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Super Cars and Watches: Patek & AP x Audi R8 V10 Sypder & AMG GT-R

Is it just us or can you not get enough of super cars and Swiss watches too? At Diamonds By Raymond Lee, it’s every day that the best cars in the world pull up to our lot, ready to try on and buy our latest watches. So, we figure, why not take photos and talk about it all. 

If you appreciate classic and unique watches and cars, you are going to love the features of today’s “Super Cars & Watches” at Diamonds By Raymond Lee. We are talking Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Mercedes AMG GT-R, Audi R8 V10 Spyder, and more.

Rolex 326934 Sky Dweller White Dial Stainless Steel Watch

The Sky-Dweller is one of the most worthy watches for an owner of a super car like the Mercedes Benz AMG GT-R. 

First, it is the perfect mix of sporty and dressy, with its overall stainless steel structure epitomizing “sports watch” and its fluted bezel, which is made of white gold, giving it an essential formal demeanor.

Second, it is one of the most complicated Rolex watches ever made, with functions that fit right at home behind the wheel of a high performance vehicle that can damn near fly (pun intended…get it, Sky-Dweller). What complications, you ask? Well, it has two complications, but you could really call it three. It has a dual time zone (GMT complication – for when you hit a new timezone but you want to keep track of what time it is back home) and an annual calendar (super unique design that displays the months using a little red square next to the twelve hour batons – each hour marker represents the month, i.e. 1 o’clock is January). Now, for the third “complication”, it has a ring command bezel, which allows you to control the settings of your watch rapidly.

Third, it’s stunning and unique in design, and it’s the most expensive line of Rolex sports watches. Who better to ball out in style than a high performance sports car enthusiast who can hit top speeds of nearly 200mph with the flick of their ankle. 

If you want to learn more about the Sky-Dweller, read our full in-depth review. It’s well worth learning everything there is to know about it. It’s a special watch that deserves more attention. 

If you already know you want it, see Diamonds By Raymond Lee’s full sales listing for this Steel Rolesor White Dial Rolex Sky-Dweller, Reference 326934.

Mercedes AMG GT-R

More on this insane Grand Tourer…

The Mercedes AMG GT-R has a handcrafted 4.0 liter V8 biturbo engine that generates 577 horsepower at 6,250 rmp, net power. 

It features a crazy 7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT® DCT dual-clutch rear-mounted transaxle which allows the car to achieve a 3.5 second 0-60 mph. 

Now, where it falls short in terms of speed, when compared to other high-end GT’s that is, it makes up in driving experience and luxuriousness. 

The car is incredibly smooth to drive and the control is superb. It makes high speeds feel not so high, to put it in the simplest way. What’s more, the “cockpit” feels like a luxury jet. 

The AMG GT R is pure luxury and comfort, and it is unrivaled in appearance. This is a car that will sublimely impress anyone, both interior and exterior wise. The AMG GT R will stand out with a jaw-dropping effect at any valet. It is the car for those who appreciate a very healthy combination of speed and grandeur.

For owners of an Audi R8, it’s only right to rock timepieces from the Holy Trinity of Watches (the Big Three – Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, and Vacheron Constantin). So, for the next two watches, we are going to look at an AP and PP that match the jet black R8 to perfection. 

Patek Philippe 5167A Aquanaut Stainless Steel Wrist Watch

Even though the Aquanaut was launched in 1997, some 23 years ago, it still has that young and modern feel to it. After all, in terms of Patek Philippe’s history, it is still a baby…or maybe one could say it’s a child protege.

And, although it may not be discussed as much as the Nautilus, it is far from lacking sensation. This is a watch that collectors can’t stop talking about these days. It’s not only iconic, but it is also highly sought after. 

This Aquanaut has a stainless steel bracelet, unlike the original version of the Aquanaut, which features a rubber strap. So, with the full steel composition, it is much more aligned with the Nautilus style…yet it’s of course completely unique in its own right.

The black dial has a globe-like embossing. For such a “plain” dial, it is incredibly striking. Besides that, the dial only sees Arabic numerals and hour markers (this watch uses both), a minute track, the Patek Philippe name, and a wholesome volume of lume. Because of this, it is remarkably readable and easy on the eyes. It’s no nonsense. It’s pure sophistication…and this extends to the case and bracelet. 

Simplicity is elegance, genius, and beauty. Less is more in the world of Patek Philippe

What’s really special about this watch is its superlative finishing. We will just say it, no other brand has finishing like Patek, except maybe Audemars Piguet. The polishing on the watch is out of this world. It immediately declares the watch as high class. More importantly, the gorgeous finishing seems to last forever. It’s truly incredible how a specific alloy and polishing technique can be such a game-changer.

All in all, this watch is meant to last ages. To be passed down generations upon generations. It’s a great investment and the value will only continue to rise. And for the super car lovers out there, like our friend who owns this V10 R8, the Patek Philippe Aquanaut is the perfect companion for days where you want to be subtly plush. It’s a watch that if people know it, they will be dazzled, but if they don’t, it will fly under their radar. The Patek Philippe is a watch for real watch collectors, people who know the world’s best in watches. Purists, as they call it. It doesn’t have to be flashy to make itself known.

