Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic, a balance between tradition and contemporaneity

News — 30 June 2021

The Captain Cook Ceramic is presented for the first time in a case size of 43mm and in four versions.

Tradition, research and development are the key words that characterise the new Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic from Rado. The Swiss watchmaker's iconic watch was first introduced in the 1960s, inspired by Captain James Cook, an 18th century British explorer and navigator who discovered the Hawaiian Islands.  


It is a watch that encapsulates Rado's DNA and reveals its mechanical and design quality: such as Rado’s innovative high-tech ceramic monobloc case construction, scratch-resistant and hypoallergenic high-tech ceramic, powered by the premium Rado calibre R734 featuring a NivachronTM hairspring. The innovative NivachronTM hairspring provides an advantage in everyday life by protecting the timepiece from magnetic fields.


Read also: Rado - The Original Captain Cook


For the first time the Captain Cook Ceramic is presented in a case size of 43mm, and in four versions. A first version in black high-tech ceramic case and bracelet with a hardened stainless steel turning bezel and black high-tech ceramic insert; a second model holds this same case and dial but is offered with a rubber strap for those who prefer a more casual look; a third version is offered similarly in black high- tech ceramic case and bracelet but with contrasting rose gold coloured PVD coated stainless steel turning bezel, and black high-tech ceramic insert. Followed by the fourth model, a highly distinct plasma high-tech ceramic case and bracelet, with hardened stainless steel bezel, and blue high-tech ceramic insert.


From a technical point of view, all models are powered by the Rado calibre R734 characterised by a strong 80 hours power reserve, and up to 30 bar (300m) water resistance. The dial and case back are stunningly crafted in black tinted sapphire crystal allowing its wearer to explore and admire the inner workings of the skeletonised movement in a subtle manner, whilst still proving to be legible. As the triangle on the bezel, the indexes, and the classic Captain Cook chunky arrow hands on the dial are filled with white Super- LumiNova® providing clear visibility in the dark. This magnificent sapphire dial is also home to the iconic Rado rotating anchor at 12 o’clock, and is protected by a chevé box sapphire crystal.


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