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Men’s Folio Blue Ribbons Watch Award: The Heritage Diver With a Futuristic Edge

 
Men’s Folio Blue Ribbons Watch Award: The Heritage Diver With a Futuristic Edge

Men’s Folio Blue Ribbons Watch Award: The Heritage Diver With a Futuristic EdgeToday we unveil the Men’s Folio Blue Ribbons Watch Award for the The Heritage Diver With a Futuristic Edge. The Blue Ribbon has always been associated with excellence and awarded in recognition of distinction. Men’s Folio is proud to unveil the second edition of the Blue Ribbon Watch Award for the timepieces that stood out amongst its peers.

Rado Captain Cook Ceramic — the Heritage Diver With a Futuristic Edge Award
A series of dive watches named Captain Cook, named in honour of the 18th Century explorer Captain James Cook, were released by Rado between 1962 to 1968 amidst a surge in recreational diving. A long hiatus soon ensued as Rado ceased production of the Captain Cook until 2017 when it released a replica edition of the dive watch. The modern Captain Cook edition was a hit amongst dive watch lovers as most original references were retained and accurate.

Rado soon began producing the Captain Cook in various sizes and case materials. Though it altered the general outlook of the watch, the DNA of the original Captain Cook was still evident as seen in the arrow shaped hand, rotating dive anchor, boxed crystal and sloped bezel. The latest iteration of the heritage-rich
dive watch was presented in ceramic this summer as Rado gave the Captain Cook a futuristic edge. Crafted from an innovative monobloc construction technique, high-tech ceramic clads the entirety of the 43mm watch case and extends to the bezel and bracelet. Properties of high-tech ceramic are highly desirable as it is impervious to scratches, lightweight and is hypoallergenic to the skin. A skeletonised dial execution is a final contemporary touch to the Captain Cook Ceramic.

Beating beneath the dial is Rado’s newly developed automatic calibre R734 that features a Nivachron hairspring that is resistant to magnetic waves for added precision and reliability. The power reserve is extended to 80-hours for an extended operation window.

Photography Daryl Tan
Art Direction Izwan Abdullah

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