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Property From the Collection of Sylvester Stallone

Patek Philippe

Reference 6300G-010 Grandmaster Chime | An impressive white gold double face wristwatch featuring 20 complications, Owned by Sylvester Stallone, Circa 2021

Auction Closed

June 5, 07:33 PM GMT


2,500,000 - 5,000,000 USD

Lot Details


Dial: blue, dual face

Caliber: cal. GS AL 36-750 QIS FUS IRM mechanical, 108 jewels

Movement number: 5'255'541

Case: 18k white gold, reversible case with hobnail pattern

Case number: 6'343'140

Closure: 18k white gold Patek Philippe folding clasp

Size: 47.7 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: yes

Accessories: Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime presentation box engraved Sylvester Stallone with outer package, Certificate of Origin dated December 15, 2021 and confirming Sylvester Stallone as the original purchaser, product literature in large leather portfolio, Grandmaster Chime book stamped Sylvester Stallone, Collection book, travel case, cufflinks, USB, sealed setting pin and hang tag, further accompanied by an Apple iPad with Patek Philippe leather case, an adapter, Apple charger and earpods with Patek Philippe case, and a personally signed handwritten note from Sly

Patek Philippe has been a pioneering force in horological innovations for 185 years, and additionally boasts a long heritage in creating 'Supercomplications'. In 1927, the renowned American Financier, Henry Graves Jr., entrusted Patek Philippe with a monumental task: to create the world's most complex pocket watch. Six years later, the 'Graves Supercomplication', featuring an astonishing 24 complications, was proudly delivered. It held its prestigious title until 1989, when Patek Philippe unveiled the Caliber 89 for its 150th anniversary, a masterpiece comprising 33 complications and 1,728 intricate parts. Notably, the Star Caliber 2000 joined this esteemed lineage to mark the new Millennium, boasting 21 complications and 1,118 meticulously crafted components.

Fast forward to 2014, Patek Philippe commemorated its 175th anniversary with the introduction of the Grandmaster Chime Reference 5175. Initiated by Philippe Stern in 2007, this ambitious project aimed to create the most intricate wristwatch in Patek Philippe's history, honoring its illustrious heritage since 1839. The Grandmaster Chime Ref 5175, featuring a distinctive hand-engraved case, stole the spotlight among the commemorative timepieces presented on this momentous occasion. Originally launched as a limited edition, it later joined the permanent collection in 2016 as the Reference 6300, marking the introduction of the company's most complex and first grande-sonnerie wristwatch ever added to the company’s current collection. Made with a reversible white gold case adorned with Patek Philippe's signature hobnail pattern, the development, production, and assembly spanned an astounding 100,000 hours. With a total of twenty complications, including five chiming modes, a reversible case, two independent dials, and six patented innovations, the Grandmaster Chime epitomizes horological excellence. By way of comparison, the heralded Sky Moon Tourbillon has only 12 complications.

Central to the Grandmaster Chime's twenty complications are the five chiming mechanisms, notably the Grande Sonnerie as the pièce de résistance, and a groundbreaking date repeater controlled by the perpetual calendar, which audibly indicates the date. Additionally, an alarm feature strikes the time upon activation. To ensure optimal legibility, the watch is designed with two faces: one focusing on timekeeping and sonnerie, and the other dedicated to the instantaneous perpetual calendar. A patented invisible reversing mechanism facilitates effortless rotation of the case, allowing seamless transition between dials.

At Sotheby’s, we are delighted to present the first Reference 6300G Grandmaster Chime to appear at auction. This extraordinary timepiece, owned by Sylvester Stallone, is accompanied by a grand presentation box engraved with Stallone's name and adorned in white gold, and a Grandmaster Chime book bearing his name on the cover and inside cover. The lot additionally includes a Certificate of Origin confirming Stallone as the original purchaser, product literature in a large leather portfolio, a collection book, travel case, cufflinks, USB drive, sealed setting pin, hang tag, an Apple iPad with a Patek Philippe leather case, adapter, charger, and Apple earpods with a Patek Philippe case.

List of Complications:

Movement Power Reserve Indicator

Alarm with Strike Time

Strikework Isolator Display

Second Time Zone Day/Night Indicator

Strikework Mode Display SGP

Second Time Zone

Crown Position Indicator


Grand Sonnerie

Petite Sonnerie

Strikework Power Reserve Indicator

Minute Repeater

Date Display

Month Display

24-Hour Dial and Minute Subdial

Date Repeater

Leap Year Cycle

Day of Week Display

Four-Digit Year Display

Instantaneous Perpetual Calendar