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  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
  • Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158
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Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158

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From a brand that was initially conceived as a small atelier, to become an industry leader for innovation more than a century later. Rado is a well-respected name that is no stranger to the watch world, producing incredibly robust timepieces that pushes the boundaries of what was achievable with luxury watchmaking with top-class Swiss craftsmanship, revolutionary high-tech materials and outstanding timekeeping performance. While originally founded in Lengnau, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland in 1917 as ‘Schlup & Co.’ by brothers Fritz, Ernst and Werner Schlup, it wasn’t until the brand took off in the early 1950s, selling watches under the ‘Rado’ name we’re familiar with today.

Rado Captain Cook Automatic Black - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158

Ever since its founding, Rado has fostered the philosophy “if we can imagine it, we can make it”, which still holds true today, reflected by the brand’s highly-durable, innovatively designed timepieces. Rado is perhaps best known for their innovative use of technologically advanced materials, being one of the pioneers in the watchmaking industry adopting high-tech ceramics in their watches. Although the implementation of ceramic is widely seen across innumerable watch brands in this day and age, Rado revolutionized the industry with the birth of the Rado Integral back in 1986 with its use of scratch-resistant high-tech ceramic in the bracelet. 

For the watchmaking industry, the 1960s was a booming period of valiant exploration and innovation for countless illustrious watch brands, it was arguably the golden age of wristwatches with watch manufacturers delving into unchartered waters when it comes to design and mechanical engineering. The ever-popular dive watch was certainly one of the genres of watches adopted by many major players in the market; and you’ve guessed it, Rado was no exception. 

True to 60s design

In an endeavour to produce a robust dive watch offering, Rado introduced the first ever Rado Captain Cook in 1962 with its iconic inward-sloping dive bezel and arrow-shaped hour hand, a timeless design that truly aged beautifully till this very day. Named in honour of the 18th century British navigator and explorer Captain James Cook famed for his voyages that accurately mapped out the Pacific, the Rado Captain Cook is a true naval workhorse transcended through time. 

Breathing new life to the 1962 Captain Cook, the Rado Captain Cook Black Automatic - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158 rediscovers the classic case design of the original in a contemporary 42mm stainless steel case with sharp and defined lines. Measuring with a lug to lug distance of 49mm and a case thickness of 12.3mm, these tasteful dimensions allow the watch to sit closer to a 40mm. This is a piece that definitely caters to the masses as a dive watch that wears considerably smaller and more elegant on the wrist than the measurement suggests, thanks to its rather compact lug design and slim case profile. 

49mm lug to lug  for better wearability

Finished impeccably with a predominantly highly polished finish at the top of the lugs and the side of the case, the lustrous case radiantly captures the light to emit a glamorous presence on this wrist. Pairing up with the handsome glossy high-tech ceramic bezel insert, the Captain Cook Black Automatic - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158 absolutely gleams under the light. The watch is accompanied with a 21mm three-link style solid stainless steel bracelet with a secure butterfly deployant clasp showcasing brushed centre links flanked with highly-polished outer links, beautifully complementing the brilliant case finishes. Equipped with a set of quick-release end links, swapping out the bracelet for your favorite choice of straps will be a breeze. In addition, the Captain Cook is delivered in a heavy-duty tan brown travel pouch with an additional set of brown leather and black fabric nato-style straps, a complete package for a on-the-fly switch up in style without the need for additional tools, thanks to Rado’s innovative EasyClip system. 

As a pioneer watchmaking brand implementing the innovative use of ceramic in their timepieces, the Captain Cook Black Automatic - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158 perfectly embraces Rado’s pioneering spirit with a glossy deep black high-tech ceramic insert on the stainless steel 120-click coin edge dive bezel that brings a unique charm to the watch synonymous with the Captain Cook line. Showcasing both a beautiful opulent appearance and extreme toughness, Rado’s high-tech ceramic is essentially harder than nails, while being more eye-catching than steel, boasting incredible scratch and wear resistance that will stand the test of time. 

Superluminova glows brightly in the dark

Underneath the scratch-resistant boxed sapphire crystal is where the Captain Cook Black Automatic - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158 highlights its timeless heritage design, accurately reproducing the classic appearance of the original 60s Captain Cook in a rich sunburst black dial along with the iconic arrow-shaped hour hand and sword-shaped minute hand. At the 12 o’clock position, the freely swinging anchor logo is undoubtedly one of Rado’s most distinctive features, a quirky touch that is simply a treat to see whenever you glance down at your wrist. 

Having the date complication, in a bright red font, resting at the 3 o’clock position, the dial bears a pleasing and uncluttered symmetry, complemented with large proportional luminous hour markers. For a finishing touch, the ‘Captain Cook’ text is printed with the classic vintage font, evoking a sense of nostalgia. 

Screw-down caseback for 200m water resistant

Under the hood, the Captain Cook Black Automatic - Strap Bundle Edition Ref. R32105158 is driven by the Swiss ETA C07.611 self-winding movement based on the ever-reliable Powermatic 80 movement. Featuring a power reserve of a whopping 80 hours, this 25 jewel movement beats at a 3 hertz rate of 21,600 beats per hour (BPH) with hand winding and hacking capabilities. Encased within a screw-in caseback stamped with three sea horses and a screw-down crown at the 3 o’clock position, the Captain Cook is equipped with a capable water resistance of 300m, ready for some underwater ventures.

Being one of the brand’s most prominent line up, the legendary Captain Cook collection from Rado offers a truly contemporary vintage-inspired package that combines modernity with a strong and illustrious heritage to back it up. Rado definitely lives up to being the ‘champion of materials’ with the remarkable use of their high-tech ceramic. While there may be countless watches with ceramic bezels in today’s market, there are simply no other watches just like the Captain Cook, a solid dive watch that has grown to become a true icon in the watch world. 

Specifications

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Maker
Rado
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Movement
Swiss ETA C07.611
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Dial
Sunburst black
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Luminous
SuperLuminova
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Case
Stainless steel, High-tech ceramic
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Crown type
Screwed crown
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Lug width
21mm
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Crystal material
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
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Strap
Stainless steel
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Water resistance
300m
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Dimensions
42mm in diameter, 49mm lug to lug, 12.3mm thick

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