John Travolta is one of the best dressed actors from Hollywood, so there is no surprise that his accessories are always classy and one of a kind. He was seen more than a few times wearing a gorgeous Breitling Navitimer watch, and we understand why he made this choice; the watch is a perfect fit for his personality and his clothing preferences.
The Breitling Navitimer watch is a classic, and it is one of the favorite pieces worn by pilots and those who have aeronautics as passion since more than 60 years. The watch was first made in 1952, and although the design that the watch has today is almost identical to the original one, there are many improvements in the structure and the quality of the materials.
What makes the watch stand out is the high quality steel case and the black dial with red seconds hands. Travolta is wearing his Navitimer model AB012012-BB01BK with a black leather strap, but there are many versions available starting from brown leather to stainless steel. The watch itself can also be found in red gold version with different dial colors. No matter the materials, the Navitimer is a truly reliable piece that is not only good looking, but also of an outstanding performance.
It is water resistant like most of the Breitling watches and it can resist to a pressure of 3 bars, which is more than enough for regular daily use. The bezel is bidirectional and the crystal of the watch is as resistant as the rest of it, made from cambered sapphire and glare-proofed both sides. This means that no matter where you are and how you wear the watch, there will be no disturbing reflection on its surface. We understand why this would be so important for someone like John Travolta who is in front of the cameras more often than not.
For someone who doesn’t want to worry about changing the batteries of the watch, the Navitimer is perfect since it is selfwinding mechanical. It has a power reserve of at least 42 hours, more than enough for any situation. It works on the 2nd timezone and it also shows the date, not only the time. Its weight without the strap is 112 gr, so it is light enough to be comfortable and heavy enough to look good on any wrist.
On the market you will find plenty of versions of the Navitimer available, in different colors and made from different materials, but all of them have something in common: they are timeless pieces that will not only last forever, but they will also make a statement for the person who is wearing them.
No wonder that John Travolta is so attached to his Navitimer that he is wearing it both on the red carpet and when he is on a casual meeting outside. There is probably no other piece that would look as good as this one on his wrist!
There is no secret to anyone that Adam Levine is one of the best dressed singers there is. Although he has a very casual and relaxed style all the time, the Maroon 5 main singer always looks perfect, and this includes not only his clothes but also his accessories. One of the most popular pieces that he is wearing is his watch; the Daytona 6240 Rolex, a collectible timeless watch.
Like any other Rolex watch, the Daytona model is also extremely elegant, a classic some might think, and designed to get the attention in any circumstance. Strangely enough, when Rolex first produced this watch only a number of pieces were made, because they thought that it will not sell well. Indeed, the Daytona did not have much success back in the 60’s, but nowadays the watch is extremely difficult to find and it can only be bought for a small fortune.
The Daytona watch is made from high quality steel that will not change its appearance over the years. A clear proof of this is that even nowadays, more than 50 years after the watch was made, it still looks impeccable and every piece that was produced in that time is mostly intact. The strap of the watch is also made of stainless steel, which makes it appropriate both for casual and elegant outfits; Adam Levine is wearing his Daytona successfully during concerts or on the red carpets with expensive suits.
One of the reasons why there’s so much discussion around Adam’s watch is not because the watch is a Rolex or because it is pricey (and it is quite expensive), but because it is a classic. The original version that was produced in the 60’s evolved, and anyone who knows something about watches can look at this piece and see how the entire collection evolved. The details may go unnoticeable for most of the people, but not for a specialist. Adam does not only show his impeccable taste in choosing clothes and accessories, but he is also making a statement: he loves the classics and he is not afraid to show it.
Regarding the price of the watch, it is difficult to say how much it is actually worth. It was made in a limited edition and not many pieces are still available in good condition, so it depends on how the watch looks now and how well it was preserved.
When you work with the public like Criss Angel does, every part of your outfit needs to be carefully adjusted. Criss is playing with the human mind, doing tricks and performances that would surprise even the most skeptic viewer and he needs distractions and advantages that he can use during his shows. His outfit is also part of the performance, so there is no surprise that his watch is as special as the person wearing it.
