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  • Manufacturer: Richard Mille
    Year: 2014
    Reference No: RM032 AL TI
    Case No: No. 042
    Model Name: Automatic Winding Flyback Chronograph Diver
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. RMAC2, 62 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium
    Dimensions: 50mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, strap, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by handwritten note from Sylvester Stallone and original presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    In the case of the Richard Mille RM032, more is more, and the more rugged and complicated the watch, the more excitement it elicits. Combining a chronograph with an annual calendar function, rotatable bezel, and waterproof case, the RM032 flouts the traditional design and layout of the diver’s wristwatch. It has everything one might need to explore shipwrecks and coral reefs, and then some. In fact, the watch meets all the requirements of the ISO 6452 standard for diving watches, most notably magnetic, chemical, and shock resistance, as well as adequate legibility at 25 centimeters in total darkness, The titanium case is designed to endure the abuses of an active lifestyle, and the architects at Richard Mille made sure, with a locking mechanism for the crown and a tripartite case, that it would not easily be knocked off by a roving sea creature. At 50mm diameter and 18mm in height, it has a commanding presence.

    The rugged RM032 is the perfect companion for the equally rugged and gritty leader of The Expendables, Barney Ross, as he commands an elite group of mercenaries in a struggle against their former co-founder, arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks, now determined to eliminate the group. An expert pilot and well-versed in hand-to-hand combat as well as deft with a pistol, Ross is deployed all over the world, never knowing what conditions he may face. Keeping track of time in these perilous situations is as crucial as keeping track of his teammates and friends, who he would stop at nothing to protect. Being worn in the most strenuous conditions is the hallmark of a Richard Mille, from an Olympic sprinter to a legendary tennis player – so it makes sense to find one on the wrist of a highly-skilled mercenary trained in combat.

    Sylvester Stallone wore this exact watch during filming of The Expendables III (2014), and it is clearly visible in the film, as well as in the official trailer (while flying a plane next to Antonio Banderas) and official press photographs. The film stars Stallone alongside Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Jet Li, Kellan Lutz, and Ronda Rousey, as they incorporate younger team members into the veteran Expendables crew. The watch is accompanied by a handwritten note from Stallone and an additional Richard Mille strap. Consigned directly by Mr. Stallone himself, Phillips is honored to offer this exceptional watch that will certainly impress any collector or enthusiast of sports watches.

    Consigned by the Original Owner

  • Artist Biography

    Richard Mille

    Swiss • 1999

    Established in 1999, Richard Mille's ultra-modern timepieces combine cutting-edge materials from high performance worlds such as Formula 1 racecars with high-end traditional watchmaking. The brand's revolutionary designs, technical breakthroughs and exceptional hand-finishing excite even the most discriminating collectors, and have positioned Richard Mille alongside the top makers of the modern luxury watch world.

    Innovative watches, such as the RM 027 Tourbillon, which was the world’s lightest mechanical watch when introduced in 2011, have helped the brand invert the concept of the luxury watch. Key models include the RM 009 Tourbillon cased in Aluminum Silicon Carbide (AlSiC), the RM 027-02 Tourbillon made for tennis star Rafael Nadal with a case made from quartz and carbon fiber and the RM 008 split seconds chronograph.

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Ref. RM032 AL TI
An important, rare, and massive titanium annual calendar flyback chronograph diver’s wristwatch with handwritten note from Sylvester Stallone and original box, worn in the film, The Expendables III

2014
50mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, strap, and buckle signed.

Estimate
$60,000 - 120,000 
CHF54,000-108,000
€50,500-101,000
HK$465,000-930,000

Sold for $151,200

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New York Auction 12 December 2020