New Group B Watches And Driving Gloves From Autodromo Have Arrived In The Petrolicious Shop
We like Autodromo because the company pulls off the difficult balancing act required to do a proper homage. Not a ripoff of a classic design, but clearly and cleverly inspired by the era it harks back to, the Group B line of wristwatches are perfect examples of how to do a tasteful tribute.
The Group B days of the WRC were without question the sport’s most brutal, and the cars looked the part; boxy, raw, supremely purposeful. There was little attention paid to appearances beyond the colorful liveries that were all but immediately caked in mud and blasted with debris come Stage 1, but the form of such an intense function inevitably becomes beautiful in its own way.
Autodromo’s Group B watches on the other hand, manage to channel the halcyon days of their namesake into a piece that is also beautiful by any traditional measure. Evoking the gauges and needles of the cockpits of rallying’s most ferocious, they are well-designed tributes to the period that don’t require an intimate knowledge of it to appreciate them.
We’ve been fans of every edition so far, and are excited to offer our likeminded fans a new color, Corsica Blue, as part of the collection of Autodromo’s Group B Series 2 wristwatches. As always, these will come with a handmade collector’s box in aluminum, with the watches themselves constructed from titanium, stainless steel, and sapphire crystal. More specs and details can be found on the Petrolicious Shop page, by clicking here.
We’ve also added a new color, Sky Blue, to our selection of Autodromo’s stringback driving gloves. You don’t need to drive something with a wooden steering wheel to make good use of these, for the style is half of the equation already. They make a smart pairing when combined with your favorite chronograph, and because there aren’t any snaps or clasps to deal with, you won’t scratch up the crystal trying to button them up either. More details on sizing, construction, and ordering can be found here, in the Petrolicious Shop.