Sylvester Stallone, or Rocky Balboa to any child of the ‘80s, rocked a knockout Rolex on the red carpet over the weekend.
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Rolex released the timepiece in question (Ref. 126500LN) earlier this year to mark the 60th anniversary of the Daytona. The contemporary iteration received a few aesthetic and technical updates that set it apart from its predecessors. Most notably, the watch is equipped with a new movement (caliber 4131) with a more efficient Chronergy escapement and more ball bearings in the rotor. It still has a 72-hour power reserve, meaning it works just as hard as its predecessors.
This particular example features a 40 mm case crafted from Rolex’s Oystersteel (or stainless steel) and a classic black dial. The subdial rings are thinner than previous models and the hour markers are smaller. The ceramic bezel also sports a surrounding ring in the same metal as the case. All these small touches together give this variant a slightly more refined feel. The iconic red “Daytona” text still occupies pride of place above 6 o’clock, of course. There are now a staggering 33 versions of the Daytona on the Crown’s website. Rocky’s reference will set you back $15,100.
Stallone paired his Rolex with a navy blue suit, a black shirt, and a pair of shiny leather shoes, proving that you can still nail the style game at 77 years of age.
The Oscar-nominated multihyphenate has entertained millions with iconic characters and blockbuster franchises, from Rocky to Rambo to The Expendables. Sly is a retrospective documentary that offers an intimate look at Stallone’s life and career over the past 50 years. The film will be available to stream on Netflix starting this November. You can catch the trailer below.
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