RALPH LAUREN WATCHES

In 2008 Polo Ralph Lauren and Richemont, two leading companies in the global luxury market, announced the formation of the Ralph Lauren Watch and Jewelry Company, S.A.R.L., based in Geneva, Switzerland.

In this unique partnership, Polo Ralph Lauren and Richemont formed a joint venture to design, develop, manufacture and distribute luxury watches and fine jewelry through select Ralph Lauren boutiques and the finest independent jewelry and luxury watch retailers globally. The partners each own 50 percent of the new entity and are committed to this joint venture on a long-term basis.

This is Richemont’s first such joint venture with a luxury fashion designer and it is Polo Ralph Lauren’s first foray into the precious jewelry and luxury watch businesses.

The first collection of timepieces was unveiled in January 2009 at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) watch fair in Geneva, Switzerland.

ABOUT POLO RALPH LAUREN

Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For more than 40 years, Polo’s reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets.

The Company’s brand names, which include Polo by Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren, RRL, RLX, Rugby, Blue Label, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, RL Childrenswear, Chaps and Club Monaco, constitute one of the world’s most widely recognized families of consumer brands.

ABOUT RICHEMONT

Richemont owns a portfolio of leading international brands or ‘Maisons’, which are managed independently of one another, recognising their individuality and uniqueness.

The businesses operate in five areas: Jewellery Maisons, being Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels; Specialist Watchmakers, which comprises Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget, IWC, Baume & Mercier, Vacheron Constantin, Officine Panerai, A. Lange & Söhne and Roger Dubuis; Writing Instrument Maisons- Montblanc and Montegrappa; Leather and Accessories Maisons, being Alfred Dunhill and Lancel; and Other Businesses, which includes, specifically, Chloé.

In addition to its luxury goods business, Richemont holds a 19.5 per cent interest in British American Tobacco, one of the world’s leading tobacco groups.

Ralph Lauren Stirrup Petite-Link Rose Gold Full-Pave Case

Ralph Lauren introduces the new Stirrup Peite-Link rose gold & diamonds to their iconic Stirrup collection.

Ralph Lauren Stirrup watch Petite-Link Rose Gold Full-Pave Case

With a case measuring 23.3mm and interconnected bracelet links for added femininity,  the new Stirrup Petite-Link rose gold timepiece is presented now with a diamond pavé case (307 diamonds, ~1.30 carats) and priced at £24,200.

Technical details

RALPH LAUREN STIRRUP COLLECTION
Petite-Link Model – Rose Gold, Diamond set case – White dial
Reference RLR0041102

Movement
Manufacture Quartz Movement
Caliber: RL057
Battery life: ~60 months
Components: 57
Decor: Vertical Côtes de Genève

Functions
Hours, minutes

Case
18 carats rose gold, polished, fully diamond pavé
Size: 23.30 x 27 mm: Thickness: 6.70 mm
Convex sapphire crystal, internal and external colorless anti-reflective treatment
Back secured with 4 screws
Water resistance: 3 bar (~30 m)
Crown: 18K rose gold, set with diamonds
307 diamonds, ~1.30 carats

Dial
Color: Off-white laquered & polished
Black Roman numerals, printed
Black railroad track style minute marker, printed

Hands
Hour, minute: Sword-shaped hands
Shiny black, oxidized

Bracelet
18 carats rose gold, polished
Clasp: 18 carats rose gold “click clasp”, integrated in the bracelet with security mechanism

Ralph Lauren New Slim Classique Timepieces for the Holidays

The Ralph Lauren Slim Classique collection presents timepieces that epitomize sophistication and elegance, with exquisite guilloché decoration, masterful gem settings and graceful round silhouettes.

For the 2015 holiday season, Ralph Lauren introduces four new 32mm Slim Classique timepieces showcasing richly colored dials.

Ralph Lauren Slim Classique 32MM watch in rose gold with a blue dial

Translucent blue or purple lacquer on the dial enables one to admire the central “barleycorn” guilloche décor. This aesthetic signature offers a striking contrast between classical design codes and vibrant contemporary colours. The bezel of each model is adorned with either this same guilloché décor or a row of 60 brilliant-cut diamonds.

