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First Look: The Autodromo Intereuropa Nassau Blue

by Zach Weiss

The Autodromo Intereuropa is again in a colorway good for these end-of-summer drives alongside coastal highways at sundown, with the highest down, and Jan and Dean on the stereo. However earlier than we get into the main points, right here’s a refresher on the Intereuropa for these within the want. Impressed by mid-century sport coupes, the Intereuropa is Autodromo’s first watch to characteristic a Swiss-made hand-wound motion, the ETA/Peseux 7001. Housed in a curvaceous 39mm polished metal physique with wire lugs, a concave bezel and domed crystal, it’s appropriately nimble and svelte with a 10.3mm profile. The dial is the breadwinner, nonetheless, with a layered design that includes a floating crystal index with hovering sort, Autodromo’s signature screw detailing, and a sub-seconds at six.

The brand new shade, dubbed Nassau blue, takes that simple mixture of care-free fashion and luxurious perspective that mid-century sports activities automobiles are recognized for and instills it into a chilled mixture of off-white and pale blue. Named in tribute to a race that occurred within the Bahamas within the ‘50s and ‘60s, the two-tone palette is evocative of a Caribbean locale, but additionally a summer time sky with delicate clouds, or a transparent blue physique of water with white sands. In different phrases, chill, enjoyable locations you need to simply lose your self in.

To interrupt it down a bit, the decrease dial floor is a delicate, mild blue with a metallic, however not sunburst, end. There are minimal extraneous particulars to disturb this serene floor, with the one standout being “Intereuropa” in crimson beneath the sub-seconds dial, reminding you of the watch’s sporty influences. Hovering over the blue is the Intereuropa’s distinctive index which encompasses a barely heat off-white background with black numerals and graphics. The usage of black retains the watch extremely legible and provides a contact of wanted distinction. Floating above the middle of the dial, printed on the again of the crystal, are three concentric circles in white. Although they haven’t any useful goal, they add enormously to the watch’s distinctive persona.

With the Autodromo Intereuropa Nassau Blue strapped to your wrist, you’re going to need to struggle off urges for rum cocktails, Panama hats, and numerous articles of white linen. Many watches have a method that may evoke emotion or nostalgia, even for one thing you’ve by no means skilled, however few push you to get out of your seat. The Intereuropa urges you to discover a convertible and cruise. Not that I’ve been capable of oblige this urge, however sitting right here, at a monitor, trying on the delicate blue and white dial contrasted by a navy blue Saffiano strap, I can nearly really feel the wind in my hair. $1,250, available now at Autodromo

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