aunched in 1962, the first Rado Over-Pole was a huge success, as it hinted at reliable timekeeping at the planet’s polar extremities, under an evocative name. To mark the anniversary of that exploration-inspired timepiece, Rado is launching a new Captain Cook Over-Pole Limited Edition, updated with the brand’s latest technological features, while preserving the “vintage” look.
Characteristic design aspects from the original “Over-Pole Worldtimer” have been modernised, with a high-tech ceramic insert added to the bezel, laser engraving and a box-shaped sapphire crystal, while true vintage essentials have been kept, such as the iconic 37mm diameter and overall style.
The totally-modern workings are housed in a polished stainless-steel case, around which the key elements of the original design are clearly recognisable, such as the inward-sloping bezel with city names, the classic red date-numeral at 3 o’clock and the box-shaped glass, always a conversation piece.
In the reissue, the bezel carries a black polished high-tech-ceramic insert with laser engraving for the city names, and the new glass is sapphire crystal, treated on both faces with anti-reflective coating.
The new Rado Captain Cook Over-Pole will be produced as an exclusive series of 1962 units, with a manual-winding movement that provides an impressive 80 hours of power reserve. The movement, equipped with a NivachronTM antimagnetic hairspring, was chosen for its distinctive reliability and accuracy, allowing the new Over-Pole to exceed test requirements by five full points.
Price (ref. R32116158): CHF 2,400