So far as automotive inspired watches are concerned, there aren’t many watchmakers that have made of a mark of late than that of Autodromo and it looks very much like they’ve hit another home run with their latest release – the Autodromo Intereuropa Watch. This great collection of timepieces from Autodromo boasts a wonderfully vintage aesthetic and harks back to a golden age of motoring.
The Autodromo Intereuropa Watches have a price tag of $1250 which puts them at the entry level for a luxury watch but they’re definitely punching above their weight from a style and performance perspective. These classy looking timepieces from Autodromo take their name from the Coppa Intereuropa race for sporting coupes which was held at Monza from 1949-1964 as a support race for the Italian Grand Prix.
Majestic Motoring Timepiece
It is clear to see that the design of the watches from Autodromo are heavily influenced by classic cars and the Intereuropa series is certainly no exception. This cracking range of watches uses equisite alloy-bodied berlinettas by the likes of Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, and Lancia as the chief inspiration for the aesthetics and these vehicles were campaigned by gentleman drivers at the Coppa Intereuropa. These custom built sporting berlinettas were designed to be competitive on the race track, while sophisticated and luxurious on the road. This dual purpose sporting elegance forms the inspiration for this highly impressive timepiece from Autodromo.
The Autodromo Intereuropa Watch ($1250) has a Swiss made ETA 7001 manual wind movement as its beating heart beneath the multi-layered dial, which boasts a K1 glass chapter ring with 3D numbering inspired by 1950s gauges. Each watch in the collection comes with a Saffiano leather rally strap which adds more than a touch of class to proceedings. Saffiano leather was originally patented by Prada in 1913 in order to make scratch-resistant calf leather for luggage so it delivers a magnificent, robust performance for these watches and looks great whilst doing it.
The Saffiano leather finds use here as a wonderfully luxurious material that will wear well in sporting context but which is equally dressy for formal use making the Intereuropa one of Autodromo’s most versatile watch releases to date. Each leather strap is hand crafted in Rome, Italy, and this is something which really does add a tangible sense of quality to the timepieces and makes their reasonable $1250 price tag all the more impressive and alluring.
All About The Presentation
The Intereuropa Watch from Autodromo is delivered in a sumptuous presentation box which is crafted from lacquered wood polished to an automotive shine, and adorned with a cloisonné badge. The steering wheel shaped design takes its inspiration from badges made in the 1950s by various racing clubs that popped up all over Italy in the car-crazy post war years. A collectible poster designed by Autodromo for the 1957 Coppa Intereuropa also comes included.
Chock full of first class features, such as the Swiss Made ETA 7001 Manual Wind movement, multi-layered dial with K1 glass chapter ring, Saffiano leather rally strap handmade in Italy, polished 39mm stainless steel case and a water resistance of 50m, it’s easy to see why excitement is high around the Autodromo Intereuropa Watches and they are sure to sell out fast when the officially hit the shelves this month.