Rado Tradition Captain Cook MKIII Dive Watch Review

Rado Tradition Captain Cook MKIII Dive Watch Review

From the Tradition 1965 to the Hyperchrome 1616, Rado have been spoiling us recently with their gorgeous heritage-inspired timepieces. The new Rado Tradition Captain Cook MKIII Dive watch is their latest release coming this October and reincarnates the 1962 Captain Cook model with some contemporary alterations including a titanium case and unmissable neon yellow accents.

Coming in at a bold size of 46.8mm, the cushion shaped case of the Rado Tradition Captain Cook MKIII Dive watch looks mighty on the wrist while its sandblasted and hardened grade 5 titanium keeps it light and easy to wear. The distinctive shaped case is also fitted with two titanium PVD coated screw down crowns, one for the elapsed time bezel and another to adjust the time and date setting.

The case is fitted with a sporty black textile strap detailed with grey stitching and a PVD coated folding clasp. While still offering some vintage aesthetic, the textile strap seems to give the Rado Tradition Captain Cook MKIII Dive watch more of a contemporary appeal whereas distressed leather might have been a better choice for attracting vintage watch collectors.

The dial of the Rado Tradition Captain Cook MKIII Dive watch is a fantastic reissue of the 1962 design but with a modern twist. The black sunburst finish is decorated with Superluminova coated applied indices and white and yellow coloured rotating internal bezel. The large triangular hour hand and sleek seconds hands are also decorated in yellow to complement the matching coloured Rado anchor signature at 12 o clock.

Turn the Rado Tradition Captain Cook MKIII Dive watch around and you are greeted to a screw down titanium caseback decorated with a stunning seahorse engraving. Hidden behind the grade 5 titanium is the C07.621 automatic movement, an impressive calibre which equips the watch with hour, minute and seconds function and a date and day feature at 3 o clock. The C07.621 movement also boasts 25 jewels and an incredible power reserve of 80 hours all thanks to the lower 3Hz rate compared to the common 4Hz found in most other mechanical calibres.

Although the Rado Tradition Captain Cook MKIII Dive watch may be too contemporary for those wishing the heritage-inspired watch was another addition to their vintage collection, it still does a fantastic job of reinterpreting one of their most popular historic designs. The watch is expected to be released this October at a retail price of only £2,140.00. For more information on the Rado Tradition Captain Cook MKIII Dive watch and where to pre-order your own, click here.

Specifications: Rado Tradition Captain Cook MKIII Dive Watch R33030176

  • Case Diameter: 46.8mm x 48.3mm
  • Case Thickness: 13.9mm
  • Case Material: Sandblasted grade 5 titanium
  • Movement: C07.621 automatic
  • Functions: Hour, minutes, seconds, day and date window at 3 o clock
  • Power Reserve: 80 hours
  • Jewels: 25
  • Vibrations: 3Hz
  • Dial: Black sunburst with Superluminova hands and indices
  • Bezel: Rotating, internal
  • Case Back: Titanium with seahorse decoration
  • Strap: Black textile with titanium folding clasp
  • RRP: £2,140
  • Release Date: October 2018

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