Autodromo is a watchmaking company that launched in 2011. It’s just entering its tenth year of business. In that time, the company has emerged as a brand that is known for its class and stylishness, producing some of the finest watches of the modern era. The founder is Bradley Price, an industrial designer, and car lover, which inspired the name of the brand. For your enjoyment and consideration, here are the 5 best Autodromo watches money can buy.
5. Autodromo Intereuropa Manual Wind Copperstate 1000 Edition
The Intereuropa Manual Wind Copperstate 1000 Edition is a timepiece that is strictly limited to a production run of just 95 pieces. It was destined to become a fine collectible due to its rarity from the moment of its release. The watch was produced to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Copperstate 1000 in 2020. Inspired by the Coppa Intereuropa race at Monza from 1949 through 1964, the design pays tribute to the Italian Grand Prix and the sporting coupes that competed for the grand prize. The case is made of stainless steel with a 39mm diameter in a polished finish. The dial features a copper background with a minimalist design and the 30-year Copperstate 1000 name in red at the 6 o’clock position with copper hands outlined in black for a lovely contrast and high legibility, delivered in a steering wheel design with a multi-layered aesthetic and K1 glass chapter ring. The watch is powered with a Swiss-made ETA 7001 manual winding movement, protected by a sapphire crystal lens. The strap is made of fine Saffiano leather in a rally styling for a sporty yet dressy aesthetic, handcrafted in Rome, Italy. The watch is water-resistant to 40 meters. This special edition timepiece comes with a collectible poster and a lacquered presentation box made of wood and polished to a high shine with a cloisonne badge featuring the Copperstate 1000 indication.
4. Autodromo Monoposto Automatic Chrono Black Limited Edition
The Autodromo Monoposto Automatic Chrono Black Limited Edition is yet another racing-inspired timepiece that was built to pay tribute to the Grand Prix racing circuit and the cars that were made for a driver only with a name that is translated as “single seat.” This edition was strictly limited to a production run of just 500 pieces distributed amongst three variants. Two hundred were released with black dials, 200 with silver dials, and 100 of the rarer pieces with Azzurro with individual numbering and a lavish numbered collector’s box. The case is made of stainless steel, treated with a high polished mirror reflectiveness, measuring 43 mm in diameter and a chunky 14.8 mm in thickness. This timepiece is the first automatic chronograph made by Autodromo, in its re-released special edition variant. The movement is a Seiko NE88 automatic column-wheel chronograph movement with three subdials displaying the functions of the chronograph in a cluster at the center of the dial. The case back is an exhibition type that reveals a lovely view of the inner workings of the mechanical movement beneath, made of a flat sapphire crystal. The front dial is covered with a domed special redline sapphire crystal. The watch is water-resistant to 5 ATM. The strap is handmade in the USA in genuine leather with a polished hood strap roller buckle closure.
3. Autodromo Ford GT Endurance Chronograph – le mans 2016 dial
The Ford GT Endurance is a chronograph that was first released in 2016. The case is made of high polished stainless steel material in a 40mm width and a depth of 11.3 m. The timepiece pays tribute to the Ford GT and is officially licensed as a part of the Fort GT merchandise lineup, offered with a certificate of authenticity. The dial features a 1/5 second sweep second hand with a true mechanical reset, protected with a domed sapphire crystal. The movement is a Japanese-made Seiko VK64 Hybrid Meca-Quartz Chronograph type. The strap is made of genuine leather with Autodromo logo signed buckle closure. The watch is water-resistant to 50 meters.
2. Autodromo Ford GT Endurance chronograph – heritage 67 dial
This timepiece is a tribute to the Ford GT 40 that took the victory at Le Mans in 1967, driven by Dan Gurney and AJ Foyt. It was released in 1967 with a dial that features the red colors of the vehicle with white graphics adorning the backgrounds a reminder of the vehicle that is on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. The stainless steel case is made in four parts 40mm in width with a thickness of 11.3mm and a 20 mm lug width. The watch is powered by a Japanese-made Seiko VK64 Hybrid Meca-Quartz chronograph type with 1/5 second sweep second hand with true mechanical reset. The dial is covered with a domed sapphire crystal. The strap is made of genuine leather and an Autodromo logo signed buckle closure. As a part of the officially licensed Ford GT Merchandise, it comes with a certificate of authenticity. The watch is resistant to water up to 50 meters.
1. Autodromo Group B Series 2 Automatic
The Group B is a watch that pays tribute to the era in motorsports between 1982 and 1986 when advances in technical automotive innovations flourished with the use of new space-age materials and turbo-boosted horsepower. The case is made of stainless steel and titanium in a bimetallic construction in a width of 39mm and a slim profile of just 9mm in thickness. The timepiece is powered with a Miyota 9015 automatic movement with 24 jewels hacking mechanical styling. The bracelet is integrated stainless steel and the piece is water-resistant to 50 meters with a sapphire crystal lens. It comes with a handmade aluminum collector’s box. This motorsports-inspired timepiece is one of the most popular models offered by Autodromo to date.