Ralph Lauren has the honor of presenting the Automotive RL Tourbillon and RL Automotive Double Tourbillon watches – two novelties from the Automotive collection, inspired by the Bugatti Type 57SC Coupé Atlantic from 1938. These new models combine the codes of one of the most Legendary to one of the rarest Swiss movements, thus demonstrating the powerful link between these two worlds of precision, performance and style.
The distinctive feature of the Ralph Lauren RL Automotive Tourbillon 45 mm is its very technical complication: the exhaust is housed in a rotating cage to counteract the effect of gravity and thus ensure precise timing. Extremely difficult to make, the movement is also decorated with vertical Côtes de Genève and circular engravings called beading. The timepiece features a shot-blasted black stainless steel case and a smoked sapphire case back. The matt black galvanized dial is decorated with Super-LumiNova® beige hour and minute hands, Arabic numerals and an interlaced “RL” logo. This luxury watch for men is presented on a black alligator leather strap.
The amboine magnifying glass – a wood used in luxury car interiors – frames the case, and must be carefully cut and polished by hand to reveal its rich and twisting patterns. The domed bezel secured by hand-held screws and the gracefully tapered horns of the case reinforce the identity of this watch for men gift reflecting the power and elegance of the car design.
The RL Automotive Double Tourbillon, also in a 45 mm case with an even more complex binary tourbillon, is another remarkable model of the Automotive collection and testifies to Ralph Lauren’s passion for Haute Horlogerie.
In 2008 the Ralph Lauren Watch and Jewerly joint venture was formed between Ralph Lauren and Richemont, two leading global luxury market companies. Through this unique partnership, Ralph Lauren and Richemont design and manufacture luxury gent watches and Haute Joaillerie pieces and distribute them in Ralph Lauren boutiques as well as at independent watchmaking and jewelry retailers of the highest quality in the world. Watch collections include the best Swiss manufacturing movements and Ralph Lauren’s most emblematic inspirations, from Ralph Lauren Stirrup watches to the 888 and 867 timepieces through the Safari and Automotive collections. The Ralph Lauren Haute Joaillerie features the distinctive Ralph Lauren Equestrian, Diamond Link and Chunky Chain collections, hand-crafted with the finest materials and the most refined techniques.