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Watches of Sylvester Stallone
The man-legend, he's Rambo, Rocky, the "Italian Stallion", and also Sly... Of course, we are talking about Sylvester Stallone. This muscular guy has a complex and interesting destiny: and what kind of characters he had! For most of us, he will always be a hero and superman of our time, and pretty soon Stallone will exchange the fifties, and from the times when he beat faces of the bad guys on the screen, a lot of water under the bridge. Sylvester Stallone has long preferred roles of a very different plan, and more often he appears in the movies as a creator, he writes books and publishes its own magazine. It’s time for viewer 's to accept that Sly - it's not just a "mountain of muscle", although a very charming, it's an iconic figure in the film industry, witty and intelligent person, a connoisseur of literature, theater and painting, as well as an exemplary family man. Since the time of the movie "Rocky" not only the look of Stallone has radically changed, but his inner world. However, now we talk, of course, not of the last.
Even if the cine image of Stallone has finally gone from colorful shirts and weighty gold jewelry in favor of elegant, classic suits, in ordinary life, the former "Rambo" never had a reputation for shopaholics - unlike the vast majority of Hollywood handsome, by the way.
But for what selective and rigorous Sly has a particular fondness? Everyone who is not too far from the world of film and fashion, know that the iconic actor, director, screenwriter and producer is known not only for his cinematic activity, but also a great love for wristwatches. Stallone loves watches, collecting them, advertise, happily wears them like in the movies and in life, and he even creates watches.
"I am very keen sense of time – and in this I am alike my hero Rocky Balboa" - says Sly himself. Well, but not only that makes him similar with a famous boxer, they both know how to win.
How Stallone met with Panerai
What watches does Sylvester Stallone wear? One can be rightly said that the main watch of Stallone - is Officine Panerai. It is a Panerai watch is primarily associated with style of this Hollywood star. With the Italian brand Sly "met" almost immediately after the appearance of the watch on the market back in 1993. As you know, up to this time Panerai watches were produced in extremely limited quantities and were specially designed for the Italian secret services. Once these military-watches have become available to the general public, Stallone did not deny himself the pleasure to try new. Many believe that Sly helped to gain international fame for Panerai.
In the thriller “Daylight”, filmed in 1995, a brutal hero Stallone, destined to disembarrass people from the flooded tunnels, checks the time with a chronometer Panerai Luminor Marina Submersible with an exclusive automatic caliber. Legend says that it turned out absolutely by chance: arrived in Italy for the shooting, Sylvester saw a watch at the window of one shop and bought it for personal use, so to speak. Moreover, the actor even in the presence of cameras did not want to part with a chronometer – it was a luck that Panerai Luminor Marina Submersible fit perfectly the image of his character. As far as this tale is true, is not known. As it was in fact, now no one can say for sure, but it does not matter, the main thing - the result: thanks to the film the whole world has known what watch you can fully rely on in an extreme situation!
In return for this voluntary public relation, the company Panerai has released a limited edition collection called Slytech (fans of movie "Cliffhanger" call Stallone) in 1995. "The exchange of courtesies" did not stop there: a watch Panerai Marina Base PVD “lit up” on the hand of Stallone in “Rambo IV” in 2008. And, I must say, the harsh Vietnam veteran named John Rambo, frantically run around in the depths of the jungle with guns in his hands, this massive watch with a black case and black strap looks perfectly.
"Unstoppable" love of Sly and Panerai
A year after the release of "Rambo", climax has come for Panerai watches in the biography of Stallone. Work on the most anticipated blockbuster of the decade had started - "The Expendables”, where Sylvester acted as writer, director, producer - in short, the main creator of the film. Moreover, he did not part with his favorite Panerai during the filming (attentive viewers should have notice a few frames where the watch was shown close-up), so he also nominated a condition: all the main characters have to wear a watch of this brand. However, I do not think that it was mandatory - rather, a kind of "circle of interest" was formed from the "uncontrollable" Hollywood lovers of Italian brand. After all, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Statham, and Terry Crew, and other participants of the film had been repeatedly been and seen with Panerai watches. By the way, fun fact: the former Terminator and the current governor of California does not appear in the movie titles... But there are Panerai watches here! Here's what this means: 'the main characters' of movie.
Stallone’s watch by Panerai was «starred" in an advertising photo shoot for "The Expendables" and "come" with him to the premiere of the film. Now at last a little bit about watch itself: the model Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta Rattrapante in the case with diameter of 44 mm with black DLC-coating, black dial, decorated with a special pattern, as well as special lighting and tachometer scale, was released in limited edition for the jubilee regatta on the vintage and classic yachts Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. Actually, Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta Rattrapante watch has been developed for yachting, because the model is a split-chronograph, allowing measure time for the two different events at the same time and, therefore, indispensable for competition on the water and in general all kinds of races.
