Rado is bringing back a mid-century classic to diversify their expanding Captain Cook collection with a new take on the Over-Pole world timer. This is the brand’s most classic design that presents a straightforward, and non-complicated interpretation of the worldtimer, with no extra buttons, sub dials, or hands in sight. It’s all packed into a tidy 37mm steel case with a hand-wound movement pulling duty inside. If you’ve been on the fence about the Captain Cook, the Over-Pole might just be the one to push you over the edge.
The Over-Pole is based on a design first released in the ‘60s, and presents a rather pragmatic solution to tracking global timezones. There is no 24 hour hand here, nor any complexity that adjusts the hour hand with the rotation of the bezel, it’s simply all 24 timezones represented on the bezel via easily recognizable cities. A 24 hour scale is added to the edge of the dial, with which you can align your city of choice, and observe the time in other cities around the globe. This operates independently of the hour and minute hand, making it a helpful reference when on the go.