Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Limited Edition

Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Limited Edition

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For the first time in full ceramic, apart from the case back, the latest and most innovative Captain Cook yet makes a remarkable entry, with space-age materials throughout and, of course, tasteful stylistic reminders of its proud tradition. Inside, a brand-new automatic movement is sure to tease the heart of true watch lovers, with its finely sculpted, skeletonized platine and exquisite geometry, visual features absolutely matched by the movement’s exceptional precision and 80 hours of power reserve. These workings were specially crafted for this Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Limited Edition, with a production run of only 1962 units.

From its inception, the Captain Cook line was associated with strong character and uncompromising innovation in both design and materials. The latest in the series again breaks new ground, with a full- ceramic rotating bezel sporting a black, laser-etched ceramic insert with bright, bold numbers and markers in stylish relief. Next to the matt-black high-tech ceramic case and its slightly smoky sapphire dial surface, the design shows that uncompromising character so much in keeping with well-known, recognizable Captain Cook tradition.

Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Limited Edition

The watch lover’s eye is immediately captured. The visual composition is rhythmic and strong, between the bezel markers, numerals, and the dial’s large indices behind the box-shaped sapphire crystal so typical of the Captain Cook. The hour and minute hands, visible even in low-light conditions thanks to the Super- LumiNova® treatment and their broad, almost playful shapes, carry the theme onward, for this exquisite timepiece with zero compromise, anywhere. The original Captain Cook has come of age, with the best of its strong visual tradition enhanced by Rado’s Art of Ceramic and truly cutting-edge 2022 technology.

Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Limited Edition

Rado’s ingenious use of a monobloc design allows for a thinner case than one would have predicted, in such a virile timepiece. Inside, a three-hand, 25-jewel, state-of-the-art R808 movement exceeds standard accuracy test requirements from 3 to 5 positions, thanks to its antimagnetic NivachronTM hairspring and uncompromising Rado production technics. The smoky crystal atmosphere carries over into the PVD- treated titanium case back and its black-tinted sapphire crystal window, allowing a treasured glimpse into the exquisite movement’s airy, open, horizontal platine design and its Côtes-de-Genève engraving, as well as the yellow-finished train bridge. Everywhere in the visual design of the new Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Limited Edition, one finds subtle, tasteful contrasts and accents, signs of a product line that has now fully matured.

Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Limited Edition

Rarely does a timepiece bring together to such an extent, modern materials technology and the finest in the timepiece designer’s art, visible down into the smallest detail. Here, even the automatic movement’s oscillating weight echoes the shape of the famous Rado anchor, something that real connoisseurs are sure to notice. Beautifully rounding out the design is a matt-black bracelet in high-tech ceramic, with a titanium triple-fold clasp equipped with ceramic push-buttons. Maturity in the watchmaker’s art, from the Master of Materials.

Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Limited Edition

Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Limited Edition Technical Specifications

Ref. R32147162 – CHF4,400.00 / 4.890,00 € / $4,450.00


  • Rado calibre R808, automatic,
  • 25 jewels,
  • 3 hands,
  • 80-hour power reserve,
  • antimagnetic Nivachron™ hairspring,
  • exceeds standard test requirements from 3 to 5 positions for higher accuracy


  • Matt black high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction
  • High-tech ceramic turning bezel with a laser structured black high-tech ceramic insert with relief numbers and markers, triangle in matt metallised yellow gold coloured
  • Circular brushed, black PVD coated titanium case back with black-tinted sapphire crystal
  • Black high-tech ceramic screw-down crown
  • Box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both faces
  • Water-resistant to 30 bar (300m)
  • Special engraving on case back: LIMITED EDITION N° XXX/1962
  • Dimensions 43.0 x 49.8 x 14.6 (WxLxH in mm)


  • Black, slightly black-tinted sapphire crystal
  • Brushed, yellow gold coloured applied indexes with black Super-LumiNova®, blue light
  • Brushed, yellow gold coloured moving anchor symbol with synthetic ruby backplate Yellow gold coloured printed Rado and Captain Cook logos mention of 300m / 1000ft
  • Hands Brushed, yellow with black Super-LumiNova®, blue light


  • Matt black high-tech ceramic
  • Titanium 3-fold clasp with black high-tech ceramic openers

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