When it comes to luxury watches and cars, exceptional design brings together precise inner function with an alluring exterior. Thats exactly why men will spend a fortune to attain these lustworthy symbols of status and power with a heavy dose of style. Cars and watches share similar structures where the outward design is admired and appreciated, but true enthusiasts know the value of their intricate workings within that make these item covetable.
Some of 2019s most noteworthy cars showcased at the Monterey Car show pair perfectly with Rolexs most sought after watches of the moment. The knowledge and skillful mechanics that went into these masterpieces are a feat in their own right. Intricate mechanical structures that function beneath the face of each Rolex mirror the superior engineering below the hood of these luxury automobiles for a high-quality product that merits the high price tag. In a dream world, where we have the funds to finance both purchases, these killer combinations have the ability to turn any man into a total boss, the ultimate power player.
For a bit of indulgence, we picked and paired 6 cars and watches for a drool-worthy feast for the eyes.
Go for style gold with this Porsche and Rolex pairing. The bright yellow exterior and tinted-black windows of this Porsche handsomely echo the black dial and gold bracelet links of the Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller. This watch and car make a bold statement on their own, but when paired together, it’s an epic power move to let everyone know you’ve arrived.
Car: Porsche RUF CTRThe RUF CTR rose to fame as a result of a test done by Road & Track that was published in their July 1987 issue. Organized to determine the worlds fastest car, the test was held at Volkswagens Ehra-Lessien test track, and the Yellowbird as it was named, went 211 mph. It is best known for its use in one of the first automotive viral videos known as Fascination, where Stefan Roser slid it around the Nurburgring Nordeschleife in loafers.
Watch: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller in Oystersteel and Yellow-Gold ($17,150)
The Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller is noted for its second time zone display and off-center dial. A newer model of the iconic Oyster Perpetual, this watch is ideal for the full-time traveler. The Sky Dweller was originally introduced in 2012, but has since been expanded upon by the master craftsmen at Rolex who, for this model, worked exclusively in precious medals.
The Rolex Yacht Master II is the perfectly crafted companion for the thrill-seeker, whether he is speeding around the city in his Nissan GT-R50 or climbing aboard his private yacht.
Car: Nissan GT-R50
The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign starts with our latest GT-R NISMO and reinterprets it with a European-style sensibility, combining Japanese performance, and quality Italian craftsmanship. After a strong global tour with the GT-R50 prototype making appearances at Goodwood, Spa-Francorchamps, Nissan Crossing, and more, a customer version inspired by the prototype will be produced. Starting at 990,000 euros, Italdesign will build no more than 50 vehicles,.
Watch: Rolex Yacht-Master II in Yellow Gold ( $43,550)
The only Chronograph in the world with a mechanical memory, The Rolex Yacht Master II is coveted by both sailors and collectors alike. The on-the-fly synchronization and unique countdown feature allows skippers to precisely time their gains on their sea.
The deep green of this vintage 1969 Camaro Z/28 and the sublime emerald face, alligator strap, and gold case of this Rolex Day-Date 36 ensure that you will be the only man on the road who is not green with envy.
Car: 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28
The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 was driven at the 2018 Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion. The legendary Camaro was originally created in 1966 during the height of the rivalry between Ford and Chevrolet.
Watch: Rolex Day-Date 36 in Yellow Gold With Alligator Strap ( $22,150)
The Day Date 36 was first introduced to the world in 1956 and has remained a classic ever since. It was the first waterproof and self-winding chronometer watch to include the date, as well as the time. The face is handsome and straightforward, making it one of the most iconic offerings from Rolex.
For the refined man who understands that the elegant simplicity of a classic is the root of a truly modern sensibility.
Car: 1955 MASERATI A6GCS/53 SPIDER
One of the most iconic sports car to come out of the 1950s, the 1955 Maserati a6gcs/53 Spider is a masterpiece of Italian design and craftsmanship. This incredibly rare automobile is renowned for its 1,985 CC DOHC Twin-Plug Inline 6-Cylinder Engine, and for having been awarded the Coppa dOro at the 2010 Concorso dEleganza Villa dEste
Watch: ROLEX CELLINI TIME IN WHITE GOLD WITH ALLIGATOR STRAP ($15,200)
The name of this watch derives from the famous Italian artist, Benvenuto Cellini, and could be easily mistaken for a work of art. The simplistic design of this watch is enhanced by the use of only the best materials in the world for its construction.
To the untrained eye the subtle blue details of the watchs face and stripes down the cars hood are the only element uniting these two mechanical feats. However, the Cosmograph Daytona is made of one of rarest and finest metals, platinum, and thus it perfectly compliments the design and exclusivity of the Ford GT 108, the rarest of all GT40s.
Car: FORD GT 108
Prototype of the Ford GT40 known as the GT 108, it’s the only Roadster to have continually survived in its original form. Being the rarest, most original, and best documented GT40 of them all, it won the race at Pebble Beach in 2003 and RM Auctions managed to sell it for $6,930,000.
WATCH: ROLEX COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA OYSTER IN PLATINUM (Price Upon Request)
The face of this legendary Cosmograph Daytona is a striking shade of ice-blue that perfectly contrasts with the rich chocolate brown bezel. A handsome watch with subtle style.
The sportiness of the rubber strap on the mechanical masterpiece that is the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Oyster, is for the man who can truly master the speed of the most valuable sports car ever sold at auction.
Car: 1962 FERRARI 250 GTO
The most valuable car ever sold at auction, the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO was sold for $48,405,000. The third of only 36 GTOs built, it’s considered by marque experts to be one of the most authentic and original of all GTO examples.
Watch: ROLEX COSMOGRPAH DAYTONA OYSTER, EVEROSE GOLD ($28,800)
The watch that debuted in 1963 is still one of the best examples of the harmonious marriage between form and function. The perfectly symmetrical face and multiple time-measuring features never distract from the elegance of the form. The seconds hand gives a reading accurate to 1/8 of a second. The rubber strap is sporty and has performance benefits, yet the gold of the case and the dials adds an level of sophistication.