The most stylish and refreshingly “wow factor” model I’ve seen from this new Brand, which once again is inspired by the 1950’s Italian roadster racing cars and in this particular color combination is my favorite model.
Unlike the last model, the Monoposto which sported a Meca-Quartz hybrid design movement, this is a full mechanical automatic, the Miyota 9015, which I have always reckoned a very good movement indeed. It has useful features such as – seconds hacking, 24 jewels, quick date correction, second hand reset and good shock resistance. I also prefer the styling of this model, though I personally love every model that Officine Autodromo have produced so far. I understand the Brooklyn based Company was founded in 2010 and the first models launched in 2011 by designer (industrial) Bradley Price and there are some designers I reckon – and he is one of them.
The Stradale is a really stylish and beautifully finished model with Sapphire Crystal and is a neat size at 40mm diameter by only 10.8mm depth. The “floating” appearance of the K1 glass numerals disc gives the dial a subtle “depth” and clarity. And the slightly eccentric vintage position of the wire attached lugs being low on the case, give the watch a real stand out look on the wrist and coupled with the 18mm padded leather strap is just perfect.
Best described by simply seeing it’s picture.
It’s really nice to see a watch a million miles away from the macho, high tech look of the ubiquitous “military” style shock this and shock that, which seem to dominate the market today. I know as I have plenty of them! But this – is something rather special.
Wow! I think I MUST have one! (at around $750 (£550) – it’s a lovely thing) . . . . 😉
Addendum – One of the problems I tend to find, with a watch like this one – it’s so good, that I can guarantee you won’t find it anywhere, say in a couple of years time. So, if you want this one – my advice is – get it now!