Painted in the same red and white nuances as the Porsche Salzburg car that Brian Redman used to defeat Petro Rodriguez in 1969’s Nurburgring race, the Autodromo Prototipo watch radiates with different types of emotion. The bright green seconds dial had its color chosen in such way that it matched the green insertions of the above-mention Porsche, which made it stand out even from considerable distance.
Taking a look from the outside, it is noticeable that the watch comes into a special edition collectors box. Inside the box, along the chronograph, a 42 page booklet with the authentic signature of Brian Redman is found. Although the edition comprises of 500 pieces, a limited 100 pieces edition has been released, featuring gold-plated case. On the back of the case, you will notice a map of the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit, with all its 170 skill testing turns.
The Autodromo Prototipo chronograph uses Seiko VK63 Chronograph Hybrid Meca-Quartz movement, with a real mechanical reset system. The stainless steel case comes at it is, or gold-plated with 18K gold for the first 100 pieces. The glass covering the dials and numbers is made out sapphire crystal. The whole watch is able to withstand 5 atm of pressure under water. The 20mm strap is built from genuine racing leather and comes into three color versions: orange, brown and black.
For the moment, the official website accepts only pre-orders, with an expected delivery date around 15th of June 2015. With a $425 difference between the stainless steel and the 18K gold plated model, either versions of the cronograph do not question the quality of built or the historical package it carries.