The Intereuropa watch takes its name from the Coppa Intereuropa race for sporting coupes held at Monza from 1949-1964 as a support race for the Italian Grand Prix.
Exquisite alloy-bodied berlinettas by the likes of Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, and Lancia were campaigned by gentleman drivers at the Coppa Intereuropa. These custom built sporting berlinettas were designed to be competitive on the race track, while elegant and luxurious on the road. This dual purpose sporting elegance forms the inspiration for this special timepiece.
A swiss made ETA 7001 manual wind movement beats beneath the multi-layered dial, featuring a K1 glass chapter ring with 3D numbering inspired by 1950s gauges.
Each watch comes with a Saffiano leather rally strap. Saffiano leather was originally patented by Prada in 1913 in order to make scratch-resistant calf leather for luggage. It finds use here as a luxurious material that will wear well in sporting context but which is equally dressy for formal use. Each leather strap is hand crafted in Rome, Italy.
The Intereuropa is delivered in a sumptuous presentation box made of lacquered wood polished to an automotive shine, and adorned with a cloisonné badge. The steering wheel shaped design is inspired by badges made in the 1950s by various racing clubs that popped up all over Italy in the car-crazy post war years. A collectible poster designed by Autodromo for the 1957 Coppa Intereuropa also comes included.
Swiss Made ETA 7001 Manual Wind movement
Multi-layered dial with K1 glass chapter ring
Polished 39mm stainless steel case
Saffiano leather rally strap handmade in Italy
Lacquered presentation box with cloisonne badge
Collectible poster included
Water Resistant to 50 Meters (5 ATM)
Monoposto Chronograph - Black Dial
Regular price$1,800.00 USD
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
High polished stainless steel case
Domed sapphire "redline" crystal
Exhibition caseback with sapphire crystal
5 ATM water resistant
Leather strap, Handmade in the USA
Polished "hood strap" roller buckle
Numbered collectors box
Limited to 500 total pieces
Case diameter 43mm
Overall thickness 14.8mm
20mm lug width
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