Breitling has a wide variety of watches, each one with different features and designs, but the Diamond Super Avenger one that Criss is wearing is truly attention grabbing. Surrounded by diamonds and with a professional, but elegant appearance, Criss can wear it not only during his shows but also during other public appearances.
The watch has a resistant, classy steel case that will not get easily broken or scratched. It is water resistant and it will work perfectly fine up to 300 m deep in the water. With a non-slip grip, every screw is adjusted to prevent water and dirt from going inside, not to mention how much this adds to the elegant look of the watch. The chronograph is self-winding and it is certified by COSC, so it is truly reliable in terms of precision.
The classic version of the watch can be adjusted to fit your needs, but Criss wanted something truly spectacular so he made sure that the strap is not only made from the best steel available, but also decorated with dozens of small diamonds that increase not only the value, but also the uniqueness of the watch. This, of course, does not make the watch less suitable for dangerous tricks; it is still as resistant and reliable as any other piece.
The case of the watch is also decorated with diamonds, and the bezel is unidirectional and ratcheted. The crystal of the watch is just as important as the rest, as it can destroy the entire piece if it gets easily scratched. Luckily, it is made from cambered sapphire and it is glareproofed both sides. What does this mean? There’s no chance that a reflection in his watch will destroy his tricks, and this is exactly what he needs. The watch keeps its appearance and design but it will never become an inconvenient.
Although it is made from strong and resistant materials, the watch is quite light and comfortable to wear, with a weight of only 150.10 gr without the strap. Of course, the weight can increase slightly depending on the elements that you decide to add on the watch, but this is a very solid yet appealing base to begin with.
The Super Avenger watch will put anyone in the center of attention, as it is truly one of the pieces that can’t be easily forgotten. Depending on the strap that you choose you can make it a discreet watch for the evening or a glowing one for a show; either way, it will look perfect.
If you ever watched Bear Grylls’s show, you were probably surprised by the strong will and skills that he has. He can handle any extreme situation, he will go until the end of the world and back just to test his limits and he will do things that for us are unimaginable. With all this, it’s clear that he needs extraordinary equipment that he can count on at any time and in any condition, starting from his clothes to his accessories.
Bear Grylls was seen, more than a few times, wearing the Breitling emergency watch, and this made many people wonder what is so special about this watch and why he chose to wear it from so many other options available. We have the answer!
To begin with, it is easy to notice the special appearance of the watch. Many emergency watches are too big or with a strange design, but not Breitling. The strap of the watch is also made from high quality, high resistance materials. No matter where you go (maybe a trip through the forest?) you will not damage it easily. Made from titanium and with a water resistance of up to 5 bars, it is difficult to break this watch by mistake. If you are on a special mission at night and you don’t want to be noticed by anyone, you can choose the watch that is made from black titanium and that comes with an anti-glare look. In this way no light will reflect in your watch to blow away your cover.
The watch is unique for many reasons, one of them being that it is the first watch with an integrated dual frequency Personal Locator Beacon, which is very helpful in situations when you might want to be found by the rescue team. The Emergency function can issue alerts and it can tell the people of your choice when you are in danger. At the same time, it can help them find you and bring you back to safety. Considering how many times Bear Grylls decided to face the wilderness alone, there’s no surprise that he preferred this watch instead of a regular, elegant, but useless one.
As you can easily picture, this watch is more accurate than most of other accessories on the market. It shows the times ten times more accurate than standards similar watches thanks to the SuperQuartz movement, and you can take full advance of the calendar and program it with 4 years ahead. In this way you will be always prepared in your missions outside the city and you will be never taken by surprise by any event. The battery will keep the watch working for 2-3 years, so you will not find yourself without a functioning watch in the middle of something important.
Overall, it is one of the best watches that you can choose if you want to be as well prepared as Bear Grylls is for any situation.
