The Ralph Lauren Automotive collection demonstrates the powerful connection between two worlds in which precision, style and high performance are paramount — that of watchmaking, and that of the world’s greatest automobiles. Ralph Lauren finds his inspiration in one of the most legendary cars of all time: his award-winning 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe — only four of which are known to exist in the world.
Six new Ralph Lauren Automotive timepieces are offered for 2015, using a combination of materials, including rare hardwoods, to emulate the richness and clarity of the Bugatti’s dash, which has been a model for the Ralph Lauren Automotive timepieces since the collection launched in 2011, and which continues to influence the designer's vision.
Three of the new timepieces feature wooden bezels in amboyna burl, while three others display elm burl wood on the dial.
Mechanical manual winding
Swiss manufacture black skeleton movement
Exclusively designed for Ralph Lauren
|Frequency||:||18,000 vibrations/hour (2.5 Hz)|
|Power reserve||:||~45 hours|
|Functions||:||Hours, minutes, seconds subdial at 6 o’clock|
|Case||:||Black shot-blasted stainless steel|
|Bezel||:||amboyna burl wood|
|Glass||:||Convex sapphire crystal, internal colorless anti-reflective treatment|
|Caseback||:||Sapphire crystal back secured with 6 screws|
|Water resistance||:||5 bar (~ 50 m)|
|Crown||:||Black shot-blasted stainless steel with RL initials logo|
|Dial||:||Black matte galvanic|
|at 12 o’clock||:||Azure subdial with beige RL logo|
|at 6 o’clock||:||Azure second subdialwith white Arabic numbers|
|Hour, minute||:||Sword-shaped hands; shiny black oxidized with beige Super-LumiNova®|
|Second||:||Sword-shaped hand; shiny beige varnished|
|Strap||:||Black alligator, black Alsavel© lining|
|Buckle||:||Black shot-blasted stainless steel pin buckle|