The new steel Skeleton strikes a harmonious balance between industrial power and sophisticated design by artfully cutting away the main plate to reveal the intricate mechanics underneath. The combination of polished and brushed steel components including polished screws that reference the rivets securing the chassis of a car directly references one of Mr. Lauren’s prized 1950s race cars. The case measures 44.8mm by 11.2mm and is powered by a Swiss-made F.A. Jones mechanical movement that has been customized by Val Fleurier for Ralph Lauren. The manually wound caliber RL1967 runs at a frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hour with a 45-hour power reserve. The movement is decorated with vertical Côtes de Genève stripes and circular graining, known as perlage, as well as an interlocking “RL” logo over a brushed steel plate at 12 o’clock position.
Ralph Lauren introduces a new miniature size of his iconic stirrup-shaped timepiece as part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the Stirrup collection. Complemented by a colorful array of interchangeable straps, the miniature watches are elegantly presented in 18 K rose gold, polished stainless steel, or with a delicate diamond setting, affording equestrian lovers a variety of ways to make a statement of personal style.
The lacquered white dial highlights black Roman numerals and a minute track with black oxidized sword-shaped hands.