When it comes to celebrities the rules of fashion rarely apply. They are the ones who create the trends and show us what the next big thing is. Once the paparazzi have photographed a star wearing a luxury watch and the pictures get into the media there’s no stopping for the huge wave of admirers who will follow his or hers footsteps. However, for celebs Rolex is one of the most preferred watches brands in the world and what everyone agrees is that the way a movie star wears a Rolex watch is totally different than how a regular person would wear it. Charlize Theron proves this when she sports her Rolex Sea Dweller at a L.A. Laker’s game in an utterly cool and chic outfit.
Rolex is a classic brand that has been around since 1905, but somehow it has managed to always stay ahead trends with stylish and functional timepieces manufactured from the finest materials. Hollywood celebrities understand that the Rolex name and reputation have a huge impact on their image so they maximize this opportunity to its fullest. Every time they get the chance they show off their incredibly expensive and beautiful Rolex wristwatches. For those who really want to make a fashion statement, vintage or over-sized Rolex watches with a powerful design are the preferred pieces. And always, but always these models are associated with modern and unconventional attires.
It has been clear for everyone that during the past couple of years, men’s watches on women’s wrists are an extremely popular trend. The thing is that not everyone can pull it off. It takes a lot of fashion sense and creativity to wear an oversized timepiece casually. Academy Award winning actress Charlize Theron is one of the movie stars that totally knows how to accessorize her big watches to look gorgeous with her outfits. Our favorite pick is the Rolex Sea Dweller, a model with an impressive diving legacy that is seamlessly sporty and modern looking. She wore this timepiece at a L.A Laker’s Game while sitting floor side with washed-out blue denim pants, a casual flannel boyfriend shirt and stunning black leather straps high heels. The outfit was a perfect match, exuding sophistication and style.
Usually Charlize emphasizes her femininity by wearing elegant dresses on the red carpet, but when it comes to informal events she opts for comfortable clothing that blurs the lines between feminine and masculine and complements her choice with a spectacular timepiece. Rolex is her preferred brand, from gold President to edgy Sea-Dweller. Casual is the key element here. But after all, let’s not forget that when Rolex is involved any casual look is upgraded with subtle touches of style and elegance.
Theron’s choice is even more spectacular considering the fact that not many women dare to wear a Sea Dweller. Yes, men watches on women’s wrists is a big trend now, but most ladies go for a Daytona, a DayDate or Submariner. A Sea-Dweller is a less popular model among women due to its connotations as a professional diving instrument. This is why Charlise’s is even more worthy of our appreciation. Other famous stars that have been spotted wearing a Rolex Sea-Dweller are actor Ashton Kutcher and soccer player David Beckham.
James Bond movies are notorious for their strong association with stylish luxury watches brands as Omega and Rolex. Basically, every 007 film ever made had as guest star a famous designer timepiece that has intrigued the audience. Of course, these collaborations have been fructuous both for the world’s favorite spy and for the watchmakers. Bond benefited from the distinction and class of the timepieces while the watch brands got to be promoted by one of the most famous movie characters known to men.
Needless to say, the value of the models that appear in 007 films is significantly higher than the one of the watches that didn’t. For instance, when “Goldfinger” turned 50 years from its debut the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra that showcased in this movie was sold at an auction for eight times more than its regular price. Surprisingly enough, the thing that intrigues fans more about the Bond saga is what the next 007 watch will be. The chosen brand is no longer a surprise since Omega has signed in 1995 a franchise with the spy series, but the model is always a reason for anticipation and excitement. Now this luxury watch company is synonymous with 007’s adventurous spirit, but things were different at the beginning. James Bond has sported many important designer names on his wrist, watches that to this day remain iconic for their spy legacy.
The original James Bond watch was Rolex. In 1962 when “Dr No” was ruling the box office worldwide, everything watch enthusiasts were talking about was the Rolex Submariner spotted on Sean Connery’s wrist in some of the most thrilling scenes. What better match than the world’s first diving timepiece and the adventurous story of 007? Sean Connery starred in 7 James Bond movies and he was faithful to his Rolex Submariner. The association was so powerful that some collectors still consider the watch as the quintessential James Bond timepiece. The reason why Rolex appeared in a total of 9 Bond films is that the author Ian Fleming was convinced that this was the most representative brand for his spy character. As a matter of fact, he wore his favorite Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer on the set of the first three 007 movies.
