Introducing: The Rado HyperChrome Captain Cook
This watch gives recognition to a vintage jumper and makes not many concessions to innovation at all.
The HyperChrome Captain Cook depends on a watch of a similar name (short the “HyperChrome”) that Rado made in 1962, and it bears a steadfast and limited likeness to that sweet little jumper. Undertaking a venture like this is similar to stringing a needle, and Rado has done it excellently.
I say this jumper is “limited” in light of the fact that Rado fought the temptation to change much at all on this one, in any event, picking to keep a mid 60s case size of 37 millimeters. The dial markers are as yet printed and not applied, and however they’ve been given a touch of the fake patina treatment, it by one way or another doesn’t feel exaggerated here against the matte dark earthy colored dial with silver rehaut. The red numeral date haggle “Chief Cook” text are consistent with the first as well. The anchor logo on the dial turns as the watch moves, another verifiable Rado brand name. The container molded gem sits high over the dial, looking each piece the vintage part – yet is produced using sapphire rather than weak acrylic, one of a couple of concessions to modernity.
The vintage Captain Cook that filled in as inspriation.
The new Rado HyperChrome Captain Cook.
The bezel turns and needs brilliant markings (once more, consistent with the vintage rendition). In any case, rather than having an aluminum or Bakelite embed, it has one produced using scratchproof fired. The actual case is produced using cleaned hardened steel and it is 11mm thick. The caseback is a strong, screw-down sort with three seahorses engraved on it and the content “One out of 1962” around the border. This is the complete number made in the restricted version, and it’s obviously a reference to the year this arrangement of watches named for the British ocean commander first debuted.
The watch comes on a straightforward earthy colored cowhide tie with pin clasp. Inside ticks an ETA development, the C07.611 utilized in some structure by a few of the Swatch Group brands. It’s a fine engine that brags a great 80 hours power reserve.
The women Captain Cook with jewel markers.
The bigger 45mm titanium Captain Cook.
Rado likewise flaunted a ladies’ variant with white dial and bezel and precious stone markers, and a meaty 45mm rendition produced using titanium with 20ATM of pressing factor opposition. For my cash however, the vintage-propelled model here is the one to have. Rado rushes to say that the HyperChrome Captain Cook isn’t a plunge watch, yet with 100 meters of water opposition, a decipherable dial, curiously large hands, and a turning bezel, it would be above and beyond for shallow reef-combing, particularly while wearing a rattly twin-hose aqualung, elastic suit, and oval mask.
The restricted release Rado HyperChrome Captain Cook will go at a bargain this spring with a cost of around $1,800.
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