Rado Captain Cook

Bronze and Green Combine for a Great Look in This New Dive Watch


February 23, 2020 Watches By
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Bronze is an established material in myriad watch brand’s lineups, and while green dials have come in vogue more recently, they may well prove to be similarly successful. So what happens when the two trends converge? We’ve mentioned before that the effect is often attractive, and Rado, better known for materials like ceramic, has now given its vintage-inspired Captain Cook dive watch the bronze-green treatment.

Originally released in the 1960s, the Captain Cook was given a new lease on life in 2017, and it quickly became Rado’s watch with the most mainstream appeal. Since then, the Captain Cook has seen iterations in different styles and even different case sizes, this bronze version being housed in a 42mm-wide version, water-resistant to 300m. Its domed sapphire crystal recalls the retro look of acrylic crystals of the past, but along with a green ceramic bezel helps make the front of the watch essentially scratch-proof.

Powered by the automatic ETA C60 with 80 hours of power reserve and featuring a green leather strap with bronze buckle, the Rado Captain Cook Bronze will also come in brown and blue dial versions, each with a price of $2,410.

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