A limited edition release from Autodromo, the Vic Elford Prototipo Chronograph was created to commemorate Vic Elford, also known as Quick Vic, and his triumph at the 1968 Targa Florio.
With only 224 units being made each watch features Seiko VK63 Chronograph Hybrid Meca-Quartz movement, a stainless steel case, an Italian leather strap, as well as a sapphire crystal face.
Designed by Autodromo, a brand that makes watches inspired by the world of motors, the Prototipo pays tribute to cars of the ‘60s and ‘70s; with perforated leather straps and the same contracting “panda” dials found on racing chronographs, the Prototipo nails it when representing the racing machines of the ‘60s.
Helping a Good Cause
Along with a beautiful design the Chronograph is water-resistant in depths up to 50 meters. Another interesting aspect of the Chronograph is that 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Micah’s Place, a non-profit domestic violence center that serves communities in Amelia Island and Nassau County. With each purchase you also receive a 44-page booklet detailing Elford’s career and signed by the man himself.
If you’re looking for a clean, stylish watch with a cool backstory, here’s one that honours one of the most daring and fastest drivers of the ‘60s.