In 2015, Autodromo released the limited edition Autodromo Prototipo Brian Redman, a watch celebrating Redman’s historic victory at the 1969 Nürburgring race and the car that got him his win. That watch was built on Autodromo’s Prototipo platform and followed the footsteps of an earlier limited edition dedicated to Prototype-era racing legend Vic Elford. That first limited release Brian Redman edition was made available in two case finishes: classic stainless steel and gold-plated.
For 2017, Autodromo is bringing the Brian Redman back in the form of Brian Redman DLC, a small run of watches featuring, as the name implies, a black DLC-coated case.
We first reviewed the Autodromo Prototipo collection back in 2014, and we’ve kept up with the line in the years since. You can find that written review here or you can watch the accompanying video review below.
As we noted in past coverage, the Prototipo–in all of its iterations–exudes ’70s cool, and the Redman edition especially so. It boasts a beautiful racing-inspired dial, something readily evident in the main index. The colors on the dial relate back to Redman’s race-winning Porsche 908, pulling on the red and green paint scheme of that car and expertly applying it to dial and hands. From Autodromo’s site:
At the Nurburgring in 1969, Siffert had crashed the new Porsche 908 Flunder in practice, meaning that Redman and Siffert would run the race in a spare car entered by Porsche Salzburg. Emblazoned with the Red and White colors of Austria, the Porsche 908/02 was not the latest equipment, but Brian was still able to outrun Pedro Rodriguez in the Ferrari to clinch a victory against the odds. The Brian Redman Prototipo bears the same Red and White paint scheme as the Porsche Salzburg car, with a green centerstop hand referencing the bright green accents on the race car that helped to differentiate it from a distance.