Autodromo’s New Blue Dial Prototipo Is Just in Time for Winter
Normally, we’re excited to discuss Autodromo’s outstanding style, but this time we’d like to begin by discussing the Blue Dial Prototipo’s (only available via pre-order, for the moment) tech specs. The Prototipo’s internal mechanical linkages, shared with Seiko’s in-house automatic movements, allow for instant chronograph reset and a sweep second hand powered by a state-of-the-art hybrid meca-quartz movement. This innovative system delivers the reliability and precision of a quartz watch with the visual impact and crisp, mechanical pusher feel of a traditional chronograph.
While the Prototipo draws its visual inspiration from the classic racing timepieces of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, it ups the ante by providing efficient, tasteful touches in every detail. The collection (with details in icy blue and autumnal shades of orange and black) is inspired by racing’s Protoype Era, when legendary drivers tempted death in equally legendary machines.
Fast, colorful, and dangerous, prototype cars ushered in the modern age of endurance racing, and wrote the final chapter in the long tradition of open road racing in Europe. With the Prototipo Chronograph, Autodromo pays homage to the men who raced these thundering machines flat out through narrow villages, dark forests, and over hours and hours without pause.
Prototipos will ship in early December with delivery before the holidays. Reserve yours today! Order or learn more about Autodromo’s gorgeous Prototipo.