- Richard Mille has designed a high-tech chronograph in collaboration with Sylvester Stallone.
- The limited-edition RM 25-01 Tourbillon Adventure exists in just 20 pieces and is priced at $983,000.
- Stallone, who is a friend of Mille’s, received one of the timepieces as a gift, according to his Instagram account.
When you think of luxury watch ambassadors you may think of sartorial icons like Roger Federer or Leonardo DiCaprio.
You may not think of notorious silver screen hardman Sylvester Stallone — but how wrong you were.
Richard Mille just announced the RM 25-01 Tourbillon Adventure, developed in collaboration with the “Rambo” star himself, priced at an eye-watering $983,000.
What’s more, Stallone received one of the limited-edition chronographs for free, according to his Instagram account.
“I am incredibly honored receive [sic] this amazing gift,” Stallone wrote in a post featuring the watchmaker.
“It is the ultimate explorer’s watch that took over four years to make and they’re [sic] only going to be 20 in the entire world! Amazing technology.”
Here with the Master , Richard MILLE, This is the first time this watch is been seen in the world is by the brilliant watchmaker Richard Mille, is a BEAST ! The official name is RM 25-01 … I am incredibly honored receive this amazing gift…… It is the ultimate explorer’s watch that took over four years to make and they’re only going to be 20 in the entire world! Amazing technology. @richardmilleamericas
The “Rocky” actor then posted a follow-up picture of the watch in more detail.
“When John Simonian, my American partner, introduced us, I was struck by how nice he was, by his sense of humour and his wry wit,” Mille said about his partnership with Stallone on the company’s website.
“His persona is serene and endearing, authentic and sincere. He is also an artist, whose deeply personal work is rooted in his passion for great painting and sculpture.”
“We became friends, and discovered that we were passionate about similar things and had similar desires.
Speaking about the watch itself, Mille said, “Its development was especially slow and painstaking, and as an object it is completely in sync with the brand: extreme, designed for extreme conditions, useful, sophisticated and complex, yet unbelievably tough — the ultimate timepiece!”
In typical RM style, the limited-edition watch is jam-packed with special features and technology — ranging from a spirit level to a hermetically sealed cache of water purification tablets.
“Richard Mille engineers spent several months of work and research reducing the weight and optimising the calibre, especially the precision of time calculation over the long term,” the website description reads.
Only 20 of the watches, which are described as “horological UFOs”, were made, which goes some way to justifying the colossal price tag.
In true “Rambo” style, the natural rubber strap is camo patterned for all your jungle exploration needs.
The case is made of Carbon TPT, which RM says is “an exclusive material with a unique damascene appearance.”
As well as the level and the water purification tablets, the RM 25-01 also features a tourbillon, a mountable compass and a torque-limiting crown.