A Vic Elford Edition Prototipo Chronograph,

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An Autodromo Monoposto limited edition,

Sold for US$ 4,000 inc. premium
An Autodromo Monoposto limited edition,
The Monoposto was produced by Autodromo in 2012 in a Limited Edition of 500 pieces, with 250 Black dials and 250 silver dials. Each piece was individually numbered and lavishly presented in a numbered collector's box. Now long since sold out, it is the most sought after Autodromo watch, achieving instant cult status.

The Monoposto -- 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 in the seat of his pants.

In this golden age, things were a little less mathematical than today. Since there were no rev limiters or electronic aids to keep the driver from blowing up his engine, 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 our own red line crystal.

The full grain, hand crafted Italian leather strap and polished roller buckle are inspired by the hood straps that would keep the car's bonnet in place at high speeds.
Offered is Black dial number 299/500 in brand new unworn condition with box and papers, straight from the Autodromo archives.

Saleroom notices

  • Also included in the sale is an advance copy of the upcoming release from Rizzoli entitled Drive Time. Written by Aaron Sigmond with a forward by Jay Leno, Drive Time is a comprehensive look at automotive watches from around the world. This special edition pre-release copy has the Monoposto pictured on the cover! This is the first copy of this book publicly available anywhere in the world. Additionally, please note the description in the catalog is incorrect. The correct description is below: AN AUTODROMO MONOPOSTO LIMITED EDITION, The Monoposto was produced by Autodromo in 2012 in a Limited Edition of 500 pieces, with 250 Black dials and 250 silver dials. Each piece was individually numbered and lavishly presented in a numbered collector's box. Now long since sold out, it is the most sought after Autodromo watch, achieving instant cult status. The Monoposto -- 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 in the seat of his pants. In this golden age, things were a little less mathematical than today. Since there were no rev limiters or electronic aids to keep the driver from blowing up his engine, 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 our own red line crystal. The full grain, hand crafted Italian leather strap and polished roller buckle are inspired by the hood straps that would keep the car's bonnet in place at high speeds. Offered is Black dial number 299/500 in brand new unworn condition with box and papers, straight from the Autodromo archives.
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A Vic Elford Edition Prototipo Chronograph,
A Vic Elford Edition Prototipo Chronograph,
A Vic Elford Edition Prototipo Chronograph,
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