Autodromo’s ’80s-inspired Group B has long been my favorite of the brand’s watches. Late last year, Autodromo announced the Series 2, which ushered the triumphant return of the Group B, but with two major modifications—the lugs are no longer fixed, and now the watch comes with a killer steel bracelet. Before I get started, I’d like to point out that, outside of the new lug design and bracelet, the Series 2 is largely the same watch as the original Group B. Rather than rehash a review of the Group B (be sure to check out our Group B review from several years back if you’d like a rundown on the watch), I’ll instead focus this review on the bracelet.
The impact of the bracelet cannot be overstated. It really does change the way the watch looks on the wrist, and, in my opinion, it actually gives the Group B more of a retro vibe than its predecessor. If Genta and Giugiaro produced a horological lovechild, then this would be it.