The world of luxury watches and high end automobiles often overlap – what with your Breitling for Bentley and TAG Heuer Formula 1 watches – but there is another excellent example of spiffing watches synonymous with motoring in the form of these top notch Officine Autodromo Prototipo Watches.
Here at Coolector HQ, we are particularly fond of the rather stunning Vic Elford Edition of this series of timepiece (not least because it’s one of the few that haven’t actually sold out yet) and you can see why we’re such big fans of it below:
This exceptionally stylish offering is the best of both worlds if you’re an automotive and horological aficionado because not only is it one of the most striking timepieces we’ve seen in a while, it’s also affiliated with a legend in motorsport, Vic Elford. If you’re unfamiliar with this motoring colossus, all you need know really is that he was famed for his love of speed and how he so triumphantly conquered circuits like Nurburgring and he was the chief reason why the Porsche was allowed into rallying events – and he won the Monte Carlo rally behind the wheel of a 911 and became the first race driver to win the 24 hour Le Mans race for Porsche. So, basically, he’s a jolly good egg and a rather masterful driver.
Similarly, the limited edition luxury timepiece that bears his name has equally as impressive credentials and it is specifically designed to reflect Elford’s momentous victory at the 1968 Targa Florio race in Sicily which is, to this day, still remembered as one of the finest examples of driving of all time. The dial of the Vic Elford Officine Autodromo Prototipo watch is inspired by the colourful dashboard of the Porsche that Elford was driving during that spectacular performance and we’re sure that you’ll join The Coolector in agreeing that it’s a mightily impressive looking timepiece indeed.
This exemplary timepiece boasts all the eye-catching features that you would expect from a watch emerging from the Officine Autodromo stable and just a few of the most impressive of these features include:
- Signed Vic Elford Handbook
- Special Edition Collector’s Box
- Limited to Just 224 Pieces
- 50m Water Resistance
- Genuine Italian Leather Strap
- Japanese Made Seiko Movement
A wonderfully stylish watch and the ideal choice for those who are hankering after a luxury, albeit sport inspired, timepiece with an incredibly interesting backstory and a high level of exclusivity.