Ralph Lauren Slim Classique 32MM watch in rose gold with a blue dial and single row of diamonds

Crafted in 18K rose gold, these new timepieces are accentuated by gold Breguet style hour and minute hands, which are set among gold Roman numerals. The perfectly round and superbly thin cases display polished case backs—ideal for personalized engraving—and host Swiss quartz calibers for carefree maintenance.

Ralph Lauren Slim Classique 32MM watch in rose gold with a purple dial

These Ralph Lauren Slim Classique timepieces are offered with elegant black alligator straps, fitted with precious rose gold pin buckles.Celebrating the beauty of exceptional materials and the sleek proportions of a bygone era, the Ralph Lauren Slim Classique timepiece collection reflects Ralph Lauren’s passion for impeccable quality and exquisite design.

Ralph Lauren Slim Classique 32MM watch in rose gold with a purple dial and single row of diamonds

Retail price
Ralph Lauren Slim Classique 32MM in rose gold with a blue dial, £5,300
Ralph Lauren Slim Classique 32MM in rose gold with a blue dial and single row of diamonds, £7,900
Ralph Lauren Slim Classique 32MM in rose gold with a purple dial, £5,300
Ralph Lauren Slim Classique 32MM in rose gold with a purple dial and single row of diamonds, £7,900

Ralph Lauren Stirrup Petite-Link Steel Watch with Mother-of-Pearl Dial, Mother’s Day 2015 EPK

Ralph Lauren presents the elegant Stirrup Petite-Link timepiece with mother of-pearl dial as a timeless, memorable gift to honor Mother’s Day.

Launched in 2009, the Stirrup collection is at the heart of the Ralph Lauren brand. The collection has become a contemporary icon in the watchmaking world, reflecting Ralph Lauren’s passion for equestrian style.

In 2014, the Ralph Lauren Stirrup Petite-Link timepieces were introduced with cases measuring a mere 23.30mm by 27mm.

Perfectly sized for the delicate female wrist, this modern interpretation of Ralph Lauren’s equestrian heritage contrasts the brand’s iconic stirrup-shaped case with a jewelry-inspired bracelet. Composed of intertwining links flowing into one another, the bracelet adapts seamlessly to the wrist’s contour for an optimal level of comfort.

Ralph Lauren Stirrup Petite-Link Steel Watch with Mother-of-Pearl Dial, Mother’s Day 2015 EPK

Among these recent models is the Stirrup Petite-Link with a mother-of-pearl dial. With its unique stirrup silhouette, supple chain-link bracelet and refined dial, this timepiece captures the essence of Ralph Lauren’s approach to designing women’s watches.

The mother-of-pearl dial is complemented by classic black Roman numerals, minute markers and sword-shaped hands—all encompassed by a beautifully curved sapphire crystal.

The watch is powered by the Swiss manufacture caliber RL057 quartz movement, which is decorated with traditional Côtes de Genève stripes. With a battery life of approximately 60 months, it offers precision and carefree maintenance.

Technical details

RALPH LAUREN STIRRUP COLLECTION
Petite-Link Model – Steel – Mother of Pearl Dial
Reference: RLR0040001

Movement
Manufacture Quartz Movement
Caliber: RL057
Battery life: ~60 months
Components: 57
Decor: Vertical Côtes de Genève

Functions
Hours, minutes

Case
Stainless Steel, polished
Size: 23.30 x 27 mm: Thickness: 6.70 mm
Convex sapphire crystal, internal colorless anti-reflective treatment
Back secured with 4 screws
Water resistance: 3 bar (~30 m)
Crown: Stainless steel with RL initials logo

Dial
Color: White mother of pearl, polished
Dark grey Roman numerals, printed
Dark grey minute marker, printed

Hands
Hour, minute: Sword-shaped hands
Color: Shiny black, oxidized

Bracelet
Stainless steel, polished

Clasp
Stainless steel “click clasp”, integrated in the bracelet with twin security push buttons

Ralph Lauren 45 mm Automotive Chronograph

Here we present a preview of Ralph Lauren’s brand new 45 mm Automotive Chronograph timepiece which will be unveiled at the much awaited SIHH 2015 luxury watch fair (19 – 23 Jan, Geneva).

