The dials have been clear, virtually minimal, and sporty, in a approach that solely Autodromo can pull off, bringing historic watches to thoughts with out crossing the road into pastiche. And powering them have been the nonetheless fairly new Seiko Meca-Quartz actions – mixing quartz with a mechanical chronograph gear prepare, giving them the accuracy of the previous with the texture and performance of the latter. For a last contact, they at all times got here mounted to rally straps. Again then and nonetheless now, the Prototipos have been thrilling watches with model to spare.
Now, in 2021, the Prototipo is coming again with the primary model being our restricted version collaboration. Riffing off of our Group B Sequence 2 LE from 2019, the Prototipo LE includes a glossy, ghosty, grey and blue palette. To begin, the case has been rendered in gun-metal IP. Darker than metal, however removed from black, the coating provides the barrel form a smoked high quality and brings out the beautiful brushing on the highest and facet surfaces. The bevel that separates the highest from the facet, in addition to the flat portion across the crystal, has been modified from polished to matte blasted, retaining the grey tones even.