Thursday, December 21, 2023

Sylvester Stallone: Pavé-dial Submariner 116659SABR


‘Rocky’ Rocks 

Rock-Filled Rolex 

in Las Vegas

It's that time of the year again...time for black tie and holiday cheer. Sylvester Stallone chose a blue Submariner for the Fontainebleau Hotel Grand Opening in Las Vegas Wednesday. 

Las Vegas seemingly sucked up all of Hollywood — folks like Kim Kardashian, Cher, Tom Brady, Kendall Jenner, and many more flocked to the desert to schmooze, entertain and, of course, gamble at the grand opening of the city's new resort.

The Fontainebleau Hotel, a longtime Miami landmark, just expanded to Sin City with a brand new $3.7 billion luxury casino. Stallone's Rolex — reference 116659SABR — was therefore needed to fit in with the meaning of the celebration. 

The blue ‘Rocky’ Sub’s bezel is made of 27 dark-blue sapphires, 9 light-blue sapphires and 11 diamonds, all baguette-cut. Fun fact: Rolex watches with pavé dials are the only models not baring “Oyster Perpetual” on the dial, except for the 1908.

More Sly and Subs

Below, a younger Sly rocking a 1680.

Sly is pictured below sporting his yellow gold Rolex Submariner with the black dial and bezel in the late 1970s or early 1980s.