Monoposto Chronograph • BlackModel MCB1 By Autodromo
Introduced in 2012, the limited edition Monoposto Automatic —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 his intrinsic knowledge of the car’s performance. To celebrate the five year anniversary of Autodromo, the company is re-releasing this sold-out piece, only this time as the brand’s first ever automatic chronograph.
The overall case design is the same as the original Monoposto but slightly thicker to accommodate the Seiko NE88 column wheel chronograph movement beating within. The Seiko NE88 is among the finest chronograph movements available from Japan, featuring 34 jewels, a column wheel and vertical clutch for incredibly smooth operation with very little wear on the components when starting and stopping the chronograph.
The iconic “Redline crystal” (there were no rev limiters or electronic aids to keep the driver from blowing up his engine so 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) on the original Monoposto has been retained, but repositioned to avoid blocking the left subregister. The updated dial design is in a tricompax layout referencing 1950's racing chronographs, with a running second hand at right, a 30 minute counter at left, and a 12 hour counter located at 6H. Furthering the 1950's motif are flat pushers to operate the chronograph.
High Polished Stainless Steel Case
Sapphire Domed Crystal with Anti-reflective coating. Sapphire rear crystal.
Seiko NE88 Automatic Chronograph movement with Column wheel and Vertical Clutch
Leather Strap handmade in the USA
Limited to 500 total pieces
3 colorways: Black (200 pc), Silver (200 pc), and Azzurro (100 pc)
Dimensions: 43mm Diam, 14.8mm Thickness. 20mm lugs
50M water resistant
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