Autodromo Monoposto harkens back to a simpler era of Grand Prix racing…
Autodromo Monoposto Chronograph $1800
The Mosto –literally meaning “single seat” — was created to recall a simpler era of Grand Prix racing, when the only information the driver had was contained in a few oversized dials and the seat of his pants.
In the old days, mechanics would paint a little telltale on the rev counter so the driver didn’t mistakenly over rev his engine and blow the car up. No such thing as rev counters in F1 today, but this very nice watch echos that bygone era.
Since there were no rev limiters or electronic aids to keep the driver from blowing up his engine back then, well intentioned mechanics would commonly apply a strip of red tape, or a line of red paint on the glass of the rev counter to make sure the driver knew his engine’s limit at a glance. Autodromo pays homage to this humble practice with their own “redline” crystal. The handmade leather strap and roller buckle are also designed to evoke the leather bonnet straps found on Grand Prix cars of this era.
Cult status originally as the original watches sold out in months, Autodromo is proud to re-release the Monoposto as their very first Automatic Chronograph. The Monoposto Chronograph is produced in a Limited Edition of 500 pieces, with 200 black dials, 200 silver dials, and 100 in Azzurro. Each piece is individually numbered and lavishly presented in a numbered collector’s box.