there are a few ralph lauren items i do like and this is one. launched in 2009 it was perhaps bad timing, but it was years in the making and sometimes you have to forge ahead. this platinum watch with guilloche bezel is one of the series in ralph laurens recent mechanical watch collection with the piaget manufacture movements made for lauren. super thin with dimensions of 20.8mm diameter and the slim 2.10mm height. power reserve approx 40 hours. swiss respected piaget manual wind (lovely). cost for the platinum version shown is 32,000 USD.
this piece which is not considered the highlight of the collection, like the stirrup case, is still my personal favorite. yes, perhaps its over priced for a brand that is not yet considered a serious player in the small world of watch making, 32k can buy you a vintage patek or a beautiful used vacheron… one may even feel guilty to admit spending that much on a RL watch, but price aside, this is a piece i would have loved to add to my collection for its simplicity and beauty. by dd