When you think about watches of quality, you can’t help but think about the Rado HyperChrome Captain Cook Limited Edition. The first thing you notice about this watch upon inspection is that it almost has a presence about it. It’s actually quite beautiful, but it also looks very sleek and functional, which it is. The minute you look at it, you know that you’re looking at something special. This is truly a unique watch and there is nothing that has been overlooked. Even the smallest of details have been paid special attention, so much so that it makes you wonder just exactly how many years the watchmaker spent thinking about creating this watch and then making it a reality.
Since the first thing that you will obviously notice about it is its appearance, it’s imperative to discuss that first and foremost. The thing that makes this watch stand out so much is the brushed silver color on the face of the dial. It really gives the watch itself a distinction that you just don’t commonly see. The edge of the bevel is finished in brilliant stainless steel with black tick marks to denote each second and the edge of a case is a contrasting dark color that features the same thing in 15-second intervals. The watch has three hands, all of which are luminescent, as are the numbers on the dial. In addition to the stainless steel case and clasp, the wristband is made of hand-stitched leather. As you can see, this is a watch that is far beyond some mass-produced generic item that you could pick up off the shelf of the local big box store. It even features the date so you never have to have one of those moments where you suddenly can’t remember what the date is and you’re scrambling to look at something so you can find out.
One of the things that really endears this watch to so many different people is the fact that it looks like something that was made a long time ago, even though it is very much a modern watch constructed of modern-day materials. That doesn’t change the fact that it looks more like it came from the early 1960s or maybe even the 1950s. This is a big plus for people who far prefer to wear something that has a little bit of substance to it as opposed to all these newfangled watches that look more like a piece of artwork than a timepiece. This watch is also exceptionally functional, and it performs just as well as it looks.
It’s actually designed to be a dive watch and it works very well for that type of activity. If you want, you can test it to its limits, but rest assured that it’s already been tested many times over. It’s proven to be water-resistant all the way down to 100 meters and thanks to its luminescence, you can actually see what time it is when you’re down there, too. If you’re worried about it leaking or being able to keep time when you’re that far down and you’re dealing with all that extra pressure from the water, there’s no need to be concerned at all. The watch was manufactured with all of these details in mind and then it was put through its paces time and time again until the manufacturer was certain that it could handle it. If you want to destroy this watch, you’re going to have to come up with something rather ingenuitive and it will take a lot more than diving to great depths in order to do it.
It’s already been mentioned that attention was paid to every detail. If you have any doubts about that, all you need to do is flip the watch over and look at the back. There are even three seahorses etched on the back of the watch. This isn’t something that most people are accustomed to seeing, as all of the work is usually put into the part of the watch that other people will actually see. In this case, it’s just an added touch and it really does make you feel like you’re wearing something that’s truly special.
If you’re tired of buying watches off the shelf, only to wear them for a couple of months and then have something go wrong with them, it might be time to try a new approach. When you purchase a watch like this, you know that you’re getting one that’s ready for the long haul. Even when you use and abuse it, it doesn’t really seem to have any impact on it. That’s how you know that you’ve got something that is a true example of quality workmanship.