If you ask people about their experiences of driving, chances are that the first image in their minds will be waiting in traffic on the morning commute, or queuing up to get out of a busy car park on a Saturday afternoon. But there was a time when the idea of driving carried with it connotations of romance and adventure. A time when an afternoon drive required its own pair of gloves and hours would fly by as you sped along winding country roads. While those days may not be gone for some people, many of us just simply don’t have the time or the surroundings to be able to jump in our cars at the drop of hat and go motoring off into the sunset. So where can we look for that same feeling, that spirit of the golden age of motoring?
Designer Bradley Price came up with a novel way of keeping that feeling alive at all times. He is the leading figure behind Autodromo, a watch company whose primary goal is to capture that essential quality and create stylish timepieces that allow everyone to have a little piece of that fantasy around their wrist. Much like the cars that they emulate, these are not your typical, run of the mill pieces. They are hand crafted objects, designed to make a statement. Each element of their design has been drawn from the world of automobiles. The tachometer style face of the Vallelunga model, for example, has been inspired by the tachometer in late 60’s prototype racing cars that could be found in Italy and elsewhere on the continent. Important details like these are essential to capturing that essence. A single glance at the watch itself conjures up the sound of the engine, the feel of the seats. Every element has been designed to transport you, just for a moment, to that golden age. These premium timepieces will become heirlooms you are proud to pass down through your family for generations to come. The timeless spirit of the road is on your wrist, wherever you happen to be.
If the Vellelunga model isn’t to your liking, there are many other styles to choose from. They only supply to sites like Page and Cooper and other specialist boutiques, so their items are always in high demand. Why not head over and check out the rest of the range at the Page and Cooper website?