RADO : HyperChrome Captain Cook

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RADO : HyperChrome Captain Cook

Postby koimaster » July 10th 2017, 8:57am

Perhaps in some ways, the last thing that one would expect from the modern Rado brand is a heritage-inspired dive watch, but that’s exactly what 2017 has brought – a homage to one of their pieces with its origins in the 1960s, named after an explorer with special significance to Australia.

A watch whose origin dates back to 1962 but whose production (in various iterations) covered a period until 1972, this divers’ watch had the classic looks of similar watches of that period, with its dark dial, black rotating bezel, large luminous markers and hands. The changes made to the Captain Cook over this period included case shape (to tonneau), the movement of course, the addition of an inner bezel. It is also worth noting that the original Captain Cooks found their place in both the men’s and women’s collections, something that has maintained in this, their newest iteration.

Meet the 2017 Rado HyperChrome Captain Cook family of three new watches.

The first one we will share is also the one that most closely resembles the original on which it is based, the Captain Cook Ref. 763.0500.3.130, although with just 100m of water resistance (the original was, I believe, some 220m). You can see it below on the right.


https://horologium.com.au/2017/07/10/ra ... tain-cook/
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Re: RADO : HyperChrome Captain Cook

Postby svaglic » July 10th 2017, 9:28am

When Ashford or Joma Shop have these on sale, it will be mine.
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Re: RADO : HyperChrome Captain Cook

Postby eddiea » July 10th 2017, 9:55am

Very nicely done, on my short list....
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Re: RADO : HyperChrome Captain Cook

Postby Mortuus » July 10th 2017, 10:46am

svaglic wrote:When Ashford or Joma Shop have these on sale, it will be mine.

Took the words right outta my keyboard, svagy... ;)
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Re: RADO : HyperChrome Captain Cook

Postby Falstaff » July 10th 2017, 11:02am

I just like the word "Hyperchrome". Hyperchrome - mmmmmmmmmm....
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Re: RADO : HyperChrome Captain Cook

Postby jaw » July 10th 2017, 12:07pm

Falstaff wrote:I just like the word "Hyperchrome". Hyperchrome - mmmmmmmmmm....


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Re: RADO : HyperChrome Captain Cook

Postby biglove » July 10th 2017, 5:11pm

jaw wrote:
Falstaff wrote:I just like the word "Hyperchrome". Hyperchrome - mmmmmmmmmm....


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Re: RADO : HyperChrome Captain Cook

Postby bedlam » July 10th 2017, 5:18pm

North of 2K gets you 100m WR and a spinnie thing on the dial! Who could refuse ;)
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Re: RADO : HyperChrome Captain Cook

Postby codguy » July 11th 2017, 5:06am

bedlam wrote:North of 2K gets you 100m WR and a spinnie thing on the dial!


Does that anchor thing actually rotate by the watch movement? If not, sure seems gimmicky to me.
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Re: RADO : HyperChrome Captain Cook

Postby AJC » July 11th 2017, 6:35am

There's a 200m version and the anchor is not connected to the movement at all.

Having said that, RADO's are very well made and if the price was lower I would be interested.
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Re: RADO : HyperChrome Captain Cook

Postby Falstaff » July 11th 2017, 7:13am

jaw wrote:
Falstaff wrote:I just like the word "Hyperchrome". Hyperchrome - mmmmmmmmmm....


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Kind of like Milla Jovovich saying "Multi-Pass" in The Fifth Element.
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Re: RADO : HyperChrome Captain Cook

Postby Falstaff » July 11th 2017, 7:19am

codguy wrote:
bedlam wrote:North of 2K gets you 100m WR and a spinnie thing on the dial!


Does that anchor thing actually rotate by the watch movement? If not, sure seems gimmicky to me.


As AJC says, the anchor isn't connected to the movement, but rotates independently as the watch is moved. That little spinny anchor has been a feature of Rados since at least the late 50s. Gimmick? Maybe, but certainly a cool trademark.
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Re: RADO : HyperChrome Captain Cook

Postby Mortuus » July 11th 2017, 11:36am

Falstaff wrote:
codguy wrote:
bedlam wrote:North of 2K gets you 100m WR and a spinnie thing on the dial!


Does that anchor thing actually rotate by the watch movement? If not, sure seems gimmicky to me.


As AJC says, the anchor isn't connected to the movement, but rotates independently as the watch is moved. That little spinny anchor has been a feature of Rados since at least the late 50s. Gimmick? Maybe, but certainly a cool trademark.

Yup...
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Re: RADO : HyperChrome Captain Cook

Postby eddiea » July 11th 2017, 3:12pm

Mortuus wrote:
Falstaff wrote:
codguy wrote:
bedlam wrote:North of 2K gets you 100m WR and a spinnie thing on the dial!


Does that anchor thing actually rotate by the watch movement? If not, sure seems gimmicky to me.


As AJC says, the anchor isn't connected to the movement, but rotates independently as the watch is moved. That little spinny anchor has been a feature of Rados since at least the late 50s. Gimmick? Maybe, but certainly a cool trademark.

Yup...


On later models , the anchor indicates sea levels rise due to thermal expansion caused by global warming of the ocean (since water expands as it warms) and increased melting of land-based ice, like as glaciers and ice sheets meltdowns ......
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Re: RADO : HyperChrome Captain Cook

Postby bedlam » July 11th 2017, 4:46pm

eddiea wrote:On later models , the anchor indicates sea levels rise due to thermal expansion caused by global warming of the ocean (since water expands as it warms) and increased melting of land-based ice, like as glaciers and ice sheets meltdowns ......

Yup. But doesn't always work consistently on sweaty old men
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Re: RADO : HyperChrome Captain Cook

Postby eddiea » July 11th 2017, 5:35pm

bedlam wrote:
eddiea wrote:On later models , the anchor indicates sea levels rise due to thermal expansion caused by global warming of the ocean (since water expands as it warms) and increased melting of land-based ice, like as glaciers and ice sheets meltdowns ......

Yup. But doesn't always work consistently on sweaty old men

Glitches have been sorted out trust me, I can feel the heat.....
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