One man who knows how to conquer a hostile environment is Sylvester Stallone, the actor behind the screen legend John Rambo and an adventurer himself for more than 30 years. No wonder Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille chose to collaborate with “Sly” in creating a timepiece for the ultimate adrenaline junkie.
Man on a mission
We first met Stallone in 1976 as tough-but-sensitive boxer Rocky Balboa in the first of the Rocky series, and later as John Rambo in the 1982 thriller First Blood. Richard Mille, the founder of the luxury watch brand and a personal friend of Stallone, loved these films and was determined to incorporate Sly’s on-camera passion into his brand.
The collaboration between the two men began four years ago and culminates in the Richard Mille RM 25-01 Tourbillon Adventure watch, of which there are just 20.
Made for adventure
As new technologies make exploration safer than ever, modern-day John Rambos are escaping their sedentary lives and pushing themselves to complete awe-inspiring tasks. This watch will be their ultimate tool.
Stallone has played a central role in designing it. He insisted that the RM 25-01 adopt a round shape and include a compass, a crucial piece of equipment no adventurer should be without.
Detachable from the watch, the compass can be placed on a map and has a titanium-encased spirit level that makes it possible to hold it perfectly level to give the most accurate reading of the compass needle.