WATCH NOVELTIES FOR 2016
For 2016, Ralph Lauren introduces new timepieces that capture his iconic world and exemplify his renowned passion for fine craftsmanship and exceptional design.
The new RL888 collection is Ralph Lauren’s first round watch designed exclusively for women. Named after the women’s flagship at 888 Madison Avenue in New York City, the RL888 collection expresses a sleek and modern sensibility, with chic 18-karat rose gold and steel models, with or without diamonds, and a glamorous high-jewelry timepiece with art-deco diamond and black spinel designs. RL888 timepieces are offered with three-link bracelets or a wide selection of interchangeable straps in alligator, calf, patent leather, satin or grosgrain.
Expanding the Automotive collection to watch aficionados who prefer a smaller proportion, Ralph Lauren Watches releases the new RL Automotive 39mm timepiece. Inspired by the vintage automobiles that are a well-known passion of Mr. Lauren—in particular, his 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe—the RL Automotive 39mm watch features a shot-blasted black gunmetal steel case that richly contrasts a rare amboyna burl wood bezel, along with beige Super-LumiNova® numerals, a mechanical manual-wind movement made by Jaeger-LeCoultre for Ralph Lauren and a signature RL logo at 12 o’clock inspired by vintage racecars.
2016 also ushers in the debut of new 867 collection timepieces for men and women, featuring stylish bracelet watches and an exquisite high-jewelry 867 timepiece. Offered in three sizes, in 18-karat rose gold, white gold and steel, the new square-link bracelets echo the architectural allure of the signature square case and the concentric squares on the watch face. For the petite models, the supple bracelet is integrated directly into the watchcase to create the sophisticated look of a cuff watch. Inspired by the powerful glamour of the art deco era, the new high-jewelry 867 watch features a sleek and minimalist geometric design in diamonds and black spinels.
New sizes, elegantly crafted bracelets, luxurious materials and captivating finishes reinforce Ralph Lauren’s vision of innovation and artistry. Each unique timepiece unites an iconic American sophistication with extraordinary Swiss watchmaking.
RALPH LAUREN WATCH & JEWELRY CO.
Launched in 2008, the Ralph Lauren Watch and Jewelry Company, S.A.R.L., is a joint venture between Ralph Lauren and Richemont, two leading companies in the global luxury market. In this unique partnership, Ralph Lauren and Richemont design, manufacture and distribute luxury watches and fine jewelry through select Ralph Lauren boutiques and the finest independent watch and jewelry retailers worldwide. The watch collections feature the highest-quality Swiss Made manufacture movements and Ralph Lauren’s most iconic inspirations, from the Ralph Lauren Stirrup watches to the RL888, 867 and Slim Classique timepieces to the Sporting, Safari and Automotive collections. Ralph Lauren Fine Jewelry includes the signature Ralph Lauren Equestrian, Diamond Link and Chunky Chain collections, handcrafted with the finest materials and techniques.