Autodromo Prototipo Brian Redman Edition Gold
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Autodromo Prototipo Brian Redman Edition Gold

Why We Love It

Although we here at Analog/Shift deal primarily in vintage watches, certain modern watches resonate with us.

For many of us, before we strapped our first watches onto our wrists, we were car guys. Whether our first love was a 1930s Packard or a 1960s Porsche 918, we longed to slip behind the wheel and take a spin around our favorite local race course. Although watches might now be our main stock in trade, we’ve never forgotten our love for cars.

There’s a symbiotic relationship between watches and automobiles, and no one understands that better than Bradley Price, founder of Autodromo. 

Bradley is someone who just gets cars, and imbues his passion into each product (or “motoring instrument”) he designs for Autodromo, a brand he founded in 2011.

As lovers of both watches and cars, this is something we can really get behind, and have counted some of his creations in our personal collections over the years.

This is the very last new, unworn Brian Redman in gold on earth, and now we’re proud to offer it on our site.

 The Story

Brian Redman's remarkable racing career encompassed one of the most exciting and dangerous eras in motorsport. From the mid 1960s through the late 1970s,  Brian drove to victory in many of the greatest cars of the period, from the Ford GT40 to the Porsche 908 and 917, as well as the Ferrari 312 PB, Alfa Tipo 33 and BMW CSL. His popularity and skill as a driver is one of the few things Porsche fans and Ferrari fans can agree on, and his roster of team mates reads like a who's who of the Prototype Era.  In addition to his illustrious career in endurance racing, Brian was also Formula 5000 champion 3 times in a row from 1974-1976. A living legend, Brian continues to be involved directly with vintage racing, and still can be seen behind the wheel of many of his former racing machines. Autodromo is very proud to present this limited edition chronograph commemorating Brian's victory at the 1969 Nurburgring 1000km race with team mate Jo Siffert.When a young Brian Redman joined the Porsche factory racing team, he had a choice between being a Number 1 driver in his own car, or sharing his car as Number Two with Swiss driver Jo "Seppi" Siffert.  Brian chose to pair with Siffert even though it relegated him to Number Two status, and together the team mates won 5 out of 10 championship races in 1969, and went on to win 3 of 10 the following year, including the Targa Florio.

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.  The caseback features a map of the tortuous Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit, which featured over 170 corners winding through the Eifel mountains.  The Prototipo Brian Redman Edition comes in special edition packaging along with a 42 page booklet hand-signed by Brian himself.

This edition is comprised of 500 total numbered pieces, with the first 100 pieces in 18K Gold plate, which we offer here. 

Details

SKU: AD-PROT-BR-GOLD

18k gold-plated case is approximately 42mm (excluding crown and pushers). Seiko VK63 Chronograph Hybrid Meca-Quartz Movement. Circa 2015.

Overall Condition: Watch is in excellent, as-new condition overall.

Includes one 20mm Autodromo rally strap.

Also includes special edition collectors box with 42-page booklet signed by Brian Redman.

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