Between 1962 and 1989, Sean Connery, Peter Sellers, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig were the famous actors that played the legendary James Bond. And almost every single one of them wore a Rolex on his wrist. Of course, there were a couple of exceptions like a few high-tech models and some Tag Heuer and Breitling pieces, but in everyone’s mind the iconic 007 watch is the Rolex Submariner. One other notable Rolex model that appeared in the Bond saga is the Rolex GMT Master sported by Pussy Galore in “Goldfinger”. Unlike Omega, Rolex has never tried to promote its products by using the Bond name. The brand didn’t pay for product placement or offered free watches to the actors.
The quartz era left a strong mark on James Bond movies as well. The attention switched from luxury automatic models to fashionable technical novelties like the glowing red Pulsar watch, digital Seikos and the Seiko Liquid Crystal TV watch that was spotted in “Octopussy”.
One of the most notable quartz models worn in his early adventures is the Seiko 0674, an LCD Quartz digital watch that at that time was pretty innovative. Its modern design was a match for Bond’s style. This timepiece was worn by Roger Moore in the 1977 movie: “The spy who loved me”. The novelty of the model was that its LCD screen was able to display messages sent to 007 from the MI6 Headquarters. Back then this was considered a futuristic element, something that a spy like James Bond would wear. And this is exactly what he does. He proudly wears the watch on his wrist for the entire movie, from the first scene to the very last one.
Like all Seiko watches, the 0674 model is considerably rare. Also, Seiko didn’t make any variations of this timepiece. The brand produced just this version as a tribute to the favorable collaboration with 007. Its design is pretty unique. The rectangular shaped dial displays the days of the week, the hour, the AM/PM feature and seconds. Below the dial there are two small push buttons that are used to set the time, calendar, the light intensity and mode.
In 1981, the twelfth James Bond movie called “For your eyes only” debuted. The Seiko 0674 appeared in this movie again. This time, it was worn by a crew member of the St George spy ship. The character who sported this digital watch was the man who takes over the control of the A.T.A.C. before the ship is hit by the mine. In the movie, he fails to pull the self-destruct handle, but his watch choice is a success that will echo for decades. The Seiko 0674 appears on the screen for a couple of moment when its wearer handcuffs himself to the machine.
Seiko M354 Memory Bank Calendar that was worn in the 1979 “Moonraker” movie. In the film, this liquid crystal display model is fitted with explosives and a remote detonator; thus helping 007 to escape from the “Moonraker” launch platform. Many Bond fans and watches enthusiasts are very attached to this timepiece that nowadays is considered a collectible and is auctioned at incredibly high prices.
Like all the Seiko models that appear in Bond movies, the M354 is very rare. It is not the type of watch you can buy online or in stores. Collectors showcase it at special events and from time to time one of these remarkable devices is being sold at a private auction.
Roger Moore is the 007 actor that wore this vintage silver case and steel bracelet Seiko model in “Moonraker”. The complete reference number of the watch is M354-5019, but Seiko has also produced a M354-5010 that looks just the same, but has a few technical differences. Usually, people confuse these two, but for a true fan the one and only “Moonraker” watch is the M354-5019.
Seiko has developed and created M354 as a highly innovative watch able to impress its wearer with its functionality. This digital masterpiece displays on its rectangular LCD dial hours, minutes, seconds, months, day and date. There is the option of displaying the hours in a 12 or 24 hour format. The watch is also called Memory Bank Calendar because its complex mechanism is able to display the full calendar for any given month, between January 1930 and December 2009. Furthermore, within a 12 months period, this water resistant timepiece can be programmed to memorize as many important dates as its wearer desires.
