Brian Redman Prototipo Gold #17
Since its launch in fall of 2013, Autodromo’s Prototipo Chronograph has garnered accolades from the watch press as well as a growing following among collectors of vintage chronographs thanks to its vintage-inspired look and feel and top notch build quality.
The Brian Redman edition is comprised of 500 total numbered pieces, with the first 100 pieces in 18K Gold plate. Brian Redman’s remarkable racing career encompassed one of the most exciting and dangerous eras in motorsport. From the mid 1960s through the late 1970s, Brian drove to victory in many of the greatest cars of the period, from the Ford GT40 to the Porsche 908 and 917, as well as the Ferrari 312 PB, Alfa Tipo 33 and BMW CSL. His popularity and skill as a driver is one of the few things Porsche fans and Ferrari fans can agree on, and his roster of team mates reads like a who’s who of the Prototype Era. Autodromo is very proud to present this limited edition chronograph commemorating Brian’s victory at the 1969 Nurburgring 1000 km race with team mate Jo Siffert.
At the Nurburgring in 1969, Siffert had crashed the new Porsche 908 Flunder in practice, meaning that Redman and Siffert would run the race in a spare car entered by Porsche Salzburg. Emblazoned with the Red and White colors of Austria, the Porsche 908/02 was not the latest equipment, but Brian was still able to outrun Pedro Rodriguez in the Ferrari to clinch a victory against the odds. The Brian Redman Prototipo bears the same Red and White paint scheme as the Porsche Salzburg car, with a green centerstop hand referencing the bright green accents on the race car that helped to differentiate it from a distance. The caseback features a map of the tortuous Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit, which featured over 170 corners winding through the Eifel mountains. The Prototipo Brian Redman Edition comes in special edition packaging along with a 42 page booklet hand-signed by Brian Redman himself.
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Limited to 100 numbered examples with 18K Gold plated case.
Special edition collectors box.
Brian Redman hand-signed booklet.
Japan Made Seiko VK63 Chronograph Hybrid Meca-Quartz Movement.
True mechanical reset chronograph.
1/5 second sweep center-stop hand.
Running second hand.
Stainless Steel Case.
Water Resistant to 50 Meters (5 ATM).
Genuine Leather Racing Strap.
Case Dimensions- 48mm x 42mm.
Case Thickness – 11.5mm.
Strap – 20mm Width.