Ralph Lauren Automatic Chronograph watch is tribute to his 1938 Bugatti 57SC Coupe

American fashion mogul Ralph Lauren has moved the elusive Bugatti supercar from garage onto our wrist. The 75-year-old designer is paying tribute to one of his favorite cars, his Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe, with a new Automotive Chronograph watch. Ralph Lauren combines a passion for speed and beauty in this Sporting Collection, incorporating the ingenuity of fine engineering and captivating masculine design.

The racy chronograph model recalls the artful elegance of classic automotive design. The round stainless steel case of the new 45mm watch has six exposed screws on the bezel, just like the ones on the hub that hold the steering wheel of the Bugatti to the column. It features a distinctive outer elm burl wood dial reminiscent of the coveted car’s wooden dashboard and Arabic numerals that emulate those found on its vintage gauges.

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Housed in a polished stainless steel case with a supple calfskin strap, this water-resistant, manual-winding timepiece had a power reserve of up to 45 hours that’s driven by a RL98295 caliber manufacture mechanical movement and features a matte galvanic dial with a printed minute track and a seconds sub-dial.

It is well known that Ralph Lauren is an automotive aficionado with the world’s most enviable car collection. In 2013, the watch brand released its first tourbillion-based timepiece.

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[Via – The-Jewellery-Editor]