The Seiko M354 watch was first produced in 1978 and when it made its big debut, the brand printed out an advertisement that presented the model as “the first LC digital quartz memory bank calendar”. Back then, the watch was priced between $225 and $275.
“License to kill” is one of the most successful 007 movies, a classic film signed by Eon Productions which had its big premiere in 1989. This time, Timothy Dalton was the one that played James Bond and his appearance remains unforgettable for watches enthusiasts due to the fact that he was the last 007 actor to wear a Rolex Submariner, a watch that is seen as the quintessential Bond timepiece.
Until now, Rolex Submariner is the watch model that has starred in the most James Bond movies. Its story with the famous MI6 spy started in 1962 when Sean Connery wore it in “Dr No” and it ended with “License to kill”. The timepiece was perfect for reflecting the style and personality of the adventurous 007, the perfect gentleman agent whom was always wearing a sleek suit and an expensive watch.
The movie “License to kill” was the second time actor Timothy Dalton played James Bond and what better way to mark this occasion than wearing a Rolex 16610, a timeless design that will forever be known as the last Rolex 007 watch? Due to this connection, now the model is a collectible item and the brand has even produced an updated version of the watch to perpetuate its impressive legacy as a watch that breaks all barriers, even the ones of time.
To become the official James Bond watch, Omega had to win a bid in 1995. Because many fans were very reluctant about this collaboration, Omega had to emphasize its heritage with the British military and Royal Navy Divers. The goal of the brand was to establish its image as the one of a daring watch with a long and adventurous history.
The first Bond actor that wore an Omega Seamaster Professional 300 m on his wrist was Pierce Brosnan in “GoldenEye”. This model was equipped with a remote control that was able to detonate devices and a laser beam. Daniel Craig was the first 007 actor that changed this high tech approach for Bond watches by being firm about promoting a more sophisticated and fit Bond that needs just a stylish watch and suit to be glamorous on his criminal fighting adventures. He wears two Omega watches in “Casino Royale”. One is the 45.5 mm Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial chronometer and the other one is a blue Omega Seamaster 300 m chronometer.
Now, Omega and James Bond reached their 17th year of partnership and the Seamaster Planet Ocean was the staple watch for their association. But with the debut of “Skyfall” things changed. The 007 image was refreshed with a Seamaster Aqua Terra Mid Size Chronometer. The elegant “teak” concept dial was preferred by Daniel Craig who is convinced that his spy character is way too sophisticated for the sporty Planet Ocean. So the producers decided to showcase two Omegas in the film. One was a special edition Planet Ocean available in a 5,007 series and the other one was Craig’s Aqua Terra.
Since the first James Bond movie, watches have played an important role in building a unique and charismatic style for 007. Rolex, Seiko, Breitling, Tag Heuer and Omega are just a few of the very famous timepieces that starred in the 24 James Bond sagas that conquered an entire world.
Hollywood is a playground for the rich and famous and this is typically reflected in their choice of fashion accessories. So far as luxury watches are concerned, anything less than a four figure sum being shelled out on a timepiece won’t do and brands like Tag Heuer, U-Boat and Panerai watches are regularly spotted on the wrists of some of the silver screen’s biggest stars – such as Tom Cruise, George Clooney and Leonardo DiCaprio.
So far as Hollywood’s most quirky director, Quentin Tarantino is concerned, he regularly showcases his affection for another luxury Swiss watchmaker – namely, IWC watches. Tarantino certainly has a fairly offbeat fashion sense but he definitely has good taste when it comes to luxury timepieces because IWC watches are one of the most striking and superbly designed on the market – something that is reflected in their price tag, which typically tips the scales between $4000-10,000. This doesn’t, by any means, make them one of the most expensive men’s watches on the market but they are reassuringly expensive, as they say.