This model belongs to high performance and elegant Automotive Collection that was created as an expression of Ralph Lauren’s ability to create worlds of design that represent not just beautiful objects, but a philosophy of living.

The Automotive timepieces represent an especially personal vision of watch design. Ralph Lauren’s collection of automobiles, painstakingly assembled over decades, is one of the finest in the world, and many of the design elements of the Automotive collection are derived from the same fusion of aesthetics and mechanical excellence.

Ralph Lauren 45 mm Automotive Chronograph

Echoing automotive coachwork, the Automotive collection is characterized by case shapes that combine strong geometry with sweeping, graceful curves. The exposed screws on the bezel, as well as the brushed and polished surfaces of the cases, express the same mechanical fascination as a powerful engine.

The dials of the Automotive watches are styled after the perfectly composed cockpit instruments of the world’s finest cars. In particular, the Automotive collection has been inspired by Ralph Lauren’s 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe, in its use of carefully selected elm burl wood as a dial element — the same material found on the automobile’s dashboard.

This particular chronograph timepiece from Ralph Lauren’s Sporting Collection is equipped with a mechanical self winding movement made by prestigious Swiss watch manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre exclusively for Ralph Lauren.

Ralph Lauren 45 mm Automotive Chronograph

Dressed in a round stainless steel case with brushed and polished finish, this timepiece boasts an impressive dial inspired by the dashboard of Ralph Lauren’s 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe . This timepiece features black matte galvanic inner dial that also houses chronograph counters, small seconds and a date window.

Ralph Lauren 45 mm Automotive Chronograph

The brown elm burl wood outer dial add further elegance to this exceptional chronograph model. The tachymeter scale is useful to calculate speeds and also enhances the aesthetic look of the timepiece in contrast with wood dial and steel exterior.

Technical details

Collection: Ralph Lauren Sporting
Model: 45 mm Automotive Chronograph with steel case and wood dial
Reference: RLR0230713

Movement
Mechanical self-winding
Swiss manufacture movement, made by Jaeger-LeCoultre exclusively for Ralph Lauren
Caliber: RL751A/1
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: ~65 hours
Decor: vertical Côtes de Genève and perlage (circular graining)

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds subdial at 6 o’clock
Chronograph function: center chronograph hand measuring elapsed seconds, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock
Date display at 6 o’clock

Case
Stainless steel, polished & brushed
Diameter: 44.80 mm; Thickness: 12.20 mm
Convex sapphire crystal, internal colorless anti-reflective treatment
Sapphire crystal back secured with 6 screws
Water resistance: 5 bar (~50 m)
Crown: stainless steel with RL logo

Dial
Colour: black matte galvanic center, brown elm burl wood outer decor
Hour: beige Super-LumiNova® Arabic numbers, printed
Counters & tachymeter scale: white, printed

Hands
Hour, minute: sword-shaped hands; shiny black oxidized with beige SuperLuminova®
Subdials: sword-shaped hands; shiny white, varnished
Center chronograph: baton hand; shiny white, varnished

Strap
Black alligator, black Alsavel® lining
Stainless steel pin buckle, polished & brushed

Ralph Lauren Sporting 39mm Classic Chronometer

The Sporting Classic Chronometer combines Ralph Lauren’s powerful sporting inspiration with horology’s highest level of technical sophistication.

Now following the footsteps of the 45 mm Sporting Classic Chronometer launched in 2014, the brand announces a smaller 39 mm version from Ralph Lauren Sporting Collection. Driven by the COSC-certified RL366, the new smaller-sized 39mm case displays a lustrous polished stainless steel with a contrasting vintage dial, giving this watch a masculine yet stylish look.

