timepiece lovers will spot notable Captain Cook features such as the date window at 3 o’clock with red numbers — a wink to earlier editions — and the box-shaped glass, now in extremely scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both faces. Large, highly-legible hour, minute and second hands are treated with Super-LumiNova for excellent viewing in low-light conditions, along with the main markers and bezel numerals. The new model features ISO 6425 certification (https://www.iso.org/standard/66517.html), a first for Rado, largely surpassed thanks to its 300-meter water resistance. Whether your field of exploration is one of the world’s oceans, thick nordic forests or rugged alpine wilderness, your Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Diver will be a reliable and solid partner, at your side for years to come.
Rooted in nature but developed by keen human innovation, Rado high-tech ceramic is extremely hard but light, lovely to touch, and carries its visible colour right into the core, making it extraordinarily scratch- resistant. The use of a monobloc case adds to the structural stability of the timepiece while keeping its outer dimensions and weight lower, for greater comfort. Visually, well-known Captain Cook features are instantly recognizable: the bold, easy-grip bezel with circular-brushed high-tech ceramic insert, engraved numbers and markers, as well as a triangle in white Super-LumiNova at the 60-min. position. On the flip side, a circular-brushed titanium press-fit case back with two seahorses resting quietly in exquisite relief, adds an echo of early Sixties models and an unequivocal reminder of the water resistance, confirmed by the ISO 6425 certification granted to these exceptional timepieces. Inside, the Rado 25-jewel, three- hand R763 automatic movement exceeds standard accuracy test requirements by a full five points.
The new Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Diver comes in six models, each one with a distinct character, to match the most discerning tastes of true watch lovers. While all carry cases in Rado high-tech ceramic, two models wear black and two wear olive-green, each pair available as either a rubber-strap or high-tech ceramic-bracelet version. Two additional plasma models are available, with matching high-tech ceramic bracelet.
Rado calibre R763, automatic, 25 jewels, 3 hands, red printed date at 3 o’clock, 80-hour power reserve, antimagnetic Nivachron hairspring, 21.600 A/h (= 3 Hz), exceeds standard test requirements from 3 to 5 positions for higher accuracy
Matt black high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction
Polished hardened stainless steel turning bezel with a polished black high-tech ceramic insert and engraved white lacquered numbers and markers, triangle in white Super-LumiNova®
Circular, brushed, black PVD coated titanium case back with 2 stamped seahorses and engraved: “DIVER’S WATCH 300M”
Polished hardened stainless steel screw-down crown
Box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both faces
Water resistant to 300m
Black, lacquered and polished
Applied indexes with white Super-LumiNova®
Black flange with white Super-LumiNova® on every 5 minute track
Rhodium coloured moving anchor symbol with synthetic ruby backplate
White printed Rado and Captain Cook logos mention of 300m / 1000ft
Rhodium coloured with white Super-LumiNova®
Polished high-tech ceramic middle links
Matt black high-tech ceramic outer links
Titanium 3-fold clasp with black high-tech ceramic openers
Matt black rubber
Stainless steel extendable folding clasp Matt black high-tech ceramic cover
43.0 x 49.8 x 14.6 (WxLxH in mm)