Globally recognised, Rado was founded by brothers Fritz and Ernst Werner in Lengnau, Switzerland in the early 1950’s although the brothers owned The Schlup & Co watch making factory in the early 1920’s, it wasn’t till the 1950’s when the iconic Rado watch was born.
The Rado Captain Cook collection was first launched in 1962 when they unveiled their first diving watch. The core collection of Captain Cook watches have already proven to last a lifetime, meaning every collection from then on has been an adaptation of an icon with top of the range movements, materials and features.
The natural choice for explorers, the Captain Cook collection offers a vintage feel with a mix of modern materials to ensure it’ll stand the test of time. With many exclusive collections and collaborations the latest Rado Captain Cook collection is sure to be their finest.
Previous generations of the Rado Captain Cook watch have included the use of High-Tech Ceramic, 80 hours worth of power reserve, specific mechanical movements, as well as their iconic vintage look. The last Captain Cook timepiece is highly anticipated and we can’t wait to unveil it to you!
Rado have teamed up with Britain’s number one tennis player, Cameron Norrie to bring you their most exquisite Captain Cook collection yet. Rado have been supporting tennis for over four decades and the brand has even sponsored some of the most prestigious tennis tournaments.
This new and exclusive Rado Captain Cook timepiece boasts a Rado calibre R763, automatic, 25 jewels, 3 hands, and a red printed date at 3 o’clock, 80-hour power reserve, and antimagnetic Nivachron ™ hairspring and exceeds standard test requirements from 3 to 5 positions for higher accuracy. The case is matt plasma high-tech ceramic with a polished hardened stainless steel turning bezel, with a sunray blue dial and a sapphire crystal anti-reflective coating on both faces.
An exclusive interview with Norrie explains why he is so excited for this collaboration.
What is your relation to time / watches?
“Time plays a role in almost everything I do. I keep a close eye on it, and I like to wear a watch to keep track of my schedule. And there’s timekeeping during a match, I’m aware of the clocks. Even more important, though, is timing, which is different. It’s being able to know the right moment to do something, on court or off. It’s more a feeling than anything scientific or having to do with measurement. You just know when the time is right to do something different. A change of pace, a shot that can surprise your opponent”.
What is it like working with Rado?
“It’s pretty easy-going. We have a good relationship, and I appreciate the support. I feel like they’re on my team. I’m also a fan of watches, and it’s a pleasure to be associated with a Swiss watchmaker everyone knows.
Which one is your favourite Rado watch?
“That’s a tough one. I settle on one of them for a while, but then another great one catches my eye. So my favourite is the one that I’m wearing at any given time”.
To shop the brand new Rado Captain Cook X Cameron Norrie collection, head online to House of Watches and get Swiss luxury and precision all in one stunning timepiece.