Ralph Lauren Sporting 39mm Classic Chronometer watch

Water resistant to 100 meters, the steel case features six round riveted screws on the bezel, a sporty touch that contrasts with the classically inspired dial. With its matte black surface, the dial features white Roman hour numerals, time-honored Breguet style hands and a small seconds counter at 6 o’clock.

Keeping the hour, minutes and seconds in perfect synchronization is the self-winding RL366 mechanical movement.

Manufactured in Switzerland, the movement is a COSC certified chronometer oscillating at 28,800vph with a power reserve of 42 hours, beautifully finished with vertical Côtes de Genève stripes and perlage. This Classic Chronometer model comes with a black alligator strap with a pin buckle.

Technical details

Collection: Ralph Lauren Sporting
Model: Classic Chronometer 39mm, with steel case and black dial
Reference: RLR0250700

Movement
Caliber: RL366 self-winding Swiss movement, COSC-certified chronometer
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: ~42 hours
Decor: vertical Côtes de Genève and perlage

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds subdial at 6 o’clock

Case
Stainless steel, polished
Diameter: 38.70 mm; Thickness: 11.20 mm
Convex sapphire crystal, external and internal colorless anti-reflective treatment
Back secured with 6 screws
Water resistance: 10 bar (~100 m)
Screwed Crown: stainless steel with RL logo

Dial
Color: black matte galvanic
White Roman numerals, printed
White railroad track style minute markers, printed

Hands
Hour, minute: shiny white Breguet style hands
Second: shiny white sword-shaped hand

Strap
Black alligator, black Alsavel© lining
Stainless steel pin buckle, polished

Ralph Lauren Sporting Classic Chronometer 45mm

Reminiscent of the racing motifs and sleek edge of the Ralph Lauren Black Label men’s collection, the Ralph Lauren Sporting Classic Chronometer 45mm watch boasts a lustrous stainless steel case accentuated by a matte black dial with white Roman numerals and railroad-track-style minute markers.

Ralph Lauren Sporting Classic Chronometer 45mm watch

Driven by the COSC-certified RL366 caliber oscillating at 28,800vph, decorated with Côtes de Genève and perlage, the mechanical self-winding wristwatch indicates the hours and minutes, as well as small seconds via a railroad-track framed subdial at 6 o’clock.

Combining classical subtleties, such as the use of Breguet-style hands, with a sophisticated mechanical movement, the Ralph Lauren Sporting Classic Chronometer unites past and present in a bold demonstration of the brand’s watchmaking mastery.

Ralph Lauren Automotive Flying Tourbillon

At Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH 2014) show, Ralph Lauren will unveil an exceptional flying tourbillon timepiece, which boasts the legendary designer’s distinctive passion for adventurous design and exceptional hand craftsmanship.

Inspired by Ralph Lauren’s 1938 Type 57SC Bugatti Atlantic Coupe and reflecting the utmost in micro-mechanical achievement, the Ralph Lauren Automotive Flying Tourbillon exemplifies the brand’s superb marriage of high-precision timekeeping and masculine sporting elegance.

Ralph Lauren Automotive Flying Tourbillon watch

Long a symbol of watchmaking excellence and first introduced in the Ralph Lauren Timepiece collections through his RL67 Tourbillon, the Automotive’s flying tourbillon is revealed through an aperture at 6 o’clock and supported only at the bottom of the cage, appearing as if suspended due to its meticulously cantilevered construction.

Housed within a 45mm shot-blasted black stainless steel case, and operating at a frequency of 28,800vph, the exclusive RL167 self-winding caliber reduces the effects of gravity to achieve absolute precision. Through the sapphire-crystal case back, the 28-jewel RL167 caliber may be admired for its off-centered gold-plated micro-rotor and exquisite decoration in vertical Côtes de Genève.

Ralph Lauren Automotive Flying Tourbillon watch

Paying homage to the dashboard of Ralph Lauren’s Bugatti, the Ralph Lauren Automotive Flying Tourbillon features richly toned elm burlwood at the outer dial.

