Rather than amp up their octane count with branding associations or glossy carbon-fiber components, Autodromo takes a deliciously understated approach with minimalist designs that take their inspiration from the tachometers on Italian racing cars from the 1960s and 70s and their names from famous Italian racing circuits.
We reported on Autodromo's first collection upon its launch back in November, and now the upstart has followed up with a chronograph version of its slick Vallelunga timepiece. Upgrading on the simplicity of its lug-less case design, the Vallelunga Chronograph features the stopwatch and 30-minute counter sought by many drivers looking for more timing functions out of their wristwatch. It's powered by a a Swiss-made Ronda quartz movement, housed under K1 anti-glare crystal, affixed to the wrist by a perforated leather strap and available with either a white face and brushed stainless steel case or in black on black.
You can find further details in the press release below, but the high-res image gallery is worth checking out just for the photo shoot orchestrated in France behind the wheel of four classic Alfa Romeos and a vintage Lotus Eleven.
ABOUT THE VALLELUNGA CHRONOGRAPH
Autodromo has released a Chronograph version of our best-selling Vallelunga watch. Powered by a robust Swiss Made Ronda Quartz 5020.B movement, the chronograph features a stopwatch, 30 minute counter, and big date calendar window.
Vallelunga is a beautifully minimalist watch inspired by racing tachometers used in many Italian
Prototype and Grand Prix racing cars of late 1960s and early 1970s.
Located 20 miles outside of Rome, Vallelunga is a challenging road circuit designed by Italian racing legend Piero Taruffi . It was the site of many thrilling races in the 1960s and 1970s, featuring all of the legendary Italian marques.
Available in Black over Black or White over Stainless.
MSRP - $550
ABOUT AUTODROMO MOTORING WATCHES:
Inspired by dashboard gauges from vintage Italian sports cars, Autodromo timepieces recall a golden age of motoring when driving required style, panache, and perhaps a little bit of danger. Autodromo blends a contemporary minimalist design sensibility with mid-century vintage character. The result is a watch for the discerning individual who is equally at home in past and present. Each piece, crafted in small batches, features a Swiss Made Ronda movement inside a sleek, 42mm brushed stainless steel case and K1 Glass crystal with sapphire coating. Every detail has been carefully considered, from genuine leather watch straps, perforated to recall the look and feel of vintage car upholstery, to the beautifully appointed gift box and individually numbered aluminum warranty card.
ABOUT OUR CAMPAIGN:
Our Vallelunga Chronograph campaign was shot on location in Central France by photographer Amaury Laparra, and features the following 5 classic cars in action:
- Alfa Romeo 1600 Giulietta Spyder
- Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV
- Alfa Romeo Giulietta Ti Sedan
- Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ
- Lotus Eleven
INSTRUMENTS FOR MOTORING
Officine Autodromo was founded to recapture a romantic era of motoring. It was a time of Gran Turismo when driving from city to city wasn't just a matter of hopping onto an expressway. It meant slipping on your driving gloves for a high speed jaunt through the great roads of Europe with a powerful, sweet-sounding engine propelling you into new adventure, and maybe even a little danger. You can't be out every day, blasting through alpine passes and winding country roads, but with an Autodromo timepiece on your wrist, your mind can be motoring, even when you are in the dullest of Monday meetings.
VINTAGE-INSPIRED MINIMALIST DESIGN
Autodromo watches and accessories draw aesthetic inspiration from the world of mid-century auto racing. Our products have a vintage feel, alloyed with a clean, uncluttered modernist design philosophy. Each new product is conceived as an object that might have existed in the past, but is equally at home in the world of today.
SWISS MADE MOVEMENTS – BATCH MADE QUALITY
Only the fi nest quality materials and the best Swiss Made movements are deemed suitable to go into an Autodromo motoring watch. And because we keep our batches small, we can ensure that each piece that goes out the door meets our exacting standards of excellence. Our goal is to offer beautiful design, attention to detail, and exquisite craftsmanship at prices that represent a smart allocation of resources. With Autodromo, you can live well and drive well.
PROUDLY INDEPENDENT – OBSESSIVELY DRIVEN
The world of Autodromo is the creative vision of founder Bradley Price, an industrial designer who set out to craft unique products to express the spirit of motoring. Everything we do, from our motoring watches to the custom wrapping paper we ship each purchase in are designed in-house by our small, passionate team with the goal of creating a special and memorable experience for the discerning customer. That's our obsession.
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NORTH AMERICA: USA, Canada
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Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
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