Gear: Autodromo’s Latest Watch Pays Homage To Group B’s Evoluzione Era

Autodromo’s Latest Watch Pays Homage To Group B’s Evoluzione Era

By Isaac Wingold
June 1, 2016
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Just over six months ago, Autodromo’s founder and lead designer Bradley Price introduced us to the Group B—an automatic wristwatch inspired by the “unfettered technical ingenuity,” design language, and spirit of the Group B era of rallying. Immediately, both watch and motorsport enthusiasts alike took notice of this timepiece’s lightweight, two-piece construction, and gauge-like dial, both of which were reminiscent of the techniques and components used in producing the great rally cars of the 1980s.

With the dust of the last release just beginning to settle, Autodromo is back at it again with the next piece in their line of race-inspired wristwatches, the limited edition Group B Evoluzione. At 42 mm across, the watch is slightly larger than its 39 mm predecessor in stainless steel, though this extra real estate has certainly been put to good use, as they’ve chosen to leave the CNC-milled aerospace aluminum chassis unfinished, to reflect the manufacturing process, and to achieve a look that is best described as “ruggedly beautiful”.

Autodromo is fitting this evolution of the original Group B watch with a sunburst-finished silver dial, accented with your choice of yellow or blue markings—each being equally striking. Additionally, it’s also worth noting that much like the previous watch, the Evoluzione makes use of the workhorse movement that is the Japanese-made Miyota Cal. 9105, ensuring a reliable ownership experience for years to come.

All of this comes neatly packaged inside a hand-folded, aluminum collectors box, in which you’ll find four cross-stitched nylon straps produced in the colors of your favourite team liveries, and thanks to their simple, pull-through construction, the straps are easily changeable without the use of tools.

Seeing as this release is limited to just 200 pieces, to signify the number of road going cars required to be built by manufacturers for homologation to compete, it’s suggested that you act quickly if interested in this one.

H/T to Autodromo

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Per Eldh
Per Eldh

There was no “evolution era”, evolutions of models were & are stil coming all the time.
I sense Autodromo is bullshitting us just slightly.

Lonefurrow
Lonefurrow

The Group B 037, 205 T16 and Quattro S1 all had Evo2 versions produced to distinguish them from the 1st versions of each type. So maybe Autodromo should have called the watch the Evo2 – but the premise for the Evo nomenclature is entirely reasonable in this case

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

Ya know thats pretty decent and at a reasonable price as well [ assuming the quality matches the aesthetics ] … but err … shouldn’t y’all in light of the Delta S4 reference of featured it with the available Italian Tricolore band ?

Lms
Lms

Is there anything you don’t complain about? Maybe try more bran in the morning or something…..