Sylvester Stallone attends the premiere of the HBO documentary “Very Ralph” at the Paley Center for Media on November 11, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Sylvester Stallone is auctioning some of his most valuable watches, including two that became famous in his films.
The Oscar-nominated actor, best known for his action roles as Rocky and Rambo, is a longtime watch collector. He will sell five trophy watches at an event on December 12th that Phillips Auctions is hosting in association with Bacs and Russo.
“Over several decades he has put together a truly remarkable collection from some of the most important watchmakers of our time,” said Paul Boutros, director of clocks at Americas at Philips.
Stallone did not focus on traditional brands like Rolex or Patek Philippe, but was a major collector of contemporary brands like Panerai and Richard Mille. The five watches he plans to auction include four Richard Mille watches and a Panerai.
Stallone was particularly fond of Richard Mille watches, which are known for their cutting-edge technology, engineering, and materials. He will sell one of Richard Mille’s rarest watches, an RM 25-01 Adventure Tourbillon Chronograph, the result of a collaboration between Richard Mille and Stallone. It answers the question, “What kind of watch would Rambo wear?”
The watch features a tourbillon for accuracy, a chronograph for tracking elapsed time, a compass with a removable bezel and carbon cover, a stage to promote accuracy when using the compass, and a tiny compartment above the crown to hold emergency water purification tablets. Richard Mille only made 20 watches and Stallone’s is expected to fetch between $ 250,000 and $ 500,000.
Stallone also sells an RM052-01 with a rose gold skull in the center. It is estimated to sell for $ 350,000 to $ 700,000. The case is made of TZP ceramic and carbon nanotubes with a skeletonized clockwork with the skull.
A light green RM059-01, one of 50 made and manufactured in honor of Olympic sprinter Yohan Blake, is also sold at an estimated value of $ 300,000 to $ 600,000.
A Richard Mille watch that Stallone wore on “The Expendables 3” is also up for auction, with an estimate of $ 60,000 to $ 120,000.
Perhaps the most famous watch to be sold is the Panerai Luminor, which Philips says is “the most important Panerai ever to be sold at auction”. The PAM5218-201 / a watch is expected to sell for $ 40,000 to $ 80,000.
Stallone wore it in 1996 during the film “Daylight”. The appearance made Panerai famous and put the brand on the world map among watch collectors and buyers.