Just about a month ago, we announced the release of the Autdromo Prototipo Brian Redman LE; you can check that out here. Well, in the last couple of weeks I’ve had the chance to spend some time with both the steel and gold plated models, and boy can I tell you, they’re nice. Now, we’ve actually talked about the Prototipos many times before, which includes an in-depth review of them, so I’m not going to go through them again. Rather, today I’m just going to share with you a gallery of pictures I took. But rest assure, my thoughts haven’t changed since the review though these new models do offer a slightly different twist on the theme.
The build and finish quality is the same, they exude 70’s style and simply a joy to wear. The biggest difference is the addition of gold plating for 100 of the 500 watches. I was surprised by how much I liked it. I’m not a gold guy, and have never been drawn to gold sport watches, but it worked. The gold was less blingy than expected, with almost a champagne tone. It picked up the black in the sub-dials and crowns, and looked aggressive in its own way, clearly working with the theme.
And for those of you who are into the history of automotive racing, the Brian Redman tie-in will certainly be of interest. Like the Vic Elford model, they come with a beautiful booklet with clippings from Redman’s career that is signed by Mr. Redman himself, and numbered per your watch. It’s a great package for the enthusiast. So, head over to Autodromo now should you want to pick one up, and enjoy the gallery!