Autodromo Prototipo Chronograph - Blue Dial

Autodromo Prototipo Chronograph - Blue Dial

625.00

We love Autodromo watches... but why?

We've often discussed certain criteria that a true high-end watch must meet in order to the Spazz.com seal of approval. If a watch does not meet that criteria, it usually means it's overpriced and/or uninteresting.

Autodromo watches, like this Prototipo Chronograph get our seal of approval because even though there is no in-house movement (an important criteria), they more than make up for it by choosing an extremely relevant and innovative hybrid movement by Seiko, and by pricing their watches absolutely perfectly.

In fact, at $625, this Prototipo is not only priced well, I challenge anyone to find me a better bang for your buck, period!:

The name "Prototipo", which is "Prototype" in Italian, refers to the Prototype Era in racing. A time that saw legendary drivers compete in equally legendary machines.

And we love that era!

With the Prototipo Chronograph, Autodromo pays homage to the men who raced these thunderous machines flat out through the narrow streets of the Targa Florio, the serpentine curves of the Nürburgring, and the high speed straight at Le Mans.

The Prototipo draws aesthetic inspiration from vintage racing chronographs of the late ’60s and early ’70s, but with clean, modern detailing at every turn. And as mentioned, the innovative Seiko hybrid meca-quartz movement means this watch has a sweep second hand an instant chronograph reset thanks to internal mechanical linkages shared with Seiko’s in-house automatic movements.

Its a kind of "best of two worlds", delivering the reliability and precision of a quartz watch, with the crisp pusher feel and visual delight of a mechanical chronograph... and again, all for just $625.

At under $1000, heck even under $2000, and if what you want is a tool watch with limitless style, you'll be hard pressed to do better.

 

Specifications

Japan Made Seiko VK64 Chronograph Hybrid Meca-Quartz Movement
True mechanical reset chronograph
1/5 second sweep center-stop hand
Calendar Complication
Stainless Steel Case
Sapphire Crystal
Water Resistant to 50 Meters (5 ATM)
Genuine Italian Leather Strap
Case Dimensions- 48mm x 42mm
Case Thickness - 11.5mm
Strap - 20mm Width

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