The Ralph Lauren Safari RL67 Tourbillon is a fashionable luxury watch that is part of a extremely hot collection. Inspired by the adventurous nature of a safari, the designer has apparel and timepieces featuring the new material combinations. From vintage gunmetal finish, featuring leather and canvas accents to the stunning safari colors the collection is using state of the art production techniques, with the high standard of excellence the world has come to expect from the fashion icon.
The special galvanic process used on the metals in the timepiece collection, was also used in the expanded eye wear collection as well. Certainly there was not a need that drove this special collection for the designer, it is simply one that is fitting for style and status. Luxury timepieces are designed with a specific customer in mind, and this collection as others in the high-end watch range are targeted for a certain demographic.
The movement for this piece was produced by La Fabrique du Temps in Geneva, a well-respected quality movement maker. The Ralph Lauren Safari RL67 Tourbillon like most other timepieces from the brand was never about creating their own movement, as they continue to borrow that talent from existing houses, like Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget, and others. It is about creating a collection that reflects the continued vision the fashion house presents.
The brand is known world wide for their vintage sport look, this collection personifies that and keeps the alignment across all pieces of this collection. The dial is quite simple with the time and tourbillon, and a view that is straight through to the wrist. The automatic movement allows for a small micro-rotor for the self-winding mechanism, and is very helpful with a sport watch. There could be further development of this collection at a later date if the evolution continues.
Perhaps the Ralph Lauren Safari RL67 Tourbillon will lend itself to a model that showcases a seconds dial, and maybe a date, with a more accessible price range. The alligator strap is very elegant on the timepiece and is a perfect match for the case color and dial. As the brand produces these high-end fashion watches to blend with the clothing line there could be some very exciting pieces on the horizon.
Anyone with a love for the brand and a high fashion sense would definitely want to add the piece from the collection, and keep an eye out for some of the up and coming collections to see what else the icon has in store for the watch industry.