Autodromo’s Group B watch evokes the ‘last romantic era of motorsport’
An era of excess
Utilising a handmade Japanese Miyota automatic movement with around 42 hours of reserve power, the Group B watch from Autodromo boasts a slender 39mm two-part case, with angular lugs reminiscent of the boxy rally machines of the 1980s. Like those monstrous glassfibre-bodied cars, the watch is feather-light, weighing a scant 52g, and the symmetrical dial emulates that of the Lancia 037. Available in a plethora of vibrant colours, the Group B watch comes with two nylon straps – featuring yellow Autodromo logos stitched on the inside, just like racing harnesses – and costs 925 US dollars. Whether or not it spits flames and emanates turbo whistles is another question altogether.