First look at the new automatic watch from Autodromo.
I attended the launch party for the new Autodromo Stradale and was very impressed. This New York based company is putting out some innovative designs in a high quality product.
When the first press release came out announcing the new Autodromo Stradale, I immediately thought that it was a beautiful & unique piece. I was even more excited when I saw it in person and liked it even more. The case is polished stainless steel and comes in at 40mm wide x 10.8mm thick with wire lugs. The wire lugs, aside from being a stylish design element, are angled down and allow the leather strap to really hug your wrist comfortably. The bezel is concave, sloping into the dial, which gives a very unique look that I love.
The dial on the Stradale is really stunning. You can choose one of three colors, black, grey, or cream with a polished hour & seconds hand and a bright red minutes hand. The minutes track is a floating semi-transparent glass ring that rounds out a familiar style of car speedometers of the past. This three-dimensional look is well executed underneath the domed sapphire crystal and the quality of finishing is very high. This further adds to the value offered by this piece. Adding to the functionality of the watch is a date window at 3 o'clock with a quick-change feature. Always nice.
The automatic movement in the Autodromo Stradale is a Japanese made Miyota 9015 which is Miyota's higher-end movement, above the 821A that you've seen used a lot recently. You can see the conservatively, but very attractively, decorated movement through the sapphire crystal case back. I think they have done just enough to the movement, any more would be too much and any less wouldn't be enough.
This watch from Autodromo has a lot of attention to detail, not just at this price point, but even for watches well above its $875 price. If you're looking for a unique watch that can work in many situations you should really consider the Stradale.