Replica Stunning Rado Captain Cook Bronze Patina-Inspired Dial 37mm Watch

This is new Rado Captain Cook limited-edition watch for 2019, which has a dial painted to achieve the bronze patina from a vintage Captain Cook that Rado pulled from its archives. The fact is not instantly clear to see, the ubiquitous red anchor is now done in an actual Ruby background, which was used to designate an automatic Rado replica watch. Actually Rado did this in the early 1960s but hasn’t, for some time currently, particularly in ruby but only in a painted red I think. At last, this limited-edition piece of 1,962 is going to come with a travel pouch and an additional NATO strap and steel Milanese bracelet, along with a strap-changing tool, resulting a rather reasonable $100-$200 more than the existing versions.
When the Rado Captain Cook was announced as a “vintage reissue” with 45mm and 37mm versions back in 2017, I did notice plenty of people were more low-key excited about the smaller version. When I reviewed the Captain Cook I choose the larger 45mm version, but I was surprised at how well the 37mm model wears when I tried this version on. Maybe the partial reason is the fact that it’s not as “undersized” as one might initially infer when you consider the 43mm lug-to-lug size.
At present, everyone has heard the background story to the Captain Cook replica watches ad nauseum, so I am going to just focus on the aesthetics here. The first thing that came into my mind is, “Wow, what a beautiful color on the dial!” In my opinion, the recreating of a patina can often just create baggage that I’m rather not care about. Surely, the marketing department at a company like Rado (owned by the Swatch Group) won’t downplay the vintage piece that inspired this limited-edition model.
Rado uses a very interesting phrase here to describe this watch, a “vintage look for modern time travelers.” You can roll your eyes of course, but these guys have to create some “pitch” like this for every product they introduce. What does this one really mean? In this situation, it’s the vintage aesthetic, coupled with the fact that Rado uses a scratch-proof ceramic bezel that they’re well-known for.¬†¬†watches
It’s the added travel pouch, NATO strap, and Milanese bracelet (plus strap-changing tool) which the Captain Cook comes with that might hook me. With the 37.3mm width, 43mm lug-to-lug, and rather slim 11.1mm thickness, undoubtedly this is a impressively versatile timepiece. The NATO strap is for weekends and fun, the Milanese is for when you want bracelet looks more aggressive, and the leather strap completely works for after work drinks and dinner. And yes, I’m sure it fits under a sleeve, but I think a Patagonia fleece vest is the more ideal work outfit companion, aren’t you?
Certainly, the movement of the watch is not changed and the caliber C07 aka the Swiss ETA caliber C07.611 is used, which operates at 3Hz and offers an 80-hour power reserve. Since the enclosed caseback has the three seahorses engraved, there’s no view of other competent movement. Alternatively, water resistant is to 100M of this watch.