American designer Ralph Lauren is globally renowned for his refined and timeless clothing and accessories. Today, his watches – first introduced to the world in 2009 – are also representative of his contemporary yet classic style. Collections include the Stirrup – inspired by his equestrian lines, the Slim Classique, and several sporting series. Ralph Lauren also regularly unveils capsule collections, including the Western series and the Polo Bear.
Today Ralph Lauren represents every niche in men’s fashion, but he started his career by selling ties. Sustaining a leg injury after completing his basic training with the army in 1964, Lauren opted to take business classes at Baruch College and launched his first tie collection in 1967. The American lifestyle empire was built from a vision and a dream with no compromises, and today we can find some of the most iconic tie fabric in the Polo watch strap collection.
Fast forward a few decades, and as the brand continued to flourish, Ralph developed a passion for watches. As a result, he looked for ways to get into making Ralph Lauren watches in the 2000s.
In 2004 he approached Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert to discuss a partnership to design watches that matched his inimitable style. In 2009, Ralph Lauren introduced their first watches representative of his contemporary yet classic style at the SIHH watch show in Geneva, Switzerland. There were three main lines, of which one was exclusively for women, the Stirrup Collection. The two other lines, Slim Classique and Sporting Collection were resoundingly male.
Ralph Lauren continued its partnership with the Richemont Group until the end of its contract in 2018. Today the watches are all Ralph Lauren, but they still work on various projects with Richemont.
Ralph Lauren regularly unveils capsule collections, including the Western series and the Polo Bear. They recently turned a new page with the introduction of the Polo watch showcasing the iconic Pony Player logo on the dial.
Ralph Lauren realized one of his childhood dreams in 2018, throwing the ball in Yankee Stadium for a game-opening!
Ralph Lauren’s iconic logo appears for the first time on one of their watch collections. The limited-edition watches are sporty and versatile. With their super simple interchangeable straps, you can mix and match to fit your style on any given day. Each Polo Watch is powered by a self-winding RL200 movement in a 42mm stainless steel case.
Watches in this limited edition collection follows a storied history of four iconic bears, each representing a different aspect of Ralph Lauren’s style and signature. You will find unique Ralph Lauren Men’s watches in this watch collection, such as The Nautical Bear inspired by a vintage maritime style or The Tuxedo Bear with a more formal look.
This collection is an homage to Ralph Lauren’s passion for horses and the equestrian lifestyle. The Stirrup is available in several case sizes ranging from the Stirrup Petite-Link at 22.5mm X 16.8mm to the Stirrup Large at 38.5mm X 36.6mm. The straps are equally equestrian-inspired and are available in leather, stainless steel, or a variety of brightly colored alligator straps.
Ralph introduced this limited edition collection of six handcrafted watches to celebrate his 50th anniversary. The watch cases are made in sterling silver or 18k gold, and each one is hand engraved by master jewelers. The leather straps take their inspiration from vintage rodeo belts, each one hand-tooled. A Swiss-made movement powers each watch.
Named for Ralph Lauren’s womenswear flagship store at 888 Madison Avenue, a gorgeous mansion in the heart of New York City. In this collection, the watches feature a round case with a mix of both Arabic and Roman indexes on the dial. A testament to the modern Ralph Lauren woman, the collection is fashionable, expressing a sleek and confident sensitivity, giving the modern women a multifaceted style.
This collection is inspired by Ralph Lauren’s love of classic cars and, more specifically, his 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe, one of the world’s rarest cars. The bezel and dial take inspiration from the Bugatti’s wooden dashboard. The Swiss-made skeleton movement is housed in a sleek black stainless steel case in either 39mm or 45mm.
This wonderful Ralph Lauren watch collection involves time-pieces with the rugged style of the 1940s to 1960s. Typically, the watches have straps and cases with weathered looks and khaki tones—a fusion of travel and adventure spirit, boasting a timeless and effortless beauty. Powered by Swiss-made automatic movements with COSC certification, these are perfect tool watches.
The Sporting Collection is at the same time elegant and, as its name suggests, sporty. The watches come in a stainless steel case of 39mm or 45mm. The bezel features six screws around a black dial with a black alligator strap. The Sporting Collection is powered by Swiss-made movements.