Introduced in 2009 as a natural extension of Ralph Lauren’s refined equestrian heritage, the Stirrup collection, with its bold stirrup-shaped case coupled with high-quality Swiss movements, instantly became one of Ralph Lauren’s most recognizable icons. The collection reflects the American designer’s philosophy to the core: “The watches I’ve been drawn to represent a passion for design and a respect for tradition and craftsmanship. A watch also represents something personal. It reflects your individuality and taste – from its functionality to its aesthetic.”
The Stirrup Large Chronograph for men brings together the warm luster of a rose gold case with the multiple timing functions of a chronograph. The chronograph pushers and counters have been harmoniously integrated to create a watch that fuses a sporty temperament with classic good looks.
The polished rose gold case frames the off-white lacquered dial, with its large black Roman numerals, railroad-style minute track and small seconds counter at 6 o’clock. The black oxidized sword-shaped hour and minute hands are complemented by the central chronograph hand that tracks the passing seconds. Recording elapsed times, the 30-minute chronograph counter situated at 3 o’clock and the 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock offer precision readings thanks to the impeccable Swiss movement that drives this watch.
Inside the iconic stirrup-shaped case is caliber RL750, a self-winding movement made exclusively for Ralph Lauren by the prestigious Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre. Keeping the hours, minutes, small seconds and chronograph functions in perfect synchronization, the sophisticated column-wheel movement is backed by a robust power reserve of 48 hours. The timepiece is presented on a black alligator strap with a rose gold folding clasp and a hypoallergenic and water-resistant black Alsavel lining for additional comfort. A detail that equestrian fans will appreciate is the small black leather flap that attaches the top of the watchcase to the strap, emulating the stirrup leather of a rider’s saddle.
The utmost in luxury, nearly every surface of the high jewelry Stirrup Petite Diamond Link timepiece has been covered with a mantle of 2,017 shimmering white diamonds. The level of craftsmanship required to achieve this mesmerizing full pavé diamond setting on the case, bracelet and crown – with a total weight of 20.35 carats – is extraordinary and reflects Ralph Lauren’s approach to designing women’s watches: “A watch for a woman is a piece of jewelry; it’s an heirloom.”
With a more graceful profile, the 18K white gold case measures a delicate 23.30 x 27mm. The off-white lacquered dial provides an elegant canvas for the classic Roman numerals and sword- shaped hour and minute hands. The Swiss manufacture quartz movement – RL057 – is decorated with vertical Côtes de Genève stripes and ensures unrivaled accuracy and carefree maintenance.
For the ultimate touch of sophisticated glamour, Ralph Lauren presents beautifully crafted pieces from the Chunky Chain fine jewelry collection. In 18K rose or white gold, this collection offers bracelets in varying widths, with links in an array of shapes and a choice of diamonds for highly versatile, personalized combinations. The Chunky 3-Chain Bracelet unites three styles of chains for a rich and dramatic effect. The collection also features an ID bracelet with a double chain of rose gold links and the possibility of having your name in diamonds. Chain-link rings are offered in polished white or rose gold, with a choice of glistening pavé diamonds or vibrant gemstones set in the center of the ring.