The Group B era –which spanned from 1982-1986– was arguably the last romantic era of motorsport. It was a time of unfettered technical ingenuity, space age exotic materials and turbo-boosted horsepower. It was also a time of gladiatorial danger for drivers and co-drivers pushed to the very limits of human endurance through unforgiving mountain passes, desert roads, and snow covered woodland. Autodromo’s Group B watch is an homage to the technical advancement and exotic materials finding use at the time, featuring a bi-metallic case construction. The Miyota 9015 automatic movement is housed within a lightweight 39mm titanium capsule composed of 2 parts, which is held to the wrist via an integrated bracelet crafted in stainless steel. The Group B watch comes in a hand-crafted aluminum box with number plaque, and the integrated bracelet can be removed with a spring bar tool so that the watch can be worn with a strap if desired. The overall aesthetic of the Group B speaks to the “high-tech” design language of the early 1980s, with a high contrast dial inspired by a period racing tachometer.
Stainless bracelet is resizable.
Miyota 9015 automatic 24 jewel hacking mechanical movement
Titanium and Stainless steel bimetallic case construction
Werks 6 panel soft cap with white embroidered logo on front and back in black. Embroidered logo and embroidered eyelets, with washed cotton twill fabrication and a brass adjuster. One size fits most.
Designed and tested at Werks Headquarters, Montreal, Canada.
50 Classic Tee - Black
Inspired by the recent restoration of the 1950 Ford Werks support truck, and the golden age of motoring. A modern take on the hand painted logos from the time of leather helmets, seats on top of petrol tanks, and no seat belts.
Model 6'2" 200lbs wearing XL.
Drive Coffee Inc TB-12oz
This coffee was inspired by the legendary Camel Trophy Rallies which took place in some of the world’s most exotic locations. From the jungles of South America and Indonesia, to Africa & the deserts of Mongolia, the Camel Trophy embodied rugged adventure. This coffee is comprised of beans from Sumatra & Sulawesi, site of the 1981 and 1988 Camel Trophy rallies. Beans from these parts of Indonesia are known for their thick, full bodied, rustic flavors that can often be described as Earthy.
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Please note, to guarantee the freshest, best-tasting coffee, we roast all of our blends to order once a week on Fridays.
Monoposto Chronograph - Black Dial
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 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 “redline” crystal. The handmade leather strap and roller buckle are also designed to evoke the leather bonnet straps found on Grand Prix cars of this era.
The Monoposto was originally produced as a Limited Edition time-only watch in 2012. It went on to achieve something of a cult status after selling out in a matter of months. Autodromo is proud to re-release the Monoposto as our very first Automatic Chronograph. The Monoposto Chronograph is produced in a Limited Edition of 500 pieces, with 200 black dials, 200 silver dials, and 100 in Azzurro. Each piece is individually numbered and lavishly presented in a numbered collector’s box.
The case of the Monoposto Chronograph is the same 43mm size as the original watch, but with an additional 3 mm of thickness to accommodate the column wheel automatic chronograph movement that beats within. The signature “redline” crystal is also back for this new edition. The collectors box also retains the same shape as the original watch, but with all new designs for the booklet and outer box.
Seiko NE88 Automatic column wheel chronograph movement