Designed by automotive lifestyle brand Autodromo, the Blue Dial Prototipo ($625,00) is a solid watch, inspired by the cars and chronographs of the late 60s/early 70s “prototype” era in car racing. Those were exciting times, when legendary drivers competed in equally legendary machines that were fast, colorful and dangerous.
The Prototipo boasts a rich look with a stainless steel case that is expertly designed, and a finishing that makes it appear like a much more expensive watch. Powered by an ingenious Seiko hybrid meca-quartz movement, the Prototipo brings the reliability and precision of a quartz timepiece, with the crisp pusher feel and visual delight of a mechanical chronograph. Featuring a mechanical reset chronograph, 1/5 second sweep center-stop hand, calendar complication, a sapphire crystal, water resistance to 50 Meters (5 ATM) and a genuine Italian leather strap, the Prototipo is a timepiece that auto enthusiasts and watch lovers can wear and enjoy.