Panerai Luminor 1950 RR so brilliantly played the role of watch for the "bad guys" that in the second part of "The Expendables” in 2010, the history repeated: Stallone himself appeared on the screen with Panerai watch, and has supplied all the actors. At this time all the models Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Bronzo took part in the movie, and as you have probably guessed, the role of the watch was assigned considerable in the film. In the tabloids there even were rumors that two major Hollywood “roll” (not counting those who starred in the movie "The Expendables 2"): Mickey Rourke and Jean-Claude Van Damme refused to participate in the project because they could not accept a condition Stallone to wear Panerai watches.
The model Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Bronzo in a safe bronze 47-mm case with automatic movement P-9000, with three-day power reserve, a special fluorescent coating and water resistance up to 300 meters, has been assembled on the basis of watch, created by the masters of Panerai more than half a century ago, especially for commanders of Navy.
In his usual life, watches of Stallone are often Panerai. Sly once even ordered the company a series of chronometers with his signature engraved on the case back to give these watches to friends and associates. Among the receiver of that watches, by the way, was and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Panerai watches beat all records by the number of appearances at social and official events as "satellite" of Stallone. For example, in 2009 the actor "walked" the largest model of Panerai collection and the strongest representative of the "watch megalomania" in general - Panerai Radiomir Egiziano watch in titanium case with a diameter of 60 mm.
In general, on the wrist of Sly were different models, but the leader is a brand Panerai. With this watch, a Star of Dream Factory is everywhere: at home or at work, or at parties. Now, it does not matter under what circumstances that love arose, the main thing that a couple of decades, both parties are happy with mutually beneficial cooperation. Valuable is that in all this time any contracts was not signed - all based on trust and mutual respect. Stallone bought a Panerai watches because of their reliability and exceptional design, and the brand, in its turn, allowed the actor to get "behind the scenes" of watch making. But about the outcome of that, we'll talk later. In the meantime, let us remember what else watches Sylvester Stallone wears.
Another "Italians" in the life of Sly
Banal proverb tells us to protect the honor of his youth - and in spite of all the significant achievements of Stallone, audience unlikely ever forgets an 'Italian Stallion'. Country-boot at all played a landmark role in the life of the actor, although the Sly was born in New York, his father was a full-blooded Sicilian -, in fact, his name clearly alludes.
All the same genes is a great thing, and Sylvester Stallone has a particular weakness to the Italian watch brands. And the brand Panerai is not alone in the list of Italian hobbies of Hollywood macho: Stallone, for example, has in his collection a decent amount of U-Boat watches, and many models have been made to order. Stallone bind very friendly relations with the founder and chief designer of the brand - Italo Fontana, so to say, "I want such a watch!” is not a problem for Sly. In the spring of 2008 Fontana personally made the model U-Boat Flightdeck 50 CA 18K in gold case engraved in pointing to the exclusivity of that watch and the specific identity of its owner. However, Stallone also does not neglect usual models of the brand U-Boat, as there are very interesting specimens in collections.
Nothing human is foreign to Rambo
Though brutal Italian military watch brands make up the bulk of the collection Stallone, Sly does not forget about the Swiss "Titans" of the watch world. For example, the actor has "old scores" with the well-known brand Rolex. As a young man, back in 1978, Stallone starred for advertising "Rolex" and the brand’s products since more than once graced his wrist. For example, before his meeting with Panerai - on the set of the movie "Lost” (“Staying Alive”), which was released in 1983, the actor wore just Rolex, to be exact - Rolex Day Date. Outside the shooting area the watches of the famous brand also occasionally accompanied Sly: once Stallone was spotted with a "tuned " model Black out Rolex Daytona, another time - with a watch of the 18 -carat yellow gold with diamonds in total 8 pieces ...
Or mentioned Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTec GMT watch, accompanied Stallone at the premiere of the second part of the blockbuster "The Expendables". Model in a massive 46-millimeter rose gold case, equipped with automatic caliber CFB 1901, the functions of displaying the date and time in three different time zones, looks luxurious. And although the developers claim that a watch "on the fan", the design in general can be described as a classic.
But the following watch of Stallone on our list is equally distant from both the classics and from the "warlords". It was hard to imagine that a character like Sly will attract similar accessories - however, it just shows how versatile Stallone. So - drum roll - our Rambo and Rocky was seen repeatedly in watch ... Jacob & Co! Yes, these bold type chronometers, balancing on the verge of kitsch, inexplicably won the heart of a brutal Sly. And in the notoriously controversial collections of Jacob & Co, our hero managed to pick the craziest instances: among them, for example, the model Skull Five Time Zone in steel 316L case with diamond skull on the dial showing the time in 5 time zones. The barrage of unflattering reviews came after the scandalous appearance of Stallone in public with this watch. Even the most devoted fans of the actor had to admit that the image of the “glamorous geek" is not for Sly, as with pirate symbols of diamonds weighing 10 carats, it looks at least ridiculous. More skeptical critics say: after stylish Panerai similar accessories that provocative and not too comfortable (just try to make out hands in brilliant splendor!) – it is "not just a step back and just some drop down". One happy: to say it to Rambo is unlikely someone can.
