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23 May, 2022
A global leader in the design, marketing, and distribution of premium lifestyle products across five categories, Ralph Lauren first started creating watches in 2009, combining Lauren’s sense of style and design with Swiss mechanical movements. Key collections include the Stirrup with its equestrian lines, the Automotive with its signature wooden bezel and the Polo Bear and Polo lines that include teddy bears and polo players, respectively, that come with characters dressed in a variety of differently colored outfits.
Five interesting facts about Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren is a big vintage watch collector with numerous Cartiers, a Panerai Luminor and an Angelus-powered Panerai, a World War II-era IWC, and a few Urwerks to name a few.
The RL Automotive watch features a wood bezel that was inspired by Ralph Lauren’s 1938 Bugatti 57SC.
Ralph Lauren played himself in an episode of Friends.
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.
Famous people spotted wearing a Ralph Lauren timepiece include Argentine polo player Nacho Figueras and American actress Julianne Moore.
Brand ID Card
Established: 1967 Company status: public limited company Senior Management: Patrice Louvet, President and CEO; Guillaume Tetu, Head of Global Watches and Jewelry Number of employees: 110,000 Flagship collections: Polo Watch, Polo Bear, Stirrup, 867, Safari, Automotive, American Western, Sporting Bestsellers: Polo Watch, Stirrup Retail prices in USD: from USD 1,900 to 108,000 Annual production: N/A