Ralph lauren introduces the polo player watch collection

by Stephen Garner

Ralph Lauren has launched a new collection of timepieces featuring painterly renderings of the brand’s logo.

In 1972, Ralph Lauren’s signature emblem—capturing the penultimate moment before mallet meets ball during a polo game—took its place on the chest of the Polo shirt, where it became a symbol recognized around the world. Now gracing the dial of this new watch collection, the logo is 3-D printed in multiple layers of color and complemented by printed Luminescent Arabic numbers on a lacquered dial and around the anodized aluminum ring on stainless steel bezel.

The collection is comprised of four models: a rich lacquered green dial in Ralph Lauren’s heritage hue, a classic lacquered navy dial, and two lacquered black dials that include a stainless-steel trim for a more sophisticated expression and a sportier design with matte hardware for a modern appeal. From casual to elevated strap offerings, the collection is designed to be mixed and matched with either bracelets of timeless stainless steel, subtly textured leather straps with ecru stitching, cotton madras straps inspired by authentic woven shirtings, and a leather strap in three colorways printed with Ralph Lauren’s Polo Sport logo inspired by iconic `90s apparel collections. Additionally, there is a black sandblasted stainless-steel option that pairs solely with the black lacquered dial and matte hardware to create the ultimate expression of modern sensibility.

The stainless-steel round cases measure 42mm by 12.35mm and include an exhibition case back to make fine details visible—including vertical Côtes de Genève stripes and circular graining, known as perlage. The timepieces are powered by an automatic, Swiss-made, caliber RL200 movement run at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and features 26 jewels with an approximate 38-hour power reserve.

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. The first Polo Ralph Lauren watch collection debuted in 2018 in celebration of Ralph Lauren’s 50th Anniversary, spotlighting the beloved Polo Bear. 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.