Luxury watches are great for situations like dinner parties and business meetings, but not the wisest choice for say, getting lost in the Amazonian rainforest. In the unfortunate incident that you do find yourself knee deep in a swamp and quite low down the food chain, Sylvester Stallone and Richard Mille has got your back with the new RM 25-01 Tourbillon Adventure. Spoiler alert: It’s the Rambo of the luxury watchmaking world.
Presumably made with Stallone’s uninhibited love for all things dangerous in mind, the hulking 50.85mm watch is one for very thick wrists — and even thicker wallets, because it’ll cost a staggering S$1.36 million.
What you’ll get within this ridiculously complex watch is a tourbillon (to compensate for gravitational errors when the watch is placed at different positions), a power reserve indicator, a chronograph function, and two interchangeable bezels. The first is a grade 5 titanium compass (Stallone’s special request) that’s coated for anti-reflection and anti-magnetism to prevent shared interference.
Connecting it to the bayonet mount above the dial of the RM 25-01 turns it into an active compass. The mirror within the cover allows for precise readings, and a spirit level mounted to the side of the case ensures accuracy no matter which terrain you’re lost on. When not affixed to the watch, the compass can too be mounted to an orienteering-style map plate, while another 24-hour navigation bezel takes its place on the watch.
With a 24-hour scale, indications for cardinal directions and a 360° graduated disc, the second bezel is capable of locating local time and cardinal compass points in either hemisphere with a little help from the sun. All in all, very serious navigation business here, but if you think that’s where the adventure stops in the RM 25-01, you can’t be more wrong.
A hermetic titanium chamber has somehow been fitted above the crown to hold five emergency water purification tablets, because hydration should be the least of your concerns when you’re stranded with your million-dollar timepiece in a jungle. A formidable power reserve of 70 hours is on hand, as is the 100m water resistance.
There isn’t a lack of watches that would outlive you in a fight or flight situation, but there’s not been one — until now — that would actually help you survive it. Only 20 will be produced, each accompanied by a camouflaged rubber strap in keeping with the spirit of adventure.
Now the only question is whether you’ll even take it camping with you in the first place.