Delicate but bold, flowing but sharp, avant-garde but ready-to-wear, all these describe Marina Hoermanseder’s designs. The award-winning French-Austrian designer known for her feminine but audacious collections has collaborated with the Master of Materials to create a timepiece for the confident and daring women of today: Rado Captain Cook x Marina Hoermanseder.
The substance of eternity meets spunky design
After years of exploring timeless materials of extraordinary strength and enticing mystery, Swiss watchmaker Rado launches a new line to celebrate women, and femininity in its myriad forms. The master of unusual substances is teaming up with the profoundly original (and of decidedly unusual substance) French-Austrian designer Marina Hoermanseder for a brand-new version of its Captain Cook timepiece — an exquisitely bold and totally empowering piece of watchmaking elegance. Buckle up for the ride, for Marina loves experimenting with colour, forms and materials, and this latest Rado brings together what she loves best — upbeat, breathtaking design — around a state-of-the-art movement and timepiece by the famous Swiss brand.
Strength, bravery and originality have been hallmarks of the feminine universe since time began. Rado has chosen to underline those timeless values alongside Marina Hoermanseder, in a statement of great uniqueness, joyful celebration and truly affirmed personality.
The new and stylish 37 mm timepiece features some of Marina’s signature elements, such as her trademark buckle and leather strap in expressive and exuberant pink, with a matching cylindrical watch case adorned with the Marina Hoermanseder logo. The watch is at once graceful and powerfully feminine, marked with Marina’s all-inclusive, daring creativity that has charmed many top celebrities, from Lady Gaga to Paris Hilton. Clearly, as women, they are shining examples of character, originality and courage, aspects that Rado wishes to highlight in its collaboration with the dynamic, multi-faceted designer. Additionally, the new timepiece is a marvellous occasion to show the brand’s own long-term watchmaking artfulness, with exquisite details such as the rose-gold-coloured elements in the hands, indices and case.
In respect of women’s preference for a range of choices, the new Rado is delivered with three watch straps, in pink, black and an original, extra-long version, also pink, meant to go twice around the wrist. This smart arrangement allows the watch and MH buckle to end up on the same side of the wearer’s arm, a neat and playful touch. The straps are all equipped with EasyClip fittings to allow for quick change, in harmony with the wearer’s predisposition or mood of the moment. It’s all very stylish, with just the right amount of bling, and the various components find a safe home in the handsome pink carrying case, also equipped with buckle closures.
Immerse yourself — indeed up to 100 metres — in the playful, spunky world of the new Rado Captain Cook x Marina Hoermanseder.
About Marina Hoermanseder
Marina Hoermanseder founded her Berlin-based label in 2013. Since then, the French-Austrian designer’s work has shown bold, innovative character combining high artisanal sophistication and eccentric yet elegant designs.
The designer’s career began with a successful internship at Alexander McQueen and her designs have since attracted attention at various Fashion Weeks around Europe. Item by item, Marina Hoermanseder has become a favourite for many Hollywood celebrities, with Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Kylie Jenner, Paris Hilton, Nicki Minaj and others wearing her designs. Her great skill at playing between the avant-garde and ready-to-wear attitudes is unique, and sure to continue driving her extravagant aesthetic forward, in years to come.
Rado Captain Cook x Marina Hoermanseder Technical Specifications and Price
• Rado calibre R763
• 80 hours power reserve
• Rose gold coloured PVD coated stainless steel case & turning bezel with polished white high-tech ceramic insert, with laser engraved rose gold coloured metallised numbers and markers • Water resistant to 10 bar (100m)
• ∅ 37mm
• White, rose gold coloured applied indexes with vintage style Super-LumiNova®
• 8 diamonds, Top Wesselton
• Rose gold coloured moving anchor symbol with rose gold coloured backplate
Three leather straps with EasyClip system in a branded pink pouch
• Pink leather, rose gold coloured PVD coated stainless steel buckle
• Black leather strap, rose gold coloured PVD coated stainless steel buckle
• Pink double tour leather NATO strap, with Marina’s Trademark buckle in rose gold coloured PVD coated stainless steel with her engraved signature on buckle and name on loop
• 2.620 €