Rado originally dispatched the Captain Cook MKII diver’s watch in 1962. This model offered a momentous 22 bar (220 mt/720 feet) water resistance and was equipped with an inner turning bezel fit for measuring as long as 80 minutes of passed dive time.
The Captain Cook MKII makes now a comeback retaining the original highlights, including waterproofness, while adding important upgrades.
The appearance of the watch is unequivocally characterized by its red and white inner bezel, regular hued Super-LumiNova dabs and rhodium shaded hands and indices which contrast the matt dark dial. All secured by a container molded sapphire gem with anti-reflective coating on the two sides.
The 37 mm x 40.6 mm x 14.3 mm polished stainless steel case has screw-down crowns. The screw-down case back is upgraded by three stepped seahorses and the individual numbering of every timepiece.
The Captain Cook MKII is controlled by the 4 Hz ETA C07.611 automatic development which ensures as long as 80 hours of force hold.
A component that will be highly appreciated, the MKII comes with a simple change tie framework which permits the wearer to quickly change between the seven-column ‘rice grain’, polished stainless steel wristband and the dark NATO tie.
A limited edition of 1962 pieces, the Rado Captain Cook MKII Ref. 763.0522.3.015 has a price of Euro 2,110/US$ 2,150. rado.com