In the heart of a fiery, ever-dramatic landscape, the latest addition to Rado’s Captain Cook collection has emerged, setting the stage ablaze with a daring new skeleton design. This avant-garde timepiece features the innovative R808 movement, a marvel of contrasts, technical prowess, and clever geometry.
Initially introduced in various finishes and Captain Cook models, the R808 now takes centre stage in Rado’s “Art of Skeletonization” series, lending a unique collectible touch to the product lines it graces.
Uncompromising Character & Design
With uncompromising character, the new Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Skeleton fuses the primal forces of the mineral world into a plasma high-tech ceramic masterpiece, boasting unparalleled reliability, precision, and originality. This timepiece is the natural choice for daring explorers, whether navigating the wild outdoors or conquering urban frontiers, seeking to celebrate their individuality in a world of intense action, passion, and challenge.
An Ode To High-Tech Ceramic
The Captain Cook’s plasma high-tech ceramic case exudes exceptional surface resistance and alluring deep anthracite shades, setting the stage for the skeleton variation of this iconic timepiece. The matching plasma high-tech ceramic bracelet, adorned with a series of lighter-shade links at its core, perfectly complements the monobloc case’s superb matte finish. Framed by a circular-brushed plasma high-tech ceramic bezel insert, the watch creates a harmonious blend of tones that reflect the case and the outer bracelet links.
The warm and bright rose-gold-coloured index ring within the rotatable bezel adds a touch of contrast, while the Captain Cook’s signature box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating lends a slightly smoked tint to the glass. The overall effect is an ensemble of delightful plasma grey and rose-gold accents that captivate the eye. The titanium case-back, featuring a sapphire crystal, offers a clear view of the movement and core watch components, and the screw-in crown bears the iconic Rado anchor symbol.
Mastering Materials & Movement
Rado reaffirms its position as the definitive Master of Materials with this fiery new case, forged in an environment where plasma temperatures rival those on the sun’s surface. Inside beats a Rado automatic calibre R808 skeleton movement, featuring innovative geometry and components shaded in various tones, creating a captivating display of intricate details for admirers of complex architecture and precision mechanics.
Special finishing touches, including a horizontally-brushed platine and a rose-gold-coloured minute-wheel bridge, are boldly visible through the wider dial window, delighting watch enthusiasts with their chromatic contrasts. The movement, boasting an anti-magnetic and highly reliable Nivachron™ hairspring, has undergone rigorous testing in five positions and offers up to 80 hours of power reserve.
The intentionally minimalist dial showcases simple geometric indices and hour, minute, and second hands, treated with Super-LumiNova for enhanced readability in low-light conditions. This clean design allows the beauty of the skeleton movement to take centre stage. The trademark Rado moving-anchor symbol features a deep-red background, providing a tasteful backdrop for the logo, name, and water-resistance depth indications.
Introducing Ji Chang-Wook: Rado’s Newest Brand Ambassador
In a surprising twist, the popular South Korean actor and musical sensation, Ji Chang-wook, takes the stage as Rado’s Brand Ambassador. Ji Chang-wook’s rise to stardom began at the tender age of 20, but it was his role as a Korean-American speed skater in the hit TV series “Smile Again” that catapulted him to national and international fame. His versatile acting career spans contemporary and historical roles across film, television, and web series formats. From Emperor Ta Hwan in “Empress Ki” to heart-throb roles in romantic comedies like “Backstreet Rookie” and “Lovestruck in the City,” Ji Chang-wook has become a household name.
Not content with just conquering the world of acting, Ji Chang-wook has ventured into musicals, music videos, and OST recordings, showcasing his multifaceted talent. His latest starring role as Rado’s Brand Ambassador brings him into the spotlight once more. As Rado’s Brand Ambassador, Ji Chang-wook is poised to showcase the exquisite Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Skeleton.
Ji Chang-wook shared his excitement about the role, stating, “I have always been interested in Swiss watches, especially in unique designs and special materials, and I’m very happy to star in my new role as Brand Ambassador for Rado. The Captain Cook is such a beautiful watch; I look forward to wearing it whenever I can.”
With Ji Chang-wook joining the global family of Rado brand ambassadors, the brand continues to inspire audiences worldwide to “Feel It” by breaking new ground and pushing the boundaries of design and innovation. In this new partnership, the fiery allure of Rado’s Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Skeleton finds a worthy and charismatic advocate in Ji Chang-wook.
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