This one was a surprise even for Swiss watch brand Carl F. Bucherer. Sylvester Stallone donned the brand’s Patravi Scubatec and wore it for the final installment of the Rambo franchise. The watch he wore in Last Blood is a variation of the recently released Patravi Scubatec Black Manta Ray Special Edition dive watch and is Stallone’s personal watch. For the movie, the last in the Rambo franchise, Stallone returns as John Rambo to confront his past and exact revenge in a final mission that is highly personal.
The watch worn by Stallone as John Rambo in the movie is DLC-coated black titanium but instead of having the shutter style dial of the recently released Black Manta, it is equipped with the Scubtec’s signature honeycomb style dial with date aperture at 3:00. The Scubatec’s inclusion was a personal choice of Stallone’s (like many of his watches featured in films over the years), and isn’t tied to a formal partnership with the brand. However, the one-of-a kind Patravi ScubaTec was designed exclusively for him and his role in the movie. This unique version is not for sale.
We recently wrote about the Patravi Scubatec Black Manta Ray here, but here’s a quick recap. Underscoring its support of ocean life and the Manta Ray, Carl F. Bucherer partnered with Manta Trust, a UK organization focused on gathering information on the habitat in Maldives of the Manta rays. The Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Special Edition watch is the newest result of that partnership, with the brand pledging a portion of the sales to be donated to the charity.
The 44.6 mm case is an ultra light titanium, which is new in the Carl F. Bucherer collection, and features a DLC coating and equipped with a helium escape valve, and water resistant to 500 meters. The bronze styling was done to convey feelings of aged diving tools used by those who made a living in or near the ocean. The unidirectional rotating bezel is created in ceramic and titanium and is equipped with the 15 minute countdown function for divers. Additionally the notches on the bezel make for easier manipulation while wearing diving gloves when finger dexterity can be limited. The indices glow a blue SuperLiminova when charged and add legibility in the murky surrounds of the deep. Finishing off the dial is a date window at the three o’clock position. Powered by the CFB 1950.1 calibre based on the ETA 2824-2, it offers 38 hours of power reserve. The strap, with another nod to sustainability, is composed of recycled and reclaimed materials. it retails for about $6,900.
As mentioned, this is not the exact watch Stallone is wearing in Last Blood. His has a honeycomb dial and we can assume that it was specially made for him.