Sylvester Stallone has some heavyweight timepieces in his collectionZach Blass
Since making waves with his Oscar winning film Rocky back in 1976, Sylvester Stallone has established himself as a world renowned actor and action film icon. Over four decades later, he has somehow maintained his muscular physique even in his older age and continued to make high grossing action films. I mean for Pete’s sake, another Expendables film is on the way. While he is known for having the eye of the tiger in his films. when it comes to his watch collection he has more of an eye for the Crown and the Holy Trinity. A true watch collector, Stallone has had so many watches to his name that he even recently auctioned many of his timepieces through Phillips. While some have left his collection, what remains is still a stellar cast of watches including some heavyweight references we would all love to own. Here is just a small selection of what he has been spotted wearing recently.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 Green
Probably the most entry-level watch in his collection, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 Green is a great daily driver for someone who wants luxury but low-key. Of course, entry-level is a bit ironic as, while it is technically the most price accessible collection in the Rolex catalogue, it is also one of the hardest to source at retail. The simple time-only references, with an upgraded 70 hours of power reserve, wowed watch buyers with their Stella lacquer inspired tones. Upon their introduction, green was definitely a fan favourite – many drawing a connection to the iconic signature green colour of the Rolex brand.
Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 5980/1AR
I have tried asking for unobtanium watches in stores, only to get laughs and the stink eye thrown my way – a visual “child, please” if you will. But I dare anyone to tell Sylvester Stallone, no. Whether or not they were sourced at retail, Stallone has some serious Nautilus game, which we will cover throughout this list, but first up is the two-tone 5980/1AR in stainless-steel and rose-gold. The watch leverages a really clean dial, its chronograph display legibly compacted within a sub-dial at 6′. This single and symmetrical space of real estate holds both the elapsed hours and minutes. It is a sick watch, and one his Instagram reveals he wears quite frequently.
Rolex GMT Master ref. 6542 “Pussy Galore”
This famed Rolex GMT Master watch earned notoriety through actress Honor Blackman’s portrayal of the role Pussy Galore in Goldfinger, notably wearing a Rolex GMT-Master ref. 6542 in the film – earning its nickname after her character. It is not only a famous reference for appearing in a Bond movie, but also important in the pantheon of Rolex as it was the first-ever GMT model from the brand. Stallone, both a lover of film and Rolex, clearly was attracted to this coveted and expensive vintage reference – securing one (allegedly from David Silver) with a tropical dial and a clean case and bracelet.
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This is a sure-fire sign he is an informed collector, equally drawn to in-demand modern as well as deep-cut vintage. Better yet, he certainly does not make his 6542 a safe queen – dancing away the weekend with it strapped to his wrist.
Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 5711/13001A
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As we have seen so far, Stallone is a fan of the colour green as well as the Nautilus – so why not tick both boxes off? Well, that is exactly what he did. He was captured wearing a diamond-bezelled 5711/13001A, an elusive configuration of the farewell touring green dial Nautilus. Thankfully, he is wealthy enough not to “Gregory Pau” this reference away, enjoying it on his wrist with his family on his birthday.
Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 5740/1G
I get that the green Nautilus watches are the it-watches of the moment, but man if I could take one from his collection it would definitely be this 5740/1G. White gold, perpetual calendar, blue dial. I mean, from a distance many would think it is just a 5711/1A (did I really write “just”?). But for Stallone, and his wrist, he gets to stealthily enjoy the precious heft of white gold on his wrist, and have a clean perpetual calendar and moon phase indication that is anything but busy on the dial. Gorgeous.