Rado Announces the Captain Cook High Tech Ceramic Skeleton in Olive Green

Last Updated: March 29, 2024Tags: ,

Humanity’s urban expansion sparks a shift in the explorer’s spirit. No longer solely focused on remote wilderness, these modern adventurers chart the courses of cityscapes. In this spirit, the iconic Rado Captain Cook timepiece returns to pay homage to the urban expansion. Its elegant PVD rose-gold highlights speak of the skylines and busy avenues, rather than the misty depths of tropical forests.

Adorned in rich olive hues, the new Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Skeleton stands as proof that thrilling adventures unfold right in the heart of our urban cities. This new timepiece, masterful in its precision and built with Rado’s robust quality, becomes a steadfast companion for navigating the dynamic rhythms of contemporary life.

While perfectly suited to a sporty rubber strap, the new Captain Cook truly shines with its exceptional triple-row bracelet sculpted entirely from Rado’s high-tech ceramic. This material complements the monobloc ceramic case, with a rose-gold colored PVD-treated stainless-steel rotating bezel adding a touch of warmth. Further enhancing its elegance is a ring of olive-colored high-tech ceramic set within the bezel, framing the signature box-shaped sapphire crystal with its dual anti-reflective coating. In true explorer fashion, bold hands and markers coated in Super-LumiNova® ensure excellent visibility under any lighting conditions.

Within this watch beats the cutting-edge R808 movement—a 25-jewel, three-hand automatic marvel. Its antimagnetic Nivachron™ hairspring and Rado’s meticulous craftsmanship ensure flawless timekeeping, even on the most demanding expeditions. Moreover, an impressive 80-hour power reserve offers explorers the freedom to savor well-earned moments of respite before embarking on their next venture.

The Captain Cook’s reverse showcases a circular-brushed titanium case back fitted with a sapphire crystal window. This provides a tantalizing glimpse into the watch’s inner workings, including the skeletonized movement and the iconic Rado oscillating anchor symbol. Durability is assured with the high-tech ceramic case, screw-down crown, and Rado’s renowned build quality, granting water resistance up to 30 bar (300m). Whether you choose the sporty green rubber strap or the exquisitely crafted olive-green, triple-row high-tech ceramic bracelet with its titanium three-fold clasp, this skeleton automatic remains a steadfast companion through every urban or wilderness adventure your distinctive lifestyle calls for.

Why high-tech Ceramic?

Why choose Rado high-tech ceramic? Because its feel is simply unparalleled – that’s why the brand says “Feel it.” This material’s ancient origins hint at its remarkable durability, a testament to Rado’s unwavering title as the “Master of Materials.” High-tech ceramic is remarkably lightweight and astonishingly resistant to scratches.

These qualities alone would be enough to make it great, but there’s more. Ceramic is exceptionally smooth against the skin, offering a luxurious comfort unlike any other material like stainless steel. Whether on a small or large wrist, the feel is natural and elegant. This is especially noticeable in watches where ceramic is used for the bracelet, creating an unforgettably satisfying experience.

About High-Tech Ceramic

Rado pioneered high-tech ceramic in watchmaking back in 1986. This material quickly captivated enthusiasts around the world with its incredible durability, scratch resistance, and surprising lightness. While sharing some characteristics with everyday ceramics, high-tech ceramic is the product of innovation. Through precise methods involving ultra-pure, fine powders of aluminium oxide, zirconium oxide and silicon nitride, these materials are formed and heated to achieve exceptional density and hardness. This unique process is why Rado has earned its reputation –the result is a case with undeniable strength and beauty, ready for transformation into a stunning Rado timepiece.

Further Information
Reference R32150162 (Bracelet) / R32150168 (Strap)
Movement 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
Dial side with nickel-coloured horizontally-brushed decoration, rose-gold-colour brushed
centre wheel bridge, nickel-coloured back side
Case Matt olive-green high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction
Rose-gold-coloured PVD coated stainless-steel turning bezel with a matt olive-green high-tech
ceramic insert with engraved white lacquered numbers, markers and triangle in white Super-
Circular, brushed, titanium case-back with a transparent sapphire crystal
Polished rose-gold-coloured PVD-coated stainless-steel screw-down crown
Box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both faces
Water-resistant to 30 bar (300m)
Dial Brushed grey, grey-tinted sapphire crystal
Brushed rose-gold-coloured applied indices with white Super-LumiNova®
Brushed rose-gold-coloured PVD coating moving anchor symbol with synthetic ruby backplate
White printed Rado and Captain Cook logos
Hands Brushed rose-gold-coloured with white Super-LumiNova®
Bracelet Matt olive-green high-tech ceramic with titanium 3-fold clasp
Strap Matt olive-green rubber, matt high-tech ceramic cover with rose-gold-coloured pushers,
stainless steel extendable folding clasp
Dimensions 43.0 x 49.8 x 14.6 (WxLxH in mm)
Price $4,100 USD / $7,125 AUD (Bracelet)