Few weeks ago we wrote about the Heuer Monaco ref. 1133B worn by Steve McQueen while filming the 1971 Le Mans movie that will be on sale at Phillips’ flagship New York Watch Auction, Racing Pulse, on Saturday December 12, 2020.
During the same auction, Phillips will also offer five wristwatches from the collection of multiple Academy Award-Nominated and Golden Globe-Winning actor, Sylvester Stallone.
Lot 47 is the exact Panerai Luminor worn by Sylvester Stallone throughout the 1996 film Daylight, significantly contributing to the exceptional worldwide success of the brand (you can read the complete history of the Panerai Luminor here).
This PAM5218-201/a is remarkably well preserved, and fitted on its rare, original sharkskin strap with original Panerai Pre-Vendome buckle, also seen in the film. Stallone loved the watch and never removed it during the entire duration of filming has remained in his possession until today. The Panerai 5218- 201/a is being offered exactly as it was worn by Mr. Stallone, along with its original box, two additional Panerai Pre-Vendome straps with buckles, and its original brass screwdriver. In addition to a handwritten and signed note by Mr. Stallone, the watch will also be accompanied by an original 1996 studio-issued lobby card from Daylight, also signed by Mr. Stallone, with specific reference by him to this exact watch. Estimate: US$ 40,000 - 80,000 / Euro 33,900 - 67,800.
The Richard Mille RM025-01 Tourbillon Chronograph Adventure (Lot 51) was born of a conversation between Sylvester Stallone and Richard Mille seeking to answer the question “what watch would John Rambo wear?”, referencing the iconic film starring the super star. With a rich array of technical features, the Adventure Tourbillon Chronograph is optimized to aid in survival. Designed to be a survival tool, the RM25-01 features a tourbillon for accuracy, a chronograph for tracking elapsed time, a compass with a removable bezel and carbon cover, a level to promote accuracy while using the compass, and a tiny compartment above the crown to hold emergency water purification tablets. One of a limited edition of just 20 watches made, this lot has an estimate: US$ 250,000 - 500,000 / Euro 211,000 - 421,000. You can read more about this unusual timepiece here.
Released in 2013, the Richard Mille RM052-01 Tourbillon Skull TZP Nano-Ceramic (Lot 50) has an innovative case composed of TZP ceramic and carbon nanotubes. It features a skeletonized movement strongly characterised by a prominent pink gold skull at its center and tourbillon-equipped escapement. The signature case and bezel are made from TZP, a low-density material that is highly scratch resistant. Mr. Stallone has frequently been photographed wearing this exact watch, one of an exclusive limited edition of just 30 examples. Accompanied by a hand-written note from Sylvester Stallone. Estimate: US$ 350,000 - 700,000 / Euro 295,000 - 590,000.
Produced in a limited edition of just 50 examples, the Richard Mille RM059-01 Yohan Blake “Beast” Tourbillon was designed to be worn during 100-meter competitive sprinting. The watch is extremely lightweight and was created for Olympian Yohan Blake, the second fastest man in history and one of the leading athletes of the 21st century. The bridges spanning the movement are designed to evoke the claws of “The Beast,” Yohan Blake's nickname, and embodies the colors of his Jamaican homeland. The estimate of the piece owned by Mr- Stallone is US$ 300,000 - 600,000 / Euro 253,000 - 505,000.
The last of the Stallone's watches on sale at Phillips is the Richard Mille RM032-TI (Lot. 49). Featuring a chronograph with an annual calendar function and rotatable bezel in a 50 mm titanium case, the RM032 meets all the requirements of the ISO 6452 standard for diving watches. Sylvester Stallone wore this exact watch during filming of The Expendables 3 (2014). It is clearly visible in the film, as well as in the official trailer and official press photographs. The watch is accompanied by a handwritten note from Stallone and an additional Richard Mille strap. Estimate: US$ 60,000 - 120,000 / Euro 50,500 - 101,000.
12 December 2020 - 450 Park Avenue, New York