Jaeger-LeCoultre – not an accessory, but the reward
In talking about the watches of Stallone we cannot forget one very significant for Sylvester chronograph. In 2009, the hunk was awarded the “Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award” of Venice International Film Festival. This award is a relatively new, and its aim is simple - to pay tribute to the most talented figures of modern cinema. In particular, Stallone was honored for outstanding achievement in directing activities - I bet it was damn nice for old man, because the last few years he is desperately seeking recognition as a producer, not just a performer.
As the festival is supported by the official partner - the cult Swiss company Jaeger-LeCoultre, then the winner got as gift a watch of this brand. In this case, to comment on the timepiece itself and its relevance to the image of Sly's offer to abstain: after all, don t look a gift horse in the mouth.
Want to do something good - do it yourself
As we have already said, long-term friendship with Panerai resulted not only ambitious advertising campaign for the brand, but also an invaluable experience for most "advertiser's". Stallone was maximally close to the "wrong side" of watch making. So when Stallone decided to create his own line of clothing and accessories under the brand Sly, the fact that watches would be present in the collections, no one has raised doubts. The audience for Stallone’s work is men between 20 and 40 years. Sly is resolute: he is not only going to put all the Hollywood in clothes of his own production, but also provide all the necessary attributes, ranging from writing pens and finishing perfume.
Spiteful critics, of course, tirelessly talk about that Stallone wisely thinks about retirement, saying that he cannot chase villains on the screen drive a whole age. But one fact is indisputable: Sly knows a lot about male psychology and image formation: "In every man there is something of a rebel and something of a gentleman". Actually, in search of the fine line between the two extremes and the creation of the perfect balance between two principles the creative pursuits of Hollywood actor and director are directed. Initially, representatives of Sly Inc announced that as a source of inspiration for the debut collection will become legendary movie image of Stallone: Rocky and Rambo.
I cannot judge about the clothes, but the debut watches of Sylvester Stallone, first presented to the public at Baselworld 2013, is a little reminiscent of a style of boxer or a fighter for justice. Created in partnership with Montegrappa (a widely known manufacturer of luxury writing instruments) Chaos Automatic Analogue Wristwatch watch is made in the massive case (54 mm long and 43 mm wide) of gold or silver to choose from. The watch is made based on the mechanism ETA 2824. But that's all, so to speak, the technical specifications. And now the main (and then you have probably wondered how the name Chaos Automatic Analogue was formed): the watch is decorated with the detail image of snakes and skulls - chaos in its purest form. Snakes like braid the case of impressive size, and the skull is proudly emblazoned on the dial. The main part of the case is ornate and complex figurative carving. Round multi-level dial is a combination of gold and black surfaces coated sapphire glass, and it consists of two parts: the outer circumference with matte black finish and with numerical indices on it, the seconds dial and date display, and the central circle - there on the background one can see the second relief surface, minute and hour hands, and date display at 3 o'clock position. Hands with luminescent coating are made of gold, Roman numerals on the hour scale are made on the strict font. Each detail of carefully thought out decoration of Chaos Automatic Analogue Wristwatch watch is the result of painstaking manual work of the best craftsmen. The thin alligator strap with a gold or silver clasp complements this colorful picture.
The author of idea, of course, is Sylvester Stallone: he came up with the main motive of the series. Ah yes, now some may wonder: "What other series?”. The fact that the fruitful cooperation of Sly and the company Montegrappa has started a year before the presentation of Chaos Automatic Analogue watch. Then they have released a limited batch of writing pens Chaos.
Well, one has to admit: it is very original. Someone said that the Chaos Automatic Analogue Wristwatch – this is a biker watch, someone just at a loss on the design, and some gasps of delight and passionately wants to buy such a nontrivial time meter. There are a lot of rumors and gossips around the Stallone’s watches, which can be diagnosed with certainty: the first pancake was not lumpy. However, the fact of authorship of Stallone has promised a spectacular show - and the old - Sly did not disappoint! Now the lovers and fans are waiting with anticipation the birth of watches that were released under the name Sly.
What time is shown by a Stallone’s watch?
Watches of Sylvester Stallone - this is the byword. For this subject many people invariably follow, discuss it, and wait its surprises. Someday, I'm sure, in the watch making the current time will be designated as "the era of Stallone". And they will be remembered as one of the top Hollywood actors wore manly Panerai and U-Boat, expressive Jacob & Co and classics under the name Rolex, and then went and began to create his own watches, amazing and like nothing on earth.
Written by Lena
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