As many of you probably already know, Sylvester Stallone is a huge Officine Panerai fan. He first discovered Officine Panerai in 1995, while looking for a watch that would work for his character in the 1996 movie Daylight. From then on, he has been an avid wearer of Panerai watches. Panerai even created a timepiece to celebrate the famous actor, the 47mm Luminor Chrono 1000M Slytech, issued in 2005 as a limited edition of 500 (shown above in steel).

He eventually wore a Panerai in the remake of Rambo. And now, for his newest movie, The Expendables, he has chosen a blacked-out version of the steel-cased Luminor 1950 Regatta, which he is seen wearing on the movie poster (shown below). Jason Statham (pictured on the right of the movie poster), also wore a Panerai in The Expendables.

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Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good craftsmanship in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type: watchmaking.