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REVIEW: Ralph Lauren Automotive Skeleton

Jason Pitsch

Overview Launched in 2015, and inspired by Ralph Lauren’s own 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe, the Ralph Lauren Automotive Skeleton is the flagship of the collection and the company’s first open-worked timepiece. Automotive details extend throughout the timepiece, from the amboyna burl wood bezel to the black alligator strap that is reminiscent of the rich interior of Mr. Lauren’s Bugatti. Even the Arabic numerals emulate those found on the car’s iconic gauges. Dial Prominently located at 12 o’clock is a matte black galvanized subdial, with an azurage patten with a luminescent RL logo, stamped on top. At six o’clock is a decentralized seconds subdial with white Arabic numerals and an azurage pattern. Hours and minutes are indicated by matte black oxidized sword-shaped hands, which are coated with a beige luminescent treatment for increased low-light visibility. Underneath the dial, the

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The 2015 Ralph Lauren Automotive Collection

Ralph Lauren expands on the Automotive collection with five new watches for 2015, drawing inspiration from Ralph Lauren’s own 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe. The highlight of the new collection is the RL Automotive Skeleton, the brand’s first open-worked timepiece. “I’ve always been inspired by automotive design — the materials, the lines, but also the power and functionality. Cars are like art — moving art — an accomplishment in mechanics and precision.” – Ralph Lauren Details from the automotive world extend throughout the collection. The amboyna burl wood bezels, elm burl wood dials, and black alligator straps are reminiscent of the rich interiors of Mr. Lauren’s Bugatti, and the Arabic numerals emulate those found on the car’s iconic gauges. Each piece in the collection is powered by a Swiss mechanical movement, symbolizing the motor itself and offering precision and

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REVIEW: Ralph Lauren RL67 Safari Chronometer 39 mm

Jason Pitsch

We have already shown you the Ralph Lauren RL67 Safari Chronometer numerous times, including HERE in the 39 mm case and HERE in the 45 mm size. But recently, we took it a step further and wore the watch for a weekend in Vegas, around town, at the pool, at the club, giving it a more thorough test. Read on to hear our thoughts. First off, having a 7.5” wrist or smaller, the 39 mm seemed liked the ideal size. And upon arriving and strapping it on, we confirmed this. When we asked Ralph Lauren Watch Co. if the 39 mm is marketed towards men or women, they said it does, in fact, target the former, but can also be worn by the latter, as seen by so many women nowadays, who wear bigger watches. If you have extra-large wrists

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Ralph Lauren Sporting Automotive Chronograph

Ahead of SIHH 2015, which starts January 19th, Ralph Lauren watches has released a preview of one of their new timepieces. The new Ralph Lauren Sporting Automotive Chronograph has the same look as the original Ralph Lauren Sporting watch but with the addition of a chronograph function. The steel case measures 44.80 mm by 12.20 mm and has a fixed steel bezel with 6 screws. The dial has a black matte galvanic center dial with brown elm burl wood outer decor. The Arabic numeral hour markers are printed with a beige lume. The hour and minute hands are sword-shaped and have a shiny black oxidized finish and a beige luminous treatment. The chronograph seconds hand, as well as the three subsidiary dial hands, are in shiny white. The chrono counters at 9 and 3 o’clock (count hours and minutes), with

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Hands-On with Ralph Lauren RL67 Chronometer 39 mm

Over the past few years Ralph Lauren Watch Co. has made a significant shift in their marketing strategy. They are now sourcing many of their movements for new models, which were previously powered by mostly Richemont in-house caliber, outside of the Richemont group. Crucially, this allows them to lower their entry level price point. Last year, the RL 67 Chronometer 45 mm was introduced at a price point of $3,250, with a COSC Sellita SW-300 movement inside. And now, this year, they have introduced a 39 mm diameter version of the same watch, with the same movement, for $3,150.

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Ralph Lauren RL 67 Safari 39 mm to be introduced at SIHH

At SIHH 2013, Ralph Lauren introduced the RL 67 Safari Chronometer in a 45 mm grey gunmetal steel case, on an olive/khaki textile strap, powered by a Sellita movement. This year, at SIHH 2014, they will introduce the RL67 Safari Chronometer in a new smaller 39 mm diameter case. The COSC certified Sellita SW-300 caliber that powers the 45 mm watch will power the 39 mm model as well. Apart from the smaller case and new black canvas strap, everything is unchanged.

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Ralph Lauren Automotive Flying Tourbillon

SIHH 2014 Preview Ralph Lauren has just released a preview of a new tourbillon they will launch in January at SIHH. It is inspired by Ralph Lauren’s personal 1938 Type 57SC Bugatti Atlantic Coupe. The Ralph Lauren Automotive Flying Tourbillon is presented in a 44.80 mm by 11.20 mm steel case that has been shot blasted and treated with a black finish. The dial features a distinctive burlwood flange, secured by four screws. Hours are marked by printed, luminous Arabic numerals and indexes. The hour and minute hands are sword-shaped and feature a Shiny black oxidized finish with beige luminous paint. The center of the dial has a black matte galvanic finish. The watch is equipped with a flying tourbillon that is visible at 6 o’clock.

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Ralph Lauren presents the RL67 Safari timepiece collection at Madison Avenue Flagship

Last Thursday, at the Ralph Lauren flagship store located at 888 Madison Avenue, Ralph Lauren himself hosted a champagne reception to highlight the new RL67 Safari timepiece collection. He stated “The romance of safari is a dream that I have returned to many times. It is an adventure, a world of refinement set against a rugged and powerful landscape.”

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Ralph Lauren Sporting RL67 Chronometer

Ralph Lauren Watch Co. recently introduced a highly affordable new model within their Sporting collection — the Ralph Lauren Sporting RL67 Chronometer.

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Pre-SIHH: Ralph Lauren Sporting World Time

As a continuation to the RL Sporting World Time collection — which is currently only available in 18K white and rose gold — Ralph Lauren will unveil a new stainless steel version at SIHH 2013 in January.

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