The Hammer Collection
Reference 5218-207/A Slytech Daylight 'Pre-Vendome' | A limited edition stainless steel wristwatch, Special Edition for Sylvester Stallone, Circa 1995 | The Hammer Collection
December 7, 07:12 PM GMT
10,000 - 15,000 USD
Caliber: cal. 6497-1 mechanical, 17 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw down case back
Case number: no. 063/200
Size: 44 mm diameter
Closure: original Panerai Pre-Vendome strap and stainless steel Pre-Vendome buckle
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Panerai presentation box with outer packaging, an additional Pre-Vendome strap, Pre-Vendome screwdriver, additional tubes and screws, I Mezzi D'Assalto book dated 2005, and an additional Pre-Vendome Panerai heritage book
The Luminor Daylight Slytech 5218-207/A had two iterations during its brief production run. The current piece features a white dial with black indexes, which is the more commonly seen configuration. Initially, the watch was made with blue indexes and hands. It's said that Stallone returned 37 out of the 41 watches to Panerai because he didn't like the blue color. As a result, Panerai eventually produced this reference with black indexes. Despite the original plan to make 100 pieces of this reference, a total of 105 were inexplicably produced.
Both this Slytech model and the Slytech Submersible were made using modified 5218-201/A's as these Pre-Vendôme models were made in a time when Officine Panerai was reentering the commercial sphere and was under strict and limited resources to create new lines of watches. For the first 105 Daylights the Luminor Logo casebacks were reworked, removing a thin layer of metal and then going on with an acid treatment in order to be able to print the writing of the new reference number.