Rado‘s Captain Cook is presented for the first time in a case size of 43 mm, and in four versions with two types of matte ceramic cases. The first one (Ref. R32127152) comes with a black ceramic case (Zirconium dioxide, ZrO2) and bracelet; the crown and bezel are made of hardened stainless steel, the latter one with a glossy black ceramic insert. The second Captain Cook Ceramic model (Ref. R32127156) comes with the same case and dial but is offered with a rubber strap and folding clasp:
The third version (Ref. R32127162) is offered similarly in a black ceramic case and bracelet, but with a contrasting rose-gold-colored (PVD-coated) stainless steel crown and bezel, and black ceramic insert. It is followed by the fourth and most expensive model (Ref. R32128202), featuring a highly distinctive plasma ceramic case and bracelet (Zirconium carbide, ZrC), with hardened stainless steel bezel, and blue ceramic insert.
All four models are immediately available and come with a slightly domed, black tinted sapphire crystal and applied indexes.
The new Captain Cook is powered by the R734 caliber from ETA, with 80 hours’ power reserve and a Nivachron hairspring. The case is water-resistant to 300 meters and comes with a titanium caseback with sapphire insert. Prices start at $3,300 (R32127156), the R32127152 retails for $3,600, the R32127162 with PVD is $3,700, and the R32128202 with blue bezel insert is $3,800.
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