Rado is bringing back its classic Captain Cook with timeless materials and a modern-day appeal.

Having been around for a little over a century, the Swiss watchmaker still carries the title ‘Master of Materials’. This is due to the way Rado has revolutionised traditional watches. It introduced various types of high-tech, ultra-light ceramic that can be used in timepieces, giving it a distinctive look and feel.

Rado Captain Cook
The Rado Captain Cook features a beautiful earthy contrast of earthy bronze and lush green.

As for the Rado Captain Cook, it’s a look that has been around since 1962, proving its timelessness even in the 21st century. It’s a watch created to withstand the test of time with its vintage detailing and styling. However, Rado has also made sure to include modern-day features as well to give it an edge in today’s society.

The case of the Rado Captain Cook is 42mm wide and 12.5mm thick, making it highly lightweight yet durable. This is due to the use of high-tech ceramic and bronze, giving it a slight vintage appeal to its aesthetic. In total, it weighs just 79 grams.

Rado Captain Cook
It is only 12.5mm thin, making it highly lightweight yet durable.

The bezel is bathed in a dark green shade with grey indexes, as opposed to the case. You’ll spot the same green sunray shade on the dial amidst a wash of gold from its hands and indexes. There is also a date window display on the 3 o’clock while the brand’s logo rests on the 12 o’clock.

At the heart of the timepiece is the Swiss-made ETA C07 movement, offering up to 80 hours of power reserve before it needs to be worn or wound. The watch is also resistant to water up to 300 metres; this makes it a great watch for when we’re ready to go on our next beach holiday.

The Rado Captain Cook timepiece is available at RM8,163 here.

All images courtesy of The Swatch Group (Malaysia).

Wi-Liam Teh
Senior Writer
Wi-Liam is a geek at heart with a penchant for tattoos. Never without a drink in hand (preferably whisky, gin, or Guinness), he is also a writer by day and a keyboard warrior by night. On his day off, he masquerades as a streetwear and sneakerhead enthusiast while his bank account says otherwise.