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Introducing The Ralph Lauren Polo Watch Collection

Introducing The Ralph Lauren Polo Watch Collection

Brisk Take

At the finish of a year ago, Ralph Lauren dispatched a collection of watches including the mark Polo Bear on the focal point of the dial . Those watches were a more conservative – if not vintage inclining – time-only contribution with an unmistakable two o’clock crown. Today, the brand is delivering a jumper motivated collection, only this time, the notable Polo logo – icon of the brand’s Polo line of dress (and originator of the “Polo” shirt) – becomes the dominant focal point. While a year ago’s delivery highlighted the Polo Bear in various outfits, presently the rider and pony are shown in various shaded clothing. This new collection of watches is offered in a significant number distinctive dial tones, case materials, and ties – including a bracelet.

Beginning Thoughts

The Ralph Lauren Polo line was conceived in 1972, and to say that Polo has now become a commonly recognized name, or some portion of the social zeitgeist, would be putting it mildly. We currently allude to a particular sort of shirt as a “Polo”, a similar way we call a tissue, “Kleenex” or a pop, “Coke.” These watches exhibit the force of that line, with an enormous paint-like delivering of the Polo logo arranged prominently on the dial. These are no date, 100m water safe plunge style watches, highlighting white Arabic numerals, a red seconds hand, and the word Polo where a conventional jumping lume pip would be. In all, there are four models, or variations offered: a lacquered green dial, a lacquered naval force dial, and two lacquered black dials – one in tempered steel, and the other in a matte black PVD coating. 

Across the four dial and case options are an assortment of ties to browse. There is a cowhide tie with ecru sewing, a cotton madras tie, and a calfskin NATO-style tie in three colorways, printed with Ralph Lauren’s “Game” logo – a prominent installation on 90’s Ralph Lauren clothing. Beside the ties, there is likewise a wristband offering both in exemplary treated steel and black sandblasted hardened steel. The watch is fueled by the RL200 development – made by Sellita – including vertical Côtes de Genève and perlage, and distinguishable through an exhibition caseback. The Ralph Lauren Polo Collection, measured at 42mm and including a marked crown with the Polo horse theme, is accessible now.

It is significant that Ralph Lauren, the man, is a notable watch fellow. (You can discover why in Ben Clymer’s elite 2015 meeting with him here .) It is essential for Panerai legend that Lauren gave the youngster brand a tremendous lift soon after its relaunch by wearing an Angelus-fueled Panerai Radiomir on the runway toward the finish of one of his fashion shows. It was Lauren’s affection for watches that prompted the Polo Ralph Lauren/Richemont Group joint endeavor making the Ralph Lauren Watch & Jewelry Co. in Switzerland in 2007 and to the Ralph Lauren brand’s attack into extravagance mechanical watches. Recently, notwithstanding, the Ralph Lauren brand has stretched out its concentration to fashion watches. New top of the line extravagance watches are in the product pipeline, however, the company says. 

The Basics

Brand: Ralph Lauren

Model: Polo Watch Collection

Reference Number: 472836826003 (green dial), 472836829001 (blue dial), 472836827001 (black dial), 472836830001 (black dial PVD case)

Diameter: 42mm

Thickness: 12.35mm

Case Material: Stainless Steel

Dial Color: Green, Blue, and Black

Indexes: Arabic

Lume: Yes

Water Resistance: 100m

Strap/Bracelet: Leather Strap, Leather NATO-style lash, cotton madras tie, hardened steel arm band, and sandblasted treated steel bracelet.

The Movement

Caliber: RL200

Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds

Power Reserve: 38 hours

Winding: Automatic

Frequency: 4Hz

Jewels: 26

Chronometer Certified: No

Pricing & Availability

Price: Range from $1,650 to $2,150 contingent upon configuration.

Availability: Immediately

Limited Edition: No

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