Audi R8 Spyder V10

The Audi R8 V10 Spyder is a convertible all-wheel-drive mid-engine sports car straight from the future…well, not really, of course, but it feels that way. It has rapid, fire-breathing speed but it is also usable, reliable and easy to drive, making it an everyday car for those with a need for speed. 

The Spyder is especially fitting for a South Floridian, as the drop top allows you to get that sun on your skin and wind in your hair all year round. There’s no better place for it.

All in all, it’s one of the most glamorous cars in the world…

Now, let’s talk specs. 

This Audi R8 has a naturally aspirated 5.2 liter V10 petrol engine, a unit migrated from the Lamborghini Gallardo and then given a lower and softer tune. 

The supercar can reach top speeds of 204mph thanks to 526bhp and insane torque. The car really comes to life at around 5,000rpm, serving the driver with incredibly exhilarating noise all the way up to its 8,500rpm limiter.

What makes this car even more special than just speed is its cruise mode. Thanks to high gearing, it can voyage around quietly at low revs, only displaying a slight hint of its secret explosive power and Hercules muscle.

Overall, it’s one of the most dynamic cars we’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing. And we feel lucky to say this, considering there were only 222 produced, globally. 

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Black Themes Watch

This is an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore “Black Themes”.

Just like the new Audi R8, it has a larger than life attitude with its gorgeously finished 44mm stainless steel case. 

Now, you might be thinking 44mm isn’t the largest of case sizes. In fact, it just reaches “oversized” level. However, this watch wears far larger thanks to the classic AP Royal Oak Offshore lug design. It spans the wrist with an imposing presence and in terms of robustness, it is quite thick, at 15mm in height. This is a watch that will catch your eye from all angles, and not just for its size…

The Black Theme Royal Oak Offshore has a stunning black tappisserie dial with a classic monochromatic tone. And while the subdials blend in beautifully, allowing themselves to be there when you need them and hide when you don’t, the Arabic numerals call out strongly, complementing the steel case beautifully. 

As for this watch specifically, it is the rubber strap version, which is ideal for the most sportive and active lifestyles. The strap not only further enhances the black theme, but it also makes it supremely comfortable. It forms to the contours of your wrist and balances the heavy timepiece flawlessly. Moreover, it is impeccably integrated with the case, providing the smoothest unification and the most splendid contrast.

All in all, this is a collector’s watch; a gentlemen’s watch; a watch with iconic status. If you appreciate sophistication and class in the grandest of ways, this AP Royal Oak Offshore Black Theme is the watch for you, especially if you own a black super car like the Audi R8.

Pave Diamond Franck Muller Color Dreams

Here we have a watch that is polar opposite to the Aquanaut. It is the Franck Muller Color Dream. It features a completely pave diamond case and face and large Arabic numeral of different colors. 

This is not a watch you see every day and it’s definitely not a watch for everyone. However, for those who appreciate exuberance and scintillation, you may not find a watch with more of either.

Sadly, it’s hard for pictures to do this watch justice. In person, it surprises with its richness. Even those with a monochromatic, simple taste will be wowed.

Overall, the full pave diamond Franck Muller Color Dream is a great timepiece for those who aren’t afraid to show their playful side; those who are still a child at heart, at least some days or when the time calls for it.

If you are interested in this watch, you can come to Diamonds By Raymond Lee to try it on and feel free to contact us for pricing and specs.

Bell & Ross BR03-92

The BR03 collection at Bell & Ross is easily one of their most iconic and influential.

The watch’s design is inspired by an airplane cockpit dashboard clock. It has a completely unique look with the case “squaring the circle”. It is modeled after the modular design of cockpit instruments, even down to the retention screws. If you’ve ever been in a cockpit, you will immediately see it when looking at the watch.

As for the rest of the design, it enhances its originality through simplicity and clarity. The dial’s numerals and hands are large and in charge, creating the perfect contrast with the pure black background. For those who drive at jaw-dropping speeds, being able to tell the time in an instant and with ease is important. Because of this, we think the BR03 watch is perfect for super car drivers. Plus, again, it’s so damn original. It’s crazy too because the watch is incredibly simple. We can’t explain why this watch stands out so prominently, but it does. 

To top it all off, the strap gives the watch an immaculate finishing touch, offering extreme comfort and security. 

Super Cars & Watches

Want to see more car and watch features by Diamonds By Raymond Lee?

Liquid Blue Ford GT & Rolex Watches and Sapphire Rings
McLaren 720S x Richard Mille RM11-02
Ford GT Carbon Fiber Edition x Rolex Smurf
Porsche 911 GT3RS X AP Rubberclad
White Hublot King Power x BMW M6 Grand Coupe
Emerald Bezel Rolex Milguass GV x McLaren 600LT
All Black Lambo Aventador x Stainless Steel Sky-Dweller and Diamond Ring Stacks

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