The Manual Wind: Ralph Lauren Safari Chronometer Camouflage


safcamu7When a fashion house decides to become watchmakers, they truly have carte blanche.  With no obligation to uphold years of brand design standards, and the ability to design with current fashion, brands like Ralph Lauren can create any watch creation they please.  Perfect example of this is the their latest casual timepiece, The Ralph Lauren Safari Chronometer Camouflage.  This name truly embodies the design.

As vintage safari as a new watch can get, this piece takes on the Ralph Lauren lifestyle well.  Black shot-blasted stainless steel encases a swiss automatic movement and camouflage dial.  Large and credible, the numbers on the camo dial are in khaki for a nice contrast while keeping the theme.  Rugged, this piece is capped off with a matching olive green alligator strap.  Not the sportiest of materials, but this watch is clearly about fashion and not function.  A single orange second hand brakes the scheme making for an appropriate accent.  This watch is meant to be large and it is at nearly 45mm in diameter.  Luckily, Ralph Lauren does not leave out any consumer and also has a 39mm version for the ladies.

Ralph Lauren is not yet known for its timepieces.  They have come out with some great designs over the past two years with a helping hand from true movement manufacturers.  Now capable of offering quality and style, This latest piece shows their versatility as a watchmaker.  Match your camouflage loafers to this standout timepiece, the Ralph Lauren Safari Chronometer Camouflage, for under $7,000.