Unless you drop about half-a-million dollars on a new Ford GT, you will not be allowed to purchase the Autodromo GT Owners Edition Flyback Chronograph. However, the 3D online configurators for both the car and the watch are a joy to tinker with, and both take you deep inside these innovative designs. It’s not entirely absurd to consider playing with Ford’s configurators as a valuable aesthetic experience in its own right, and—not for nothing—it is free.The Ford GT is a “supercar,” which basically means expensive, rare, and fast. The GT’s cutting-edge technology, design, and performance belie whatever notions you may have of Ford as a stayed legacy brand, the maker of modern Mustangs that look old, of the F-series pickup trucks so standardized as to be symbolic, of SUVs so generic that they practically disappear in parking lots. But the GT is—and always has been—a highly innovative and successful super car. The GT40 famously won four LeMans titles back in the 1960s, crushing Porsches and Ferraris and putting American automobiles into a previously unobtainable limelight.
Autodromo, maker of automobile-inspired watches and other goods, is back to help Ford celebrate the modern GT. This is Autodromo’s second outing with Ford, having released a generally available Meca-Quartz Endurance Chronograph back in 2017.