Rado Captain Cook


An original look from 1962 reimagined for the 21st century. Unveiled in 2021 for the first time in Rado's preferred material: high-tech ceramic.

Charting new territory in vintage watches

The Rado Captain Cook is a natural choice for modern explorers. This automatic timepiece contains a mix of materials waiting to be discovered. Its vintage details and advanced features make it a watch designed to stand the test of time.

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A style statement waiting to be discovered

Day Night
The Fiery New Shades of Exploration

Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Skeleton

With uncompromising character, the new watch brings together the virile, primal forces of the mineral world, into a plasma high-tech ceramic creation of utmost reliability, precision and originality. The new Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Skeleton is a natural for the wrists of uncompromising explorers, in the wild or in urban settings, wishing to celebrate their own uniqueness in a world of intense action, passion and challenge.

Uncomprimising Concept

Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Limited Edition

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.

Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Diver

Whether your field of exploration is one of the world's oceans, thick nordic forests or rugged alpine wilderness, your Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Diver will be a reliable and solid partner, at your side for years to come.

Captain Cook Automatic Chronograph

For the first time as a chronograph, the explorer favourite makes a brilliant return, in updated, exquisite proportions thanks to a unique, slimmer automatic movement, quite a rarity in the field.

Captain Cook Over-Pole

The new Captain Cook Over-Pole Limited Edition is delivered in a stylish brown pouch with a second bracelet, in rice-grain-style stainless steel, quickly interchangeable for a different look, thanks to the EasyClip system.


Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic

The Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic is the culmination of many years of research and development together with the history and tradition of the Rado Captain Cook.

Captain Cook Bronze

A combination of the oldest man-made alloy with modern materials gives the Captain Cook Bronze a flawless physique and looks that can drive others to distraction.

Design Collaboration

Captain Cook x Marina Hoermanseder

Rado teamed up with the 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.

Captain Cook Travel Pouch
One watch three looks

Captain Cook Travel Pouch

Looking for a change? The Rado Captain Cook comes with a leather travel pouch with a selection of additional straps which allows you to change the bracelet or strap quickly and easily.

Captain Cook 37mm & 42mm
Core Collection

Captain Cook 37mm & 42mm

The Rado Captain Cook has already proven itself to be able to stand the test of time and is based on the 1962 original. It is ready to be your constant companion as you prepare for the next chapter in your life.

Dazzling Captain Cook

Dazzling Captain Cook

Versatility, good looks, practicality. Whatever you’re looking for in a watch the Rado Captain Cook is very stylish, with just the right amount of bling.

Iconic Timepieces - Captain Cook

Captain Cook - the modern interpretation of a vintage look

Rado unveiled its iconic diving watch, the Captain Cook, in 1962. As the marketing campaign announced, “doctors, engineers, athletes, deep sea divers, racing car drivers... this is the watch for you.” It featured a pivoting anchor under the 12 o'clock mark – the first appearance of Rado's world-famous trade mark. The anchor was not just an aesthetic consideration. It was mounted on a lubricated ruby bearing behind the dial. When it stopped rotating freely, it indicated that the watch movement needed to be serviced.

For the modern adventurer
Captain Cook 2017

For the modern adventurer

In 2017, more than half a century after the original, the Captain Cook was re-launched in a new and improved form for the modern adventurer. With vintage details and styling true to the original (37mm), and up-to-date features that make it a match for modern wearers, Captain Cook is a watch designed to stand the test of time. The 42mm Captain Cook that followed in 2019 is water-resistant to 30 bar (300m) and has proved a hit with contemporary watch wearers and modern explorers. In 2021, Rado presented the Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic (43mm) and set a new benchmark for the iconic watch in its signature material – high-tech ceramic.

Marina Hoermanseder

A designer's piece

In the same year, award-winning fashion designer Marina Hoermanseder chose to reinterpret the Captain Cook for a striking light rose-coloured timepiece with white high-tech ceramic bezel insert, box-shaped sapphire crystal and a choice of three different style leather straps.

Hrithik Roshan Special Edition

Hrithik Roshan Special Edition

This special edition created with Hrithik Roshan is a modern interpretation of the iconic Captain Cook that was first launched in 1962.

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