Ralph Lauren’s watches speak timeless stealth wealth

From the prestigious address of 867 Madison Avenue to the equestrian heritage and a love story that spanned decades, the 867, Stirrup, and Bear collections are classical timekeepers.

The year was 1967 when Ralph Lauren embarked on a journey to redefine American style, and it all began at the address that would become synonymous with timeless elegance — 867 Madison Avenue.

867 Collection: Art Deco meets the New York streets

Workplace elegance gets a hand from Ralph Lauren’s 867 collection, named after the address of the company’s flagship men’s store at 867 Madison Avenue, New York. Four square-faced references have been added, in two cases sizes and materials: 32mm or 28mm, in choice of sterling silver or 18K rose gold case, with hand-stitched alligator leather straps on pin buckles in a matching metal.

Here, Art Deco elegance is interpreted for everyday wear by the use of concentric squares radiating from the centre to the perimeter of the case, complemented by Roman and Arabic numerals against a white lacquer dial, indicated by classic Breguet hands. Inside, the watches feature hand-finished extra-flat manual-wind movements.

Stirrup Collection: Ralph’s equestrian passion

Still dressy but with a touch of adventure and sportiness, Ralph Lauren’s Stirrup Collection taps into the brand’s heritage in equestrian sports with watch cases shaped like stirrups.

These unisex watches come in five sizes (mini, petite, small, medium, and large), choice of stainless steel, rose gold or diamond- set cases. Featuring a small tab and stud closure, interchangeable straps loop through the watch in a way that mimics how stirrups are strapped to a saddle.

Ralph & Ricky

A tribute to enduring love, the Ralph & Ricky Bear Watch depicts Ralph Lauren and his wife of 60 years Ricky Ann Lauren as bears holding hands. The bears’ pose and clothes are from a 1996 photograph of the couple walking together at their estate in Bedford, New York.

The watch sports a 38mm stainless steel case, with self-winding RL200 movement, and “Ralph & Ricky” engraving at the back. 

Tech Specs: Ralph Lauren 867 Collection

Movement: Manual-winding caliber RL430; 40-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours and minutes; central seconds
Case: 28mm/32mm; sterling silver/18K rose gold; water-resistant to 30m
Dial: Off-white lacquered
Strap: Shiny black alligator leather
Price: from USD8,250

Tech Specs: Ralph Lauren Stirrup Collection

Movement: Automatic-winding caliber RL750; 40-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours and minutes; central seconds
Case: Mini/petite/small/medium/large; stainless steel; water-resistant to 30m
Dial: Black/white lacquered
Strap: Black/tan leather calfskin
Price: €7,850

Tech Specs: Ralph Lauren Polo Bear Ralph & Ricky Bear

Movement: Automatic-winding caliber RL200; 38-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours and minutes; central seconds
Case: 38mm; stainless steel; water-resistant to 30m
Dial: Off-white lacquered
Strap: Navy blue leather calfskin
Price: USD1,450

Ralph Lauren: Shaping American style for over 50 years and beyond

Ralph Lauren has been a menswear staple, playing a large role in defining modern American style. Founded in 1967, the Ralph Lauren Corporation quickly evolved from ties to a full line of menswear called Polo.


By 1981, Ralph Lauren was a global brand, bringing its vision of American style to the world. From polo shirts to tuxedos, the influence of Ralph Lauren is hard to overstate.


In 2007, Ralph Lauren partnered with Richemont to create a fine watchmaking collection, with models inspired by Mr. Ralph Lauren’s varied interests, such as his love of classic cars (Automotive), the equestrian lifestyle (Stirrup) and adventure (Safari). 


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  1. Stu says:
    Stealth Wealth?

    To watch aficionados Ralph Lauren is a low tier watch, akin to a fashion watch. To the non-watch community it is a fashion brand which means if they see it on a watch they assume wealth or expensive. So a Ralph Lauren watch is the opposite of stealth wealth.

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