BY DHANANJAY PATHAK

Rado took the watch fraternity by surprise when it introduced a faithful modern rendition of the Captain Cook, the brand’s dive watch from 1962. While the watch pleased many with it’s true to original aesthetics, it came with a small caveat: It was either too small (37mm variant) or too large (45mm) leaving people wanting for more. So, to address this issue and fill the void between the two sizes Rado recently launched a new 42mm version of the Captain Cook and today we are looking at the green dial variant of this watch.

Not so long ago a nice shade blue was considered a refreshing change amidst the sea of watches with black dial that exists out there. But people today are more willing to take their chances and try something unique and brands are responding well by producing watches such as the Rado Captain Cook featured here. The dial on this watch has been rendered in a rich shade of green and is a visual treat courtesy of the fume treatment. It starts with a lighter tone at the center and gradually darkens moving outwards to finish with an almost blackish color at the outer periphery. Apart from the change in color, the dial layout remains virtually unchanged. You still have the chunky printer hour markers (painted in white), the bold broad arrow handset and a red date wheel, all of which combine to offer the wearer a delectable vintage-inspired experience.

The case on this watch is made from 316l stainless steel and measures a nice and modern 42mm in diameter. Design-wise the case remains the same as the previously released versions and is characterized by sharp angular lugs and a stadium-style ceramic bezel on top, which in this instance has been presented in green to match the color of the dial. The front also features a highly domed sapphire crystal that mimics the look of acrylic crystals found on watches from the past and gives the watch a nice retro vibe.

Flipping the watch over you will find a closed case back which has been nicely decorated with embossed motifs of stars and sea dragons. The case is water-resistant to 200 meters which ensured by the screw-down crown at 3. Driving the watch is the ETA caliber C07.611. This is an automatic movement that operates at a frequency of 3 Hz and offers a power reserve of 80 hours.

Coming with a distinctive green colorway, exhibiting oodles of vintage charm and packaged inside a great wearable size, the Rado Captain Cook Green is ready to become a success story for the brand. The watch would be available to purchase on either a brown leather strap or beads of rice bracelet and would retail for USD 2,000.

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