Captain Cook Goes Green: Rado Ushers in 2020 With Two New Models

Last week, Rado unveiled two new additions to its popular Captain Cook series, the latest models to join to its 2020 collection. The new watches use a new, dark green colorway, with one available in a trendy bronze case and the other in a more traditional steel case — both retaining the same overall design and dimensions of previous watches in the Captain Cook family. These latest models expand upon the many other colorful dial and bezel options offered by the brand, which have included black, lighter green, and deep blue variations all released in 2019.

Taking a look at the two new watches, we find they continue to use the classical design which made the Captain Cook so instantly popular upon its initial release in 2017. At 42 mm, the models strike a balance between the smaller 37-mm models produced by the brand, and the bulkier 44-mm variations of the watch. While the two new models are the same size, the bronze edition uses a brushed finishing on the case, while the steel version opts for a polished finishing. The 60-minute, unidirectional diving bezels of the watches (also produced in either bronze or steel), use a polished dark green ceramic insert with laser-engraved numbers and markers, surrounding the matching-color dial just within it, which is protected under a box-shaped sapphire crystal with nonreflective coating.

On the dial of the new models, we find that the steel version continues the use of a slanted, metallic outer ring with simple black markers for each minute, while the bronze edition opts for a green slanted outer ring and uses simple white markers. Deeper in the dial, both models use the Captain Cook series’ recognizable hour markers, with the bronze edition using yellow accents for its applied markers, while the steel instead uses printed hour markers to determine the time. At the 3 o’clock position on both watches, you’ll find a red-accented date window, which matches the red Rado logo toward the top of the dials. Sweeping over the face are an enlarged arrow hand for the hours, a sword-style hand for the minutes, and a diamond-tipped counter for the seconds.

Inside both new watches is the ETA C07.611 movement, a 25-jeweled mechanism capable of an impressive 80-hour power reserve, making this model easy to rotate in an out of a multi-watch-wearing routine without needing to adjust its time and date after a couple days off the wrist.

The two watches are currently available at Rado retailers globally and directly through Rado’s website, here. The bronze model (Ref. 763.0504.3.131) retails for $2,410 while the steel (Ref. 763.6105.3.031) is currently being marketed by the brand at $2,000.

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