The Autodromo Prototipo makes its triumphant return! First released in 2014, the Prototipo was a tribute to the heyday of racing chronographs. Featuring a barrel-case that comes in at 42mm x 48mm x 11.5mm thick, these were bold watches with a late ‘60s / early ‘70s flair that were beautifully finished with radial brushing and accented with contrasting pushers. Crisp, clean dials with a mathematical precision gave them a distinctive Autodromo edge.
For the joint 10th anniversaries of Worn & Wound and Autodromo, we’ve created a special limited edition version of the Prototipo with a sleek style. Riffing off of a previous collaboration, this version is rendered in smokey gray tones with a couple of flashes of blue. The case is coated in gun-metal plating and features a mix of brushing and matte blasted details. The dial is a matching gray with a subtle metallic finish. Indexes in black and white are easy to read, while the occasional blue highlight stands out. The watch is finished with a gray suede rally strap that suits its style perfectly.
The case-back features our 10th-anniversary logo, as well as the number of the watch out of 150.
The Autodromo x Worn & Wound Prototipo LE is powered by the Seiko VK63 Meca-Quartz Chronograph caliber. This Japanese-made hybrid movement mixes a mechanical chronograph mechanism with quartz time regulation, for the best of both worlds. The chronograph center-hand sweeps at 1/5th second intervals for smooth motion and all hands instantly reset. Additionally, you’ll find a 60-minute totalizer at the nine position, a 24-hour hand at three, and active seconds at six. Battery life is approximately 36 months.
- Case: Gun-metal IP on Steel
- Dial: Gray
- Movement: Seiko VK63 Meca-Quartz
- Complications: Chronograph
- Lens: Sapphire
- Strap: Italian-made Gray Suede Rally
- Water Res.: 50M
- Diameter: 42mm
- Length: 48mm
- Thickness: 11.5mm
- Lug Width: 20mm
- Limited Edition: 150
Since their debut in 2011, Autodromo has created a tightly focused array of beautifully designed and engineered timepieces for the automotive-minded watch enthusiast. From the NY headquarters of founder and chief designer Bradley Price, Autodromo’s watches bleed mid-century motoring style, with an emphasis on the classic feel of European motorsports. Finishing is key to this stylish ethos, with Autodromo models often featuring engineering, design and finishing outshining watches costing several times as much. Standout models include the Stradale line, meant to capture the ethos of 1950s Italian sports cars; the Monoposto series, translating the forms of early Formula 1 racing gauges into a stylish and beautifully made work of art for the wrist; and the Group B, which takes the aggressive high-tech forms of the fire-breathing Group B off road rally cars of the 1980s and melds them into a razor-sharp modern sports watch.