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The meeting between the watchmaker Richard Mille and the actor Sylvester Stallone has got results. Not only has it brought about a true friendship and mutual respect but it’s also produced a new product that’s pretty unusual for the watch sector: a highly technical tool watch carved out for adventure with a capital A.

Born in 1946, US actor Sylvester Stallone is world famous for having starred as two characters in two diametrically different worlds: boxer Rocky Balboa, a 1976 film turned cult saga with countless sequels and a spin-off (2015), and ex-commando in the military elite John Rambo, a 1982 masterpiece that’s also been spun out into several episodes with the last one scheduled for 2019. But Sylvester Stallone is more than a successful actor; he’s also a talented artist and watch enthusiast. His encounter with Richard Mille led to the creation of a limited edition (20 available) with a specific look and use as it’s made to survive in hostile environments: the RM 25-01 Tourbillon Adventure Sylvester Stallone.

richard mille rm 25-01 closeupThe piece is unique in the watch sector in terms of its aesthetics and techniques and reminiscent of Rambo’s spirit. Its solid TPT® carbon and titanium case is around 51mm in diameter and 23mm thick. The body features a waterproof compartment to contain water purification tablets to make water drinkable (at 2 o’clock) and a spirit level to get perfectly flat positions (at 4 o’clock). The latter is linked to the compass on one of the two interchangeable bezels and protected by a hood with a mirror. The second bezel bears the four cardinal points with a 360° graduated disc and 24 hr scale.

Other functions complete the RM 25-01 Tourbillon Adventure Sylvester Stallone such as hours and minutes with a 24 hr display, seconds in a counter at 6, chronograph seconds in the centre, function selector at 4 and the 72-hour power reserve indicator at 2. Everything is fuelled by a manual-wind mechanical movement: the RM 25-01 calibre.

Price: 934,000 CHF or 791,500 EUR

By Sharmila Bertin