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Rado Captain Cook Bronze Watch Collection Review

Released earlier this year, the Rado Captain Cook Bronze watch collection has proved the trend for bronze is still as strong as ever, and when combined with the brand’s historically iconic Captain Cook model, it has bought to life something truly special. This is the first time the “Master of Materials” brand has made a bronze cased watch and with it they have included some of their ceramic mastery on the bezel, a material renowned for its scratch resistant and hypoallergenic properties.


Inspired by British explorer, navigator and Royal Navy captain, Captain James Cook, the Rado Capitan Cook collection has failed to let us down yet. Since it was first released in the 1960’s, we have been treated to several new series of Captain Cook watches alongside many incredible limited editions. The new Rado Captain Cook Bronze collection has become one of our favourite releases of 2020 so far, not only for its use of high quality materials but for its ability to remain faithful to all the codes of the Rado classic after all these years.


Measuring to 42mm in size, the cases of the Rado Captain Cook Bronze watches are engineered from CuA1 bronze, an alloy of aluminium and bronze that ensures the material will tarnish slower and provide better corrosion resistance. The material is used on the case, lugs, and crown while the screw down case back is crafted from titanium to provide additional lightweight and hypoallergenic properties. Another new feature added to the Captain Cook Bronze is the subtle yet novel feature found on the legendary anchor logo at 12 o clock, which now swivels when you move your wrist.


There are three variations of the Rado Captain Cook Bronze watch available, the first with a black dial and black bezel, the second in green and third in brown. Each coloured ceramic bezel provides a 60 minute scale with unidirectional functionality while the dials are beautifully decorated with gold-coloured indexes and large central hands for hours, minutes and seconds that pair perfectly with the warm tones of the gold case. The hands are also adorned with glow in the dark Superluminova and sit beside a date window at 3 o clock.


While each Rado Captain Cook Bronze watch has a strong visual identity, it also boasts a remarkable Swiss made automatic winding movement to back it up. The ETA C07 calibre is also known as the “Powermatic 80” movement found within several Tissot, Certina and Hamilton watches. It provides an impressive 80 hour power reserve, a frequency of 28,800vph and comes equipped with 25 jewels. The watches also showcase 300 metre water resistant ratings, scratch resistant sapphire box crystal glass with double anti-reflective coating, screw down crowns and calfskin leather straps fitted with bronze pin buckles.


You can shop the entire Rado Captain Cook watch collection on the Jura Watches website here alongside all the latest Rado 2020 watch releases. Get in touch with our team of luxury watch specialists on 01335 453453 or at for any assistance with your purchase and for advice on the free next day delivery and interest free finance available!


Specifications: Rado Captain Cook Bronze Watches (R32504315, R32504205, R32504306)

  • Case Size: 42mm
  • Case Material: Bronze
  • Bezel: Ceramic, unidirectional with 60 minute scale
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
  • Case Back: Closed, titanium
  • Crown: Screw in
  • Water Resistance: 300 metres
  • Movement: ETA C07 automatic
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
  • Power Reserve: 80 hours
  • Jewels: 25
  • Frequency: 28,800vph
  • Dial: Black, green or brown
  • Strap: Leather
  • Buckle: Pin
  • RRP: £2,415
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