Retro Fusion Innovation
VIVIAN / RADO
Original article published only in Chinese
Below is a machine-translated version
RADO has always enjoyed the reputation of “Master of Materials”, while inheriting the classics and constantly giving it new vitality. Recently, many new models have been exhibited at the new product launch conference in Macau. Among them, the newly-launched classic retro style Captain Cook and the Golden Horse automatic mechanical watch show the perfect combination of retro trend and modern design.
The new Captain Cook Captain’s Automatic Mechanical Limited Edition watch retains a vibrant vintage style combined with a modern and individual design. The stainless steel case size of the new watch and the three hippocampus logos on the bottom cover are identical to the original watch. At the same time, the diver-style rotating bezel, the red date display, the unique sword-shaped pointer and the arrow-shaped pointer are retained. The new watch features a signature modern style material such as high-tech ceramics with a bezel set, which enhances the wear resistance of the watch and the use of a sapphire glass to protect the dial. This new watch is a retro timepiece designed for modern time travellers. It can cater to the needs of different social occasions and highlight the unique style of the wearer.
The new heritage series Golden Horse Automatic Mechanical Limited Edition watches follow the original design philosophy, focusing on functionality and practicality. The 37 mm steel case of this watch carries a curved dial with deep red and black contrasts, and the gradation of the dial gives the two golden hippocampus a unique visual experience. The “Golden Horse” on the dial has the same font design as the prototype in 1957. The date at 3 o’clock is a white background with red numbers, unique in style and legible. In addition, the printed calfskin strap is similar to the crocodile side of the belly, recreating the 1957 retro fashion.