You Can Bid on Sylvester Stallone's First Panerai Watch
The very watch that revived Panerai after Sly famously wore in the film Daylight is up for auction, along with more from his collection.
Sylvester Stallone is much more than a bulging-muscled, tough-guy action hero. Among other examples of his sophisticated taste, his discovery of a Panerai watch in a shop in Florence led to the brand's transition from obscurity to worldwide prestige. It's a remarkable story, and now, that very watch which he famously wore in the 1996 film Daylight is going up for auction.
Stallone is an aficionado of art and Panerais, and also a prolific watch collector. Alongside that 44mm Panerai Luminor reference 5218-201/a, four of the actor's Richard Mille watches will also be offered as part of the Racing Pulse auction by Phillips on December 12, 2020. The auction also includes a Paul Newman Rolex Daytona and a Heuer Monaco worn by Steve McQueen in the movie Le Mans. You can see the full auction catalog here.