In 2008 Ralph Lauren partnered with Johann Rupert from the Compagnie Financière Richemont S.A. to create timepieces together. Together they set out to make Ralph Lauren timepieces with Richemont’s watchmaking expertise and Lauren’s sense of style and design. Key collections include the RL888, the Stirrup, the Automotive and the Safari.
Five interesting facts about Ralph Lauren
1 – Vintage watch collector
Ralph Lauren is a big vintage watch collector with a number of Cartiers, a Panerai Luminor and a Angelus-powered Panerai, a World War II-era IWC, and a few Urwerks to name a few.
2 – The RL Automotive watch
The RL Automotive watch features a wood bezel that was inspired by Ralph Lauren’s 1938 Bugatti 57SC.
3 – Friends
Ralph Lauren played himself in an episode of Friends.
4 – Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur
In 2010 Ralph Lauren was honored with the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by French President Nicolas Sarkozy for more than 30 years in the fashion industry. As well as for turning his name into one of the most successful lifestyle brands and his passionate commitment to fighting breast cancer.
5 – Famous people spotted wearing a Ralph Lauren timepiece
Famous people spotted wearing a Ralph Lauren timepiece include Nacho Figueras and Julianne Moore.