Watch collecting, on some level, is a game of compromises. Every collector has their own dream timepiece, even if it’s an abstract concept, and while some watches get very close indeed, they rarely ever completely match the ideal vision in your head. The Autodromo Ford GT Endurance Chronograph, for me at least, is that rare dream watch made real.
A 40mm, design-focused racing chronograph with a bona fide link to the greatest nameplate in American racing history is an incredible idea on paper—one that ticks all the enthusiast boxes in one neat, little package. That said, flying this close to the sun is a dangerous game. If the fine details aren’t correct, the whole package could be a major setback to future brand growth. With all that in mind, how does the Ford GT Endurance Chronograph stack up? Let’s examine those finer details for ourselves.
Author’s Note: In the interest of full disclosure, this is a watch I purchased, at release, for my own collection. I have done my best to remain objective and omit any personal bias in this review for the sake of accurately portraying the timepiece to prospective buyers.