Illustration for article titled This watch looks like a gauge from a apos;60s race car

No, it's nothing to do with time travel. This is one of a new range of Autodromo watches inspired by the instruments and dials of 1960s and 1970s Italian racing cars. And frankly, this is as close as I'll ever get to owning such a car.


The range was conceived by industrial designer Bradley Price, and it's made up of three models. The one shown above is the Vallelunga, named after the racing circuit just outside of Rome. There's also the Veloce, which is Italian for "fast", and the Brescia, named after the Northern Italian town that forms the start-finish line for the Mille Miglia rally.

They each feature a different dial on their face, but the Vallelunga is hands-down our favourite. What else is good about them? Each has a Swiss-made Ronda quartz movement, a 42-milimeter case in brushed or PVD-coated stainless steel, and a perforated black leather wrist strap. Neat, and unfussy.

The best bit though? They only cost $425. While that's not as cheap as my Casio digital, it's pretty good value for something that looks this good. And, hey, it's cheaper than a sports car. [Autodromo via Autoblog]

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