The holiday season can be stressful, especially if you’re buying for a gearhead. But never fear: if you’re in need of a present for that special guy, there is an array of automotive gifts out there that will suit any driver’s tastes, and enhance his time behind the wheel.
Gear that Suits the Man and the Machine
Ticking off the week's news in watches
This Week in Watches: Updates to Breitling Colt line, Braun’s Bauhaus timepieces, Autodromo’s self-winding watch from Pebble Beach and much more.
Gentlemen, start your chronographs
The motoring watch has long been a symbol of masculine derring-do and a love of machinery. Here are six modern timepieces that still capture the exhaust smell and sound of engines running wide open on a ribbon of tarmac.
Keep the revs high
One of the best ways to enjoy a summer weekend is a top-down road trip out of town. Pick up a fun roadster like an Alfa Romeo Spider (preferably in rosso corsa) for just these occasions.
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Is there a more appropriate topic to base a retrospective around than timepieces? Okay, yes, maybe a modified Delorean, but that was a rhetorical question anyhow. Few men’s accessories — indeed, few items a man could own — say more about their owner than a watch, and it’s been that way for centuries. To help…
If you’re one of the truly fortunate gents who owns a convertible and lives in Florida or SoCal, you can cruise year-round while your snowed-in friends send seething text messages of envy. And if you’re the (still pretty fortunate) cooler-clime convertible owner shooting off those angry texts? Well, you’re fast running out of time to enjoy the benefits of your soft (or retractable hard top) steed. But if you prep properly, you can still squeeze in a few more chilly weekends. We’ve got all the gear you need to keep warm(ish) and stylish as you top-down drive to your heart’s content.
TapIt Cap Craft brews are important. They’re good to drink, they’re good to make, they’re good to know about. Thing is, they’re also good to savor. Until the TapIt came along, growlers of beer would go flat before a measured drinker could work his way through the whole thing. TapIt is a screw-top tap made…
Autodromo Stringback Driving Gloves Vintage-inspired, these stringback driving gloves hearken to the days of wooden steering wheels and veddy British racing heritage. The short cuff is buttonless, which means your Autodromo watch can gleam in the sun as you motor à la drivers of yore. $110 (★) Fujifilm XM-1 According to leaked images, the newest…
A revved-up timepiece
We love Autodromo’s automotive-inspired timepieces, so we’re excited to see them expanding the line with the Monoposto ($875), their first mechanical wristwatch. As with the other pieces in their collection, the Monoposto is an unabashed homage to the Cult of the Car. It takes design cues from the bare-bones, single-seat racers of days gone by,…
‘Tis the season for wishes and we bet that a lot of Gear Patrol readers have a new watch on their Christmas lists. We do, too, so we rounded up ten of the most exciting and gift-worthy timepieces of the year for you to add to yours. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice is between…
Autodromo is a new watch brand that aims to capture the waning spirit of motoring. Its first three offerings dubbed the Veloce, Vallelunga (shown above), and the Brescia, all feature Swiss Made Ronda 4003.B quartz movements, big date calendar complications, and KI glass crystal with a sapphire coating. Their perforated leather straps and uncluttered modernist…