Ralph Lauren Goes Retro With Polo Vintage 67 Watch
Art Deco styling, an aged steel case and an optional bund strap channel 1920s timekeeping.
Ralph Lauren‘s new Polo Vintage 67 may be named for the fashion label’s founding year, but this latest addition to the Polo collection of watches looks like it time-hopped from the 1920s.
The nostalgia-inspiring model sports a hefty 40mm cushion-shaped case with a patina of aged steel. The onion crown clearly takes cues from Art Deco styling, while the box sapphire crystal peaks out above the case instead of sitting flush.
Monochrome points to more decidedly retro details in the opaline silver dial, which features Arabic numerals, a railroad-style minute track and black lacquered hands.
The caseback, surrounded by a steel bezel engraved with “Ralph Lauren,” stylized “Vintage 67” text and its water resistance of 5 ATM, offers a look at the La Joux-Perret (LJP 7380) calibre componentry. The premium manually-wound movement runs with a 90-hour power reserve on two barrels.
Aside from the movement, the only other obviously modern design element is the easy-clip spring bar system, which allows for interchange between black or brown calfskin straps or a classic, skin-protecting bund strap.
The Ralph Lauren Polo Vintage 67 is expected to retail for just under $2,500 when it arrives soon online.