Captain James Cook (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.Cook was attacked and killed in 1779 during his third exploratory voyage in the Pacific while attempting to kidnap Kalaniʻōpuʻu, a Hawaiian chief, in order to reclaim a cutter stolen from one of his ships. He left a legacy of scientific and geographical knowledge which influenced his successors well into the 20th century, and numerous memorials worldwide have been dedicated to him.
Swiss watch maker Rado introduced the First Rado Hyperchrome Captain Cook range of diver watches in the legendary explorers name in in 1962,ever since Rado as been constantly upgrading the range with newer material and designs.
The latest Rado Captain Cook Mk. III Automatic re-issue is lighter and much bigger with its case measuring 46.8 mm,The case is super-lightweight grade five titanium, known for its scratch-resistance, while the movement features a power reserve of up to 80 hours.Divers features include a inner unidirectional rotational timing-ring, operable via the crown at 2 o’clock and 220 meters or 770 feet of water-resistance.
Available exclusively at Macy’s in the US and at RADO dealers worldwide from October for 2550 USD.