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Rado’s new Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic

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April 2021


Rado's new Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic

Rado’s iconic model is unveiled for the first time in the Swiss brand’s preferred material: High-Tech Ceramic.

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he launch of the new Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic represents the culmination of many years of research and development at Rado, together with the history and tradition of the Rado Captain Cook.

The further development of the Captain Cook collection in high-tech ceramic is Rado’s DNA in its purest form. It features some of the brand’s most stellar achievements 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 Nivachron™ hairspring. The innovative Nivachron™ hairspring provides an advantage in everyday life by protecting the timepiece from magnetic fields.

The Captain Cook Ceramic is presented for the first time 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.

Rado's new Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic

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.

Rado's new Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic

All the references 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 SuperLumiNova® 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.

Rado's new Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic

TECHNICAL DATA

Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic

MovementRado calibre R734, automatic, skeletonised , 25 jewels, 3 hands, 80 hours • power reserve, antimagnetic NivachronTM hairspring, exceeds standard test • requirements from 3 to 5 positions for higher accuracy

Case • black high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction • rose gold coloured PVD coated stainless steel turning bezel with a polished • black high-tech ceramic insert with engraved white lacquered numbers and • markers, triangle in white Super-LumiNova® • circular brushed, black PVD coated titanium case back with a black tinted • sapphire crystal • polished rose gold coloured PVD coated stainless steel screw-down crown • box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides • water-resistant to 30 bar (300m)

Dial • black tinted sapphire crystal • applied indexes with white Super-LumiNova® • rose gold coloured PVD coated moving anchor symbol with synthetic ruby plate • rose gold coloured printed Rado and Captain Cook logos

Hands • rose gold coloured with white Super-LumiNova®

Strap • matt black high-tech ceramic outer links • polished black high-tech ceramic middle links • titanium 3-fold clasp with black high-tech ceramic openers

Dimensions • 43.0 x 49.8 x 14.6 (WxLxH in mm)

Recommended retail price: • R32127156: CHF 3’300 • R32127152: CHF 3’600 • R32127162: CHF 3’700 • R32128202: CHF 3’800

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