Fathers Day Gift Guide from Rado

by WatchAdvice

Fathers day is right around the corner and it’s not too late to buy your father or husband the gift of luxury that will also stand the test of time.  Watches are a great gift idea as they not only just tell the time, but also can be a statement piece or even something that’s versatile with a lot of functions.

There’s certainly something out there that will fit everyone’s budget and it’s not too late if you are still thinking of a great gift idea!

What we present to you today is a Father’s day gift idea from Rado. We have selected four different types of watches from Rado’s collection of current models that we think would suit almost every type of dad. 

Adventure Dad – Captain Cook High Tech Ceramic – $5,925 AUD

The first watch we have on the list is simply put, for the adventure dad. The dad that loves going camping, hiking, or just enjoying the great outdoors, the Rado Captain Cook High Tech Ceramic will accompany him anywhere his heart is set on. 

After many years of research and development, while digging into their history and staying true to their traditions, Rado was able to create a full high-tech ceramic watch. Fortunately, WatchAdvice had the chance to get this piece for hands-on review, where we got to spend quite a bit of time getting to know this piece. You can see the full review here.

High-tech ceramic watches are part of Rado’s DNA. This timepiece features some of Rado’s most incredible achievements, including the innovative high-tech ceramic monobloc case. The movement used is Rado’s calibre R734 which features a Nivachron™ hairspring, which is ideal for everyday wear as it greatly reduces effects from magnetic fields. The high-tech ceramic material is also scratch-resistant and also hypoallergenic making it very comfortable to wear. Perfect for the dad that loves an adventure!

Refined Dad – Captain Cook Bronze – $4,150 AUD

For the dad, that’s elegant and cultured, or in other words “refined”, we have the Rado Captain Cook Bronze model. The Rado Captain Cook Bronze is stylish, luxurious, and robust all rolled into one watch. What’s special about this timepiece is that it’s a vintage-inspired piece, with modern design codes and movement now being used to bring it to the 21st century.

An original look from 1962, the Captain Cook Bronze now comes with a beautiful sunburst blue dial with a matching blue bezel. The hour indices and hands are contrasting gold which while not only matching the bronze casing also makes the readability of the dial clean and crisp. As this is a diver’s watch, readability of the dial is a must and this watch certainly delivers. The bronze casing adds a touch of elegance which is then matched by the blue leather strap. 

With a movement that provides up to 80 hours of power reserve, the Captain Cook Bronze can be worn as a daily and all-rounder. It’s versatile as it is elegant. 

The Dad that keeps up to date with events around the world – HyperChrome UTC – $2,700 AUD

The HyperChrome UTC is a watch made for the dad that loves news and keeping up to date with news and events around the world. A simple yet classy timepiece that has a dual timezone on the dial, making it easy to tell the time between two timezones.

While the watch itself won’t display the news and events, it’ll help you keep a tab on the different times in your favourite countries so you don’t miss any events. Will especially come in handy if the dad is an avid sports follower of an international sports team. He won’t be able to miss knowing when a game is once he’s set the second timezone up! 

This watch will of course also come in handy if the father is a world traveller. With the second timezone adjustment, he’ll be able to set the time to the current country of travel or to the one back home to be able to stay connected to his loved ones. 

The HyperChrome UTC comes with a 24-hour scale bezel in matching blue to the dial. The dial itself is a beautiful sunburst blue, which is enclosed in a 44mm High-tech ceramic case. The second time-zone indicator hand is shown by the red-tipped arrow. The HyperChrome UTC comes equipped with an automatic movement that gives out a power-reserve of 80 hours, making it perfect for a daily watch.

The dad that loves to travel – Captain Cook Automatic with Travel Pouch – $3,350 AUD

While the Hyperchrome UTC is certainly a hot contender for the dad that loves to travel, the Captain Cook Automatic is also right up there. This is another timepiece in which the original model from 1962 has now been given a fresh modern update for the 21st century. The watch features vintage details and design that stays true to the 1962 original model. 

The Captain Cook Automatic comes in a luscious dark green dial with a matching bezel insert. The dial is a simple three-hander, with a date window located at the 3 o’clock position. To make the readability of the dial easy, Rado has used large superluminova strips on the hour indices along with hands, which make them look full white. This makes the indices stand out quite strongly against the dark green dial. The movement used inside as the other Rado timepieces on this list gives a power reserve of approximately 80 hours. The timepiece comes with a beautiful rice bead-style watch bracelet that compliments this watch very nicely. 

Making it perfect for travel, the Captain Cook Automatic comes with a hard-wearing leather travel pouch that has inside a selection of additional straps. Thanks to Rado’s EasyClip system These straps can easily be interchanged with the watch without the need for any tools.

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