SIHH 2009 News: Ralph Lauren

Robert-Jan Broer
January 19, 2009
SIHH 2009 News: Ralph Lauren

Since years, Ralph Lauren sells vintage timepieces from Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron etc. in their flagship stores. Ralph Lauren probably has a passion for watches, because they now introduced their own line of [serious] wristwatches. The RL collection consist of a Sporting Collection, Classic Slim Collection and The Stirrup Collection. The Stirrup Collection is a bit Hermes-a-like with a nice leather fashionable twist. The Stirrup Collection uses a RL750 movement, based on a Jaeger LeCoultre movement.

Watches from the Sporting Collection are a bit conservative looking, but a banker will probably think this is sporty enough ;-). The Sporting Collection watches have mechanical movements (caliber RL98295) which is based on an IWC movement.

Ralph Lauren Sporting Collection

The Classic Slim Collection watches reminded me immediately on Piaget watches. Coincidence or not, they also feature Piaget movements. This Classic Slim watch has a diameter of 42mm and is 5.35mm thick. That’s SLIM! However, does it fit the whopping 42mm for a classic dress watch?

Ralph Lauren Classic Slim Collection

I love the ‘St.Dupont’ hobnail bezel on this Classic Slim watch!

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Robert-Jan Broer

Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more

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