fun fact about Ralph Lauren Watches you may not know

Not sure if people know about them, but they are pretty cool. I am thinking about picking one up in the future.

Ralph Lauren is a massive watch geek, and wanted to start selling high-end luxury watches under his line. So he went out to the Richemont Group to make them for him. This means his watches were made by brands like JLC, IWC, and Piaget.

In the end, they were not a commercial success, because the Ralph Lauren brand is lower-mid luxury, and no one wanted a high-end luxury watch with his name on it.

What that means, is you can get a fairly modern watch with a Jaeger-LeCoultre chronograph movement in it, for $2,300. 

Or the same movement that's in an IWC Portuguese for $3,100

The only downside, is they are from the 2015 era, so are a bit on the large side, but I have big wrists, so not really an issue for me.

I am on the waiting list for a Rolex, but if my name is not called in the next 6 months, I am going to pull the trigger on one of these bad boys :)

Ralph Lauren Sporting Chronograph 45mm Black Pvd Stell Limited... for $2,299 for sale from a Seller on Chrono24

Ralph Lauren ラルフローレン スポーティング クラシック 45mm RLR0220700 手巻 SS ランクA... for $3,095 for sale from a Seller on Chrono24

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Of the two, I prefer the second one. It a beauty in my opinion. I had heard that some of the RL watches had JLC movements but not IWC also. The pvd watch looks cool also but it would be the second one for me. 

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Yea, of the two, that’s the one I would get as well, I think the case matches the size of the movement better as well.

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I did not know that - the trick remains to be seen if I can try and find one of these at a massively undervalued price on my travels.  

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Beautiful movement in the second watch but I don't want a watch with Ralph Lauren printed on the dial. 

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jason_recliner

Beautiful movement in the second watch but I don't want a watch with Ralph Lauren printed on the dial. 

Yea, why they are such a good deal. You are not alone :)

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Very interesting - thanks for sharing.