For Years, Sylvester Stallone Secretly Owned a Legendary Watch—and It Just Sold for $5.4 Million


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Update 6/5: Sylvester Stallone’s Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 6300, the crown jewel of his Sotheby’s auction in New York today, sold for $5,400,000. The final sale price clocked in well above the initial high estimate of $5 million.


Sylvester Stallone is one of the most influential watch collectors of the last 30 years. In the mid-’90s, he fell in love with Panerai, collaborated with the brand, and started giving its big-boy timepieces away to friends you may have heard of like Arnold Schwarzenegger. (How Stallone first got introduced to Panerai is a matter of great contention!) Now, Stallone is auctioning off 11 pieces from his collection through Sotheby’s in June. While there are watches included in the sale that we’ve seen the action star wear in movies like The Expendables 2, the crown jewel of this auction has been hidden from view until today.

Funny, the key to my heart uses the exact same design

For the first time, a Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 6300 is coming up for sale. (Sorta: a version Patek created specially for the charity auction Only Watch sold in 2019. More on that in a bit.) Stallone never actually wore this watch and it’s still sealed in its original packaging. Patek’s 6300 is already a holy grail watch, one of the maker’s most complicated pieces. You’ve seen variations of it on the wrist of Jay-Z or setting records for the most expensive watch ever sold at $31 million back in 2019. Stallone’s watch is a 6300G-010 made of white gold. The watch really earns its Grandmaster Chime name with the ability to go Gong Mode in five different ways, including a grande sonnerie, petite sonnerie, and an alarm.

The specs of the 6300 are impressive, but what’s fun about this auction is that it reveals what customers like Stallone get with the watch. The Grandmaster Chime also comes with an equally grand presentation box that’s engraved with Stallone’s name. Stallone’s name also appears on a “Grandmaster Chime book” and a certificate of origin. Also included in the package: “travel case, cufflinks, USB drive, sealed setting pin, hang tag, an Apple iPad with a Patek Philippe leather case, adapter, charger, and Apple earpods with a Patek Philippe case.” I need a PP AirPods case. The current estimate for the watch is $2.5 million to $5 million. I’d bet on the over.



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