You'd be hard pressed to find a brand that embodies the spirit of auto racing quite like Autodromo, and their new horological offerings make their high-octane DNA clear. Combining the late-1960s classic racing chronograph styling with a modern sensibility, Autodromo's Prototipo Silver Dial and Prototipo Nerochronographs are the perfect wrist-top companion for a serious drive in a serious car.
Powered by a workhorse Seiko mechaquartz movement that has some of the same internals as their mechanical watches, the chronograph keeps flawlessly accurate time while maintaining the integrity and feel of a vintage mechanical watch.
With the light colors of the Silver Dial and the more nocturnal-looking Nero, Autodromo has created a stylish day/night dichotomy in their collection.
Ethan Wolff-Mann is the Gear editor for Supercompressor. He made sure to get both his permit and driver's license on his birthday, because this is America and driving = freedom. Follow him on Twitter @ewolffmann.