Check out Quentin Tarantino wearing an IWC Pilot watch below:
IWC watches are exceptionally stylish and they are a fairly diverse brand which have an eclectic collection of watches within their stable. Whether you’re looking for something understated and elegant or more of a signature, stand-out timepiece, you are sure to find something that fits the bill with IWC. There are numerous fantastic collections to choose from such as the Pilot collection sported by Tarantino above, the Portfino Collection which looks like something straight out of Mad Men or the Aquatimer Collection, which has a much more nautical feel. Check out each of these collections below:
It’s not just Tarantino who has a soft spot for IWC watches, they can also be frequently seen on the wrists of the likes of Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey and John Cusack. They are one of the most stylish and sophisticated luxury watches on the market and they certainly rival the other leading brands out there such as Baume and Mercier, Tag Heuer and Bremont watches.
A lot can be said about celebrities nowadays, however, the news that keeps up with famous people all around the world, often shows a weakness for noticing the smaller things involved in celebrities’ daily lives. Paris Hilton, for example, is a very stylish and current celebrity with the knowledge of constant fashion and clothing appeal. As we all know, fashion is something to be noticed, and for Paris Hilton, one of the best ways to show off that fashion is with watches that have been in the main eye for quite some time.
Paris Hilton has been known for her many talents. She is versed in a variety of occupations, such as: modeling, singing, acting, being a DJ, as well as a business woman and author. With the world at her fingertips, Paris has provided the world with a great service in all areas of her life. She has been singing with some of Hollywood’s greatest artists and is known for collaborating her own set of music as well. Paris has also been in many movies and displayed perfect credibility. While she is known for being a very famous daughter of the popular Hilton family, she has been seen in many forms of business because of her family name. Her most known attributes are displayed through various lines of perfume that she has distributed throughout the years as well as a very dominate fashion line. Also, Hilton has been known to display many of other fashion designer works as well as modeling them for the world to see. One of the great things about fame is the ability to bring to light the items that are often overlooked or aren’t getting enough attention. In today’s time, watches are often an item that’s overlooked by many. Our cellphones and other gadgets now allow us to carry around a clock at all times, often leaving the watch as a last minute thought. However, watches are still an option that remains in style and a stylish way to keep up with your time.
Of course, we have Paris Hilton with her many famous styles that show it is still possible to show off the intrigued option of the watch. There are also a couple examples that have been known to show up on Paris’s wrist as one of her styling choices.
One of the best options many people are going with is the Diamond Rolex GMT-Master II watch. This 18 karat white gold case set watch with diamonds is priced at a very high appeal. With its value running in at well over $400,000, it’s no wonder that this watch is one of the more appealing choices. With silver tone hands and dot hour markers, the style is undeniable. It’s set with scratch resistant crystal and also automatic movement. This is also a watch that Paris Hilton has been known to wear on many public outings.
Another great option that sits available for anyone interested in deep style, is the Rolex Everose Gold Daytona. While the watch is labeled as a men’s watch, this fabulous choice has been known to be unisex by many. Therefore, the watch is worn by both men and women respectfully. The watch offers automatic movement with beautiful red gold and is placed at well over $30,000 in pricing. Although this is watch is known to be worn by Paris Hilton herself and is considered highly popular, especially among men and women. The dials are gold plated with very defined hour markers. With 18 karat rose gold, this watch is an option that would not disappoint.
Kyle Richards is a well known television personality and actress; her career goes way back in 1975 when she appeared in a small television series. However, she is very famous for playing in ER and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Recently, she has been seen wearing one of the most desired timepieces in the world, a Rolex Daytona in Rose Gold, a choice that has attracted many appreciations from fashion critics and fellow celebrities.
The Cosmograph Daytona is unquestionably one of the most recognizable and popular timepieces in history. Initially, the watch was designed as a professional time keeping device for racing drivers, but in time it evolved into one of the most fashionable and luxurious pieces around. This iconic model comes in numerous versions of precious materials such as platinum, yellow gold and rose gold, but Richards couldn’t resist to the beauty and distinction of the famous 18 k Everose gold, a color option that looks irresistible on the classic Daytona dial with its three elegant sub-dials and functional tachymetric scale.
