First Look at the Autodromo Group B Corsica Blue

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Autodromo doesn’t need much in the way of introduction to regular Worn & Wound readers. Bradley Price’s automotive themed watch brand has been producing watches and other accessories built around the spirit of motoring for years, and it has developed a fervent following. Their Group B watch, in particular, has caught fire, inspiring a regular supply of new versions, both limited and permanent. It’s one of those designs that can shine in a variety of colorways and dial effects, and the newest iteration is absolutely perfect for summer. Let’s take a closer look at the new Group B in Corsica Blue.


Autodromo Group B Corsica Blue

  • Case Material: Titanium and stainless steel 
  • Dial: Corsica Blue
  • Dimensions: 39mm 
  • Crystal: Sapphire 
  • Water Resistance: 50 meters 
  • Crown: Push/pull
  • Movement: Miyota 9015 3-hand automatic movement
  • Strap/bracelet: Stainless steel bracelet 
  • Price: $975
  • Expected Release: June 4, 2019

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No changes here to the watch’s core design — the case and bracelet are identical to previous Group B Series 2 releases. Although it looks like an integrated bracelet, it’s actually an extremely clever design that mimics the style very effectively, but allows for easy removal if you’d like to experiment with straps. The integrated look and feel contribute to the vintage vibes here. It’s hard not to think of the Royal Oak, or Nautilus, when examining the Group B, and the whole package calls to mind the heyday of sports watch design that was the 1970s, when unusual case shapes, bright colors, and sporty over-engineered bracelets dominated.

Of course, the heart and soul of the Group B lies in a decidedly 1980s “high-tech” design language that was common in car design at the time, and it’s the marriage of these two aesthetics that make the Group B unique.

The dial of the new Corsica Blue is inspired, Autodromo tells us, by the Mediterranean setting of the Corsica Rally, part of the Group B championship. What really makes the watch special, in my estimation, isn’t the blue dial, which are a dime a dozen, but the pink accents. This is just not a color that is commonly used on men’s watches, and Autodromo has done a great job of implementing it in a way that matches perfectly with a well chosen hue of blue that really does conjure images of the sea. The Group B, with its sleek case shape and minimalist pseudo-integrated bracelet, was already a great summertime choice, but the new colorway really nails the vacation-ready feeling I imagine Autodromo was going for. 

The Autodromo Group B Series 2 in Corsica Blue is available today through Autodromo and the Windup Watch Shop. (Disclaimer: The Windup Watch Shop is owned and operated by Worn & Wound LLC.)

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the new Corsica Blue. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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Zach is a native of New Hampshire, and he has been interested in watches since the age of 13, when he walked into Macy’s and bought a gaudy, quartz, two-tone Citizen chronograph with his hard earned Bar Mitzvah money. It was lost in a move years ago, but he continues to hunt for a similar piece on eBay. Zach loves a wide variety of watches, but leans toward classic designs and proportions that have stood the test of time. He is currently obsessed with Grand Seiko.
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