Driving the Awesome New AMG GT C Roadster with the Rolex Daytona 6263 “Big Red”

We’ve been in great thought before on comparing vintage Rolex sports replica watches with modern supercars, but seldom do we get to test the move with such panache as our excursion in the incredible new AMG GT C Roadster. Probably you think that a fashion replica Rolex Daytona would suit the car to a tee, and you may be correct, but there’s something a little more gracefully daring in opting for a vintage model instead. The pieceis just shy of the well-known exotic dial “Paul Newman” of the same period and reference, and altogether a much better deal for the knowledgeable collector. rolex Daytona
The one we strapped on features which was first debuted in 1967, coveted black dial with white sub-dials and the iconic “DAYTONA” legend in red which gives this piece its nickname. The vintage Daytona model is manufactured with screw-down chronograph pushers as well, which the fake Rolex introduced in 1965, as well as a waterproof screw-down crown which prompted the addition of the word OYSTER between ROLEX and COSMOGRAPH. Though they’ve never had a partnership, Rolex and AMG share a similar heritage, committed to the ultimate in performance, precision, and craftsmanship. There’s a natural alliance between the two brands which both make mechanical wonders capable of extreme feats. AMG was founded in 1967 by some guys tuning Mercedes cars in their garage; Mercedes parent Daimler-Benz AG took a controlling interest in 1999, making it official.
Right from the beginning AMG cars proved capable of wiping the tarmac with the competition, and inspired every luxury car brand to add its own performance division. The AMG GT C Roadster is the direct descendant of the famed Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing”, perhaps the most beautiful car ever made. The AMG GT’s predecessor, the SLS AMG, featured the same gullwing doors. But having driven both cars we can state that the AMG GT is by far the superior piece of machinery. The Roadster version is the ultimate in open-topped motoring, which to us always gives things a bit of a vintage feel, dating back to the time when sports touring cars did not come equipped with fixed roofs.
It’s the question every Rolex collector has heard many times and the one they hope they never have to answer: if you could only wear one watch for the rest of your life, which would it be?
I won’t pretend it would be an easy determination. Actually let’s face it, which would be their own personal Sophie’s Choice moment for some collectors. But just as an exercise, I am going to start the ball rolling and answer the question myself—and then you can all use the comments section to tell me why I’m wrong! If you’re only going to be wearing one replica watch from now on, it needs to be one that you can wear in any situation. A watch equally at home in the boardroom as it is by the pool.