One of the Most Original Watch Designs Out There Just Keeps Getting Better and Better

Autodromo’s Group B Series 2 just got an all-green makeover in homage to the famed Paris-Dakar rallies of the 1980s.


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Autodromo’s Group B has long been amongst the best and most original “microbrand” watch designs — thoughtful and handsome, it seamlessly melds the worlds of cars, horology and design into a svelte package that looks killer on a fabric strap or on its more recent integrated bracelet.

Now the Group B is being reintroduced in the form of the Series 2 Safari. Inspired by the Safari and Paris-Dakar rallies of the 1980s, the new Group B is finished in dark green with an orange “Safari” logo on the dial. Interestingly, Bradley Price, founder of Autodromo, was able to finish the steel bracelet as well as the titanium/steel watch case in a matching shade of green, making for a uniform, unique look that you’d be hard-pressed to find in the boutique watch world.

With the exception of special green packaging featuring a drawing of the 1986 Paris-Dakar winning Porsche 959 rally car, the Group B Series 2 Safari is the same Group B we know and love, complete with a Miyota 9015 3-hand automatic movement, 39mm case and 50m of water resistance. Most notable, of course, is the watch’s incredible design language: based on the racing tachometer of the Lancia 037 Rally car, the Group B possess a instantly recognizable look that surely makes it one of the coolest watches in the world.

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