INTRODUCING A NEW MOVEMENT
TO THE RALPH LAUREN AUTOMOTIVE
Defined by exceptional materials and a commitment to the elite tradition of Swiss horology, the Automotive Watch Collection evolves with the introduction of the RL Automotive Chronograph Watch with a new self-winding mechanical movement.
The Automotive line is modeled after Ralph Lauren’s love of the open road and his world class collection of vintage cars. Specifically, the dashboard of the 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe, one of the collection’s rarest and most refined cars, inspired the Automotive Chronograph Watch’s distinctive amboyna burl wood bezel.
“The Bugatti Atlantic is probably the most beautiful car in the world, with its unique silhouette, furnishings, finish, styling details,” says Ralph Lauren. “One can stare at the Atlantic for hours and always be in awe.”
Crafted exclusively for Ralph Lauren by Manufacture Horlogère ValFleurier – Richemont, the RL Automotive Chronograph Watch is powered by an RL650 caliber, self-winding mechanical movement designed to the highest standards of Swiss precision. The 42 mm timepiece runs at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour with a 48-hour power reserve. The matte black dial, featuring contrasting beige interlocking RL logo and contrast beige Arabic numerals, is hand-finished with vertical Côtes de Genève stripes and circular graining, known as perlage.
Precision timekeeping is exemplified in the chronograph’s bi-compax layout with a 12-hour and 30-minute counting sub-dial, which call to mind the Atlantic’s softly glowing gauges. The polished and sandblasted black stainless-steel case features a matching crown and three-link bracelet. Finished with fine details, the watch is encased in beautiful convex sapphire crystal with a smoky, sapphire case back. Interchangeable bracelet option includes a black alligator strap, sold separately.
An elegant expression of industrial sophistication, the Automotive Chronograph Watch is the perfect complement to Ralph Lauren’s fine jewelry and accessories collections.
RALPH LAUREN WATCHES AND FINE JEWELRY
Launched in 2008, Ralph Lauren Watches and Fine Jewelry combines the highest-quality Swiss-manufacture movements with Ralph Lauren’s most iconic inspirations – from the equestrian elegance of the Stirrup watches to the Safari and Automotive collections. Each collection is distributed through select Ralph Lauren boutiques and the finest independent watch and jewelry retailers worldwide. Ralph Lauren Fine Jewelry includes the signature Ralph Lauren Equestrian, Art Deco, and Chunky Chain collections, handcrafted with the finest materials and techniques.
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