Known for his incredible taste and talent, Ralph Lauren believes in sophistication and elegance. In fact, he says, “I like places and objects that transform us that take us somewhere else for a day, an evening or just a moment. I like the romance of films, cars, Cole Porter tunes and Frank Sinatra songs. They all have one thing in common: they are ageless. They are timeless.”
With that in mind, his watch designs also need to offer a decidedly timeless air about them, and perhaps nothing does so as well as the new Slim Classique collection — created just in time for the holidays. Each watch in the line is just 32mm in size and features an exquisite guilloche’ dial. Offered with or without diamonds on the bezel, the graceful round watches are also incredibly contemporary. Dials are vibrant translucent blue or purple lacquer with a center barleycorn guilloche motif.
Crafted in 18K rose gold, the watches feature gold Breguet-style hour and minute hands and gold Roman numerals. Diamond-adorned versions feature a single row of 60 brilliant-cut diamonds. Powered by Swiss quartz movements, the 5.15mm thin watches are offered with black alligator straps. They are water resistant to 30 meters and feature sapphire crystals. The non-diamond versions retail for $7,800, while the diamond-adorned watches retail for $11,500.