Ralph Lauren Introduces RL Automotive Tourbillon & Double TourbillonA pair of tourbillon wristwatches with burl wood bezels, inspired by a 1938 Bugatti coupe.
The latest from Ralph Lauren Watch & Jewelry Co., the joint venture between the American apparel maker and Richemont, are a pair of tourbillon wristwatches, including the brand’s first double tourbillon.
With its signature amboyna burl wood bezel, the Ralph Lauren Automotive watches are inspired by the flowing lines and wood-panelled interior of the 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe owned by the eponymous fashion designer who’s also a noted car collector.
The RL Automotive Double Tourbillon is 45mm with a steel case coated black. The dial is a matte black, matched with ivory-tone Super-Luminova on the hands and numerals, a look derived from the instrument panels of the Bugatti.
Identically sized with the same case type and dial size is the RL Automotive Tourbillon that’s equipped with a single tourbillon.
Both are equipped with manually-wound movements produced by Le Cercle des Horlogers, a Le Locle-based builder of complicated movements that also supplies brands like Graham and Corum.
Price and availability
The RL Automotive Tourbillon is priced at US$62,500, while the RL Automotive Double Tourbillon is US$99,000.
Correction January 27, 2017: Movements are made by Le Cercle des Horlogers, and not Création et Développement Horlogers (CDH) as stated earlier.Back to top.