Kyle decided to match her rose gold Rolex Daytona with a short black dress complemented by a wide gold studs belt, a similar gold studs bracelet and lacquered black pumps. Her hairdo was really simple and clean, creatively paired-up with over-sized gold earrings.
The Everose gold version Daytona is so special because this unique 18 k pink gold alloy has been created and patented exclusively by Rolex in its own foundry. The material was introduced in 2005 and is used for all Rolex Oyster models that come in pink gold.
The main reason why the Rolex Daytona Everose gold worn by Kyle Richards is such a stylish and interesting fashion choice is the fact that it comes with a sleek black dial. The surface is clean and plain, enhancing the beauty of the small 3 dials which are pink gold and black with a raised circular pattern which reflects the light exquisitely. The hour markers are also Everose gold and coated with Chromalight for increased night legibility. Around the outside of this uber sophisticated dial there is a prominent 18 k pink gold tachymetric scale that has black embossed numbers. Everything about this model impresses in the most exquisite possible way.
Even though the Rolex Daytona is a considerably large watch, most often recommended for large manly wrists, Richards manages to wear it effortlessly. The large Cosmograph dial looks nice and natural on her wrist due to her inspired choice of accessories and clothing. The black and pink rose gold dial of the Daytona goes very nicely with Kyle’s short black dress that has a rugged studs gold belt around her waist. This and the flowing ample long sleeve manage to integrate the large masculine timepiece seamlessly into the actress’s cool stylish look.
Sylvester Stallone isn’t just a very muscular celebrity; he is an iconic actor in the movie industry. Talented and intelligent, this connoisseur of art, literature and theater is also a fan of luxury timepieces. He loves everything about watches- from collecting and advertising to wearing and creating them. His passion doesn’t target expensive brands, but comfortable, reliable and practical pieces that offer a distinctive look and functionality.
The movie star owns numerous models from many different brands, but one watch company in particular resonates strongly in his collection. This is Officine Panerai. Sylvester Stallone’s and Panerai story started back in 1993, shortly after the company made its comeback on the market. The actor was visiting Italy and by accident he walked into the brand’s shop from Florence. He then realized that these are no ordinary watches, but very unique designs with a fierce personality.
Panerai watches are well-known for being produced in extremely limited quantities. This detail and their military inspired design are the two main things that sky-rocketed the brand’s fame. Of course, the fact that Sylvester decided to wear a Panerai Luminor Marina Submersible chronometer in his 1995 “Daylight” thriller also helped re-establish the company as a significant player on the market of luxury watches. The model was a perfect fit for Sylvester’s character. With the purpose of taking advantage of this promotional opportunity, in 1995, Panerai decided to release a limited edition collection dedicated to Stallone. The name of this series was Slytech. Fans will surely remember that Sly is the actor’s nickname.
This was just the beginning of a beautiful friendship between Sylvester and Officine Panerai. In 2008, the star wears a Panerai Marina Base PVD on the set of “Rambo IV”. This oversized black case and black strap watch looks amazing on the wrist of John Rambo while he explores, runs and fights around the dangerous jungle.
The peak of this friendly collaboration is reached when the first “The Expendables” movie is shot. Stallone was the writer, director and producer and he decided that all the main characters are going to be filmed wearing a Panerai watch. If you watch the movie carefully you will notice a few close-ups of the timepieces. Sly’s passion for the brand is passed on to his colleagues Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham and Terry Crew who have been also spotted wearing Panerai watches in real life.
As expected, the story repeats itself with the second part of “The Expendables” which was released in 2010. Sylvester and his team of “bad guys” were filmed wearing Officine Panerai watches on their wrist. Surprise, surprise, the same thing happens in the third part of the movie. Of course, the fact that the actor has been seen wearing these timepieces in so many movies and at countless events represents a very important factor in the brand’s return on the market of luxury watches. Its new identity is defined by exclusivity, innovation and modern functionality.
Between Sylvester Stallone and Officine Panerai there is a very strong friendship based on the fact that both the actor and the watch company have a smart, bold and original look that is incredibly appealing for those with a taste for adventure and performances.