Two luminescent sword-shaped hands orbit the central time display. The matte-black of the inner dial and the timepiece’s luxe black alligator strap provide a beautiful contrast in texture and color.

Ralph Lauren Automotive Flying Tourbillon

The Ralph Lauren Automotive collection, with its distinctive interpretations of sport and luxury, draws on a unique combination of innovative materials and cutting-edge calibers to transport its wearers to Ralph Lauren’s most exhilarating worlds.

Marking the New Year with a mastery of vintage-inspired elegance and modern mechanical sophistication, the Automotive Flying Tourbillon solidifies Ralph Lauren’s place in the world of grand complication haute horology.

Technical details

Collection: Ralph Lauren Sporting Collection
Model: Automotive Flying Tourbillon (45mm – Black Steel)
Ref. RLR0220707

Movement
Mechanical self-winding with a 3N gold-plated micro-rotor
Swiss Manufacture movement
Caliber: RL167, 13 ¼ ’’’, 28 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: ~40 hours
Components: 142
Decor: Vertical Côtes de Genève

Functions
Hours, minutes, Flying Tourbillon

Case
Stainless steel shot-blasted, black finishing
Diameter: 44.80 mm; Thickness: 11.20 mm
Water resistance: 5 bar (~50 m)
Crown: Stainless steel shot-blasted with RL initials logo, black finishing

Dial
Black matte galvanic center, brown elm burl wood outer decor held by 4 screws Beige Super-LumiNova® Roman numerals, printed
Beige minute track, printed

Hands
Hour, minute: Sword-shaped hands
Color: Shiny black oxidized with beige Super-Luminova®

Strap
Black alligator, black Alsavel® lining
Stainless steel shot-blasted pin buckle, black finishing

Ralph Lauren Slim Classique Collection

With its use of clean, bold geometric lines, and its incorporation of the most luxurious materials into a modernist vision, the Art Deco created a style of timeless beauty where classical and contemporary co-exist as in no other realm of design.

For Ralph Lauren, that era’s unmatched elegance, and its daring spirit of optimism, has long been a source of inspiration. The Ralph Lauren Slim Classique collection celebrates this distinctive aesthetic with timepieces that combine bold geometry with a sleek and thin silhouette, elegant guilloché engraving craftsmanship and masterful gem setting.

In 2012, Ralph Lauren presented two new interpretations of this timeless design, featuring luxurious embellishments that continue to honor the refined glamour and debonair sophistication of the Roaring ’20s.

Ralph Lauren Slim Classique Collection

The first Ralph Lauren 867 watch model places a single row of brilliant-cut diamonds on the bezel of the watch, and accentuates their fire with a glossy black frame that emphasizes the rectilinear form of the watch and reflects the use of contrasting blacks and whites that characterizes much Art Deco design.

Ralph Lauren Slim Classique watch Collection

With the second Ralph Lauren 867 watch model, two rows of brilliant-cut diamonds lend their sparkle to the bezel of the watch. Diamonds have also been set into the lugs, and a single rosecut diamond adorns the crown.

Ralph Lauren Slim Classique Collection

Both models feature traditionally crafted silver opaline dials, with domed and strongly defined black Roman and Arabic numerals.

Presented in18k white gold, these models are worn with a black alligator strap and matching white gold pin buckle, and both are executed in the resolutely classic 27.5mm width, respecting the traditional dimensions of an iconic dress watch.

As with the other Slim Classique collection models these watches are powered by an ultra-flat (2.1mm thin) hand-winding movement crafted by Piaget for Ralph Lauren.

