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The Ralph Lauren RL Automotive Timepiece Skeleton

Case material
Steel
Bracelet strap
Leather
Buckle
Pin buckle
Dial finish
Skeletonised
Water resistance
50 m
Size
ø 45 mm
Thickness
11.2 mm
Movement
Manual-winding mechanical
Power reserve: 45 h, 18000 variations / hours
Skeleton movement
Functions
Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Reference
RLR0220708
Year
2015
Collection
Ralph Lauren Automotive
Price excl.VAT
44'200 CHF
Description

 
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RALPH LAUREN RL AUTOMOTIVE SKELETON
 
The Ralph Lauren Automotive collection demonstrates the powerful connection between two worlds in which precision, style and high performance are paramount — that of watchmaking, and that of the world’s greatest automobiles. Ralph Lauren finds his inspiration in one of the most legendary cars of all time: his award-winning 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe — only four of which are known to exist in the world.
 

The new RL Automotive Skeleton features an open-worked, hand-wound mechanical movement. The caliber RL1967 is the first open-worked movement Ralph Lauren has ever presented. The depth of the movement is accentuated with a black finish on the plate and bridges, which offers a subtle contrast to the black finish on the stainless steel shot-blasted case. The letters “RL” at 12 o’clock, on a circular element slightly offset from the mainspring barrel, are a proud statement of creative integrity. The steel and brass elements of the gear train, as well as the large balance oscillating at 18,000 vph and the sword- shaped, black oxidized hands coated with beige Super-LumiNova® further enrich the visual experience. The composition is framed by a lustrous amboyna burl bezel.
 

Amboyna burl, which must be expertly cut and finished to expose its richly detailed swirling grain patterns, has a long history of use in luxury automotive interiors. It forms a strong bridge between the automotive and horological worlds, and highlights the RL Automotive Skeleton as a true celebration of Ralph Lauren’s love of beautiful machines.