Rado Captain Cook - Marina Hoermanseder
What comes to your mind when you think of a Rado? Dark, sleek, tough and square? Well, this time it's none of these. Celebrating the feminine spirit and collaborating with one of the most enticing designers of our times Marina Hoermanseder, Rado launches Captain Cook - Marina Hoermanseder. Venturing into feminine waters, Captain Cook this time prances about in dusty pink with rose gold accents. With a shared legacy of experimenting with colours, form and materials Rado and Marina together produce a masterpiece that is bold, breathtaking and upbeat.
The 37mm timepiece is a statement of truly affirmed personality credo that features Marina’s signature buckle and leather strap in exuberant pink, defining character, courage and originality. The artfulness of Rado is apparent in the rose gold detailing of the hands and the indices. And if you feel you are not one for pink watches, there’s a black strap too. As a respect to women’s appreciation for choices, the watch comes with three straps that are equipped with Easy Click for a quick change. Amongst these, what truly makes a statement is the one with an extra long strap that goes twice around the wrist, playfully displaying the MH buckle and the dial on top of the arm. The buckle elegantly contrasts with the softness of dusty pink of the strap for a subtly bold appeal. In Marina’s own words, “This is what I always want with my fashion, to give women a spine, self-esteem and power. I think this watch includes all of these elements because it is in soft colours, it comes bold with the buckle, and
it is not a small watch; it is quite a bold piece but combined with those colours, it’s feminine and timeless”.
Rado Captain Cook - Marina Hoermanseder features the Rado Calibre R7 63 automatic with 25 jewels and hands that are vintage style Super-LumiNova for that glow in the dark. With more PVD coated rose gold in the case and the crown, the screw down style case back features a special engraving by the designer and her signature. The rotating bezel made of white Hi-tech ceramic matches the dial encrusted with diamond hour markers and a discreet date window. Unlike the Captain Cook for men, this one can dive deeper. Water-resistant at 100 metres, it has a power reserve of 80 hours.
And that’s not all! Marina has an additional twist to round off this signature piece. The stylish wrist statement comes in a matching storage box that makes it ideal even during travel.
About the Designer
Marina Hoermanseder founded her Berlin-based label in 2013. The French-Austrian designer's work has shown bold, innovative character combining high artisanal sophistication and eccentric, yet elegantly eclectic designs.
The designer's career began with a successful internship at Alexander McQueen and her designs have since attracted attention at various Fashion Weeks around Europe. Item by item, Marina Hoermanseder has become a favourite for many Hollywood celebrities, with Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Kylie Jenner, Paris Hilton, Nicki Minaj, among others wearing her designs. Her great skill at playing between the avant-garde and ready-to-wear attitudes is unique, and sure to continue driving her extravagant aesthetic forward, in years to come.