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Group B / Autodromo


Autodromo’s founder and creative director — and total motorhead — Bradley Price waxes lyrical about ‘80s rallying, insisting that Group B (1982-1986) was the last romantic era of motorsport. Group B refers to rally racing under a set of regulations that ultimately produced some of the most advanced and powerful rally cars of any time. Restrictions were lifted on the use of advanced materials, permitted technology and turbocharging. Within that half-decade, horsepower output in rally cars doubled. The race to excess proved fatal in a series of car crashes, ultimately cancelling Group B and its daredevil grit.

To commemorate this era, Autodromo launched the Group B watch. Like so many of the light, fibreglass racers from which it draws inspiration, the Group B watch has a skinny titanium case composed of two parts and girded by a single-piece, stainless-steel chassis with integrated lugs — via Hodinkee

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