Technical details

Movement
Mechanical manual winding
Manufacture movement, made by Piaget for Ralph Lauren
Calibre: RL430,
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations/hour (3 Hz)
Power reserve: ~40 hours
Components: 131
Decor: Vertical Côtes de Genève and perlage (circular graining)

Functions
Hours, minutes

Models

Ralph Lauren 867 Watch, Black Frame and One row of Diamonds (RLR0132703)

Ralph Lauren 867 Watch, Black Frame and One row of Diamonds (RLR0132703)

Case
18K white gold, polished, with one row of diamonds and a black frame
Size: 27.50 x 27.50 mm; Opening: 26.65 x 26.65 mm; Thickness: 5.75 mm
Flat sapphire crystal, external and internal colorless anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 m)
Crown: 18K white gold
Gem: 96 diamonds

Dial
Colour: Silvery opaline
Black Roman numerals, printed

Hands
Hour, minute: Breguet-style hands
Colour: Shiny black, oxidized

Strap
Black alligator, black Alsavel® lining
Buckle: 18K white gold pin buckle, polished

Ralph Lauren 867 Watch, Two rows of Diamonds (RLR0132702)

Ralph Lauren 867 Watch, Two rows of Diamonds (RLR0132702)

Case
18K white gold, polished, with two rows of diamonds
Size: 27.50 x 27.50 mm; Opening: 26.65 x 26.65 mm; Thickness: 5.75 mm
Flat sapphire crystal, external and internal colorless anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 m)
Crown: 18K white gold with a diamond
Gem: 201 diamonds

Dial
Color: Silvery opaline
Black Roman numerals, printed

Hands
Hour, minute: Breguet-style hands
Colour: Shiny black, oxidized

Strap
Black alligator, black Alsavel® lining
Buckle: 18K white gold pin buckle, polished

Ralph Lauren Sporting Watch with Wood Dial

Fashion designer Ralph Lauren has long looked to automobiles as a source of inspiration for his designs.

For 2011, Ralph Lauren presents the first timepiece inspired by his personal car collection, with the introduction of a Ralph Lauren Sporting watch featuring a wood dial. Combining his passion for fine automobiles with his passion for fine watches, Ralph Lauren unveils this new timepiece design recalling the refined interior of his model 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe.

Ralph Lauren Sporting Watch with Wood DialThe Ralph Lauren Sporting watch features a stainless steel case with a unique dial in rich loupe d’orme or elm burl–in honor of the car’s iconic wooden dashboard and trim detail. Prized for its highly figured patterns and rarity, elm burl wood has been traditionally used by artists and sculptors and is often found in the consoles of luxury cars.

The warmth of the wood is contrasted by the dial’s matte black galvanic center and by the black calf strap, reminiscent of the distinct juxtaposition of the wooden dashboard and black leather seating in Ralph Lauren’s prized vintage automobile.

Ralph Lauren Sporting Watch with Wood Dial

Showcasing both beauty and functionality, the Ralph Lauren Sporting watch combines a one-of-a kind and sophisticated aesthetic with the precision of a manual winding mechanical movement– caliber RL98295 made by IWC for Ralph Lauren–featuring a power reserve of 45 hours.

Ralph Lauren Sporting Watch movement by IWC

As with all Ralph Lauren Sporting Collection models, this timepiece features a sapphire crystal case back, revealing the movement’s Côtes de Genève and Perlage finish work on the plate.

Technical details

Movement
Mechanical manual winding
Manufacture movement made by IWC for Ralph Lauren
Caliber: RL98295
Frequency: 18 000 vibrations/hour (2.5 Hz)
Power reserve: 45 hours
Components: 156, including balance wheel with screws and Breguet-style spiral
Décor: Vertical Côtes de Genève and Perlage

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds subdial at 6 o’clock

Case
Steel, polished/brushed
Diameter: 44.80 mm
Convex sapphire crystal, external and internal colourless anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 5 bar (~50 m)
Crown: Steel with RL initials logo

Dial
Colour: matte black galvanic, matte brown elm burl wood decoration
Shiny beige luminescent substance Arabic numerals, printed
Shiny white open railroad-style minute track, printed

Subdial
Colour: matte black galvanic
Shiny white closed railroad-style second track, printed

Hands
Hour, minute: Sword-shaped hands
Colour: Shiny black oxidized with beige luminescent substance
Second: Arrow-shaped hand Colour: Shiny white

Strap
Black calf, black leather lining
Buckle: Steel pin buckle, polished/brushed