Rado’s Captain Cook Automatic dive watch collection is downright impressive for anyone in the market for a fit-for-purpose dive watch on a budget.
What’s more, it’s got a great amount of heritage — Rado has actually used the Captain Cook moniker since 1962.
But these modern iterations aren’t resting on the laurels of their forefathers, they’re packing an aesthetic and technical blow that is hard to beat in the price bracket.
For example, all of the watches feature glossy, vibrant dials that do a wonderful job of catching the light, offering wearers a charismatic, almost multifaceted personality.
And the inwardly concave bezels, which adorn the svelte 42mm stainless steel cases, are capped with ceramic inserts, ensuring a superior level of scratch and fade resistance.
Housed inside the svelte cases, which measure just 12.1mm thick, you’ll find another boon of the Captain Cook — its movement.
All of the Rado Captain Cooks are powered by ETA’s monolithic C07 self-winding movement, which offers a staggering 80 hours of power reserve and a robustness and reliability that is only to be expected of a movement manufacturer like ETA.
These timepieces are also more than capable of hanging with some much more expensive dive watches when it comes to performing at the deep end of the pool.
Thanks to things like a screw-down crown and case-back, the Captain Cook Automatics offer 200 metres of water resistance.
So, if you’ve got a penchant for wearing your watches in H2O, you could do a lot worse than Rado’s capable Captain Cook.
Rado Captain Cook Automatic pricing:
The Rado Captain Cook Automatic collection is priced from $2900 AUD.
Made in partnership with Rado. However, the opinions expressed in this article are our own in accordance with our Editorial Policy.