A well-known car enthusiasts, Ralph Lauren as a habit goes back to his classic-car collection when in need of a boost in design ideas. No difference this time, the inspiration to Ralph Lauren’s new tourbillon watch is drawn from his 1938 Type 57SC Bugatti Atlantic Coupe. The Sporting Automotive Flying Tourbillon, part of Ralph Lauren SportiCollectionion will be unveiled at the SIHH 2014 in Geneva.
The 45mm shot-blasted black stainless steel case features an elm burl wood outer dial, an unusual combination in itself. The matt-black inner dial features three levels with large Arabic numerals and stick hour markers in off-white. The flying tourbillon sits at 6 o’clock, supported only at the bottom and appearing as if suspended. Hours and minutes are indicated by two luminescent sword-shaped hands. The beauty of the watch is enhanced by the elegant black alligator strap that provides contrast in texture and color.
Ralph Lauren Sporting Automotive Flying Tourbillon is powered by the exclusive RL167 self-winding movement. Movement carries an operating frequency of 4 Hz and a 40-hour power reserve. The timepiece is water-resistant up to 50m. Visible through sapphire crystal case back, the 28-jewel RL167 caliber has been adorned with vertical Côtes de Genève and off-centered gold-plated micro rotor.
No pricing was announced, can be expected to be in the region above $55,000, as Ralph Lauren Safari RL67 Tourbillon was priced at $55,000,
Source: World Tempus