Ralph Lauren watches reflects the designer’s individuality and taste, and like him, they never go out of style. It represents a passion, a desire, and a dream. One such passion is his love for adventure as is evident from his RL67 Safari collection. According to the man himself “The romance of safari is a dream that I have returned to many times. It is an adventure, a world of refinement set against a rugged and powerful landscape.”
We first saw the Safari chronometer in 2013 when he launched the RL67 Safari Chronometer watch in both 45mm and 39mm case sizes. Rugged in design yet elegant, the durable blackened “aged” steel case holds an azuré anthracite dial finished with a matte varnish and finished with a faded olive green canvas strap that pays tribute to the visual accents of an explorer’s shoulder bag.
In February 2017, Ralph Lauren introduced two new models of the RL67 Safari collection in a larger 50mm size, which is one the largest in the market The RL67 Safari Chronometer comes in two options – the Safari Grand Date 50mm Camo Dial and the Safari Grand Date 50mm Black Dial.
The azure varnished camo dial timepiece much alike the original one features an “aged” steel case and showcases a dark olive green alligator strap. The Camouflage pattern is an extension of Ralph Lauren’s well-known ability to combine elegance and fashion with utility. This water-resistant chronograph is powered by the RL3105 self-winding chronometer movement with a power reserve of 42 hours. Being Ralph Lauren each movement is certified by the COSC, the independent Swiss testing center that adheres to rigorous standards to ensure the reliability and standards of watches.
The Safari Grand Date 50mm black dial model complements its “aged” steel case and azure matte-varnished anthracite dial with a “weathered” olive green canvas strap. Like its predecessor, the classic olive green strap pays tribute to an explorer’s shoulder bag and conveys the authentic spirit of safari.
Reading the dial is a breeze for both models with its large numbers and hour and minute hands are treated with black Super-LumiNova, which glows in the dark. An additional selection of canvas straps is available separately, including blue, black and faded versions known as “watered down” – all lined with leather. Ralph Lauren himself carefully selected the colors, each reminiscent of the spirit of safari and adventure. Not many know that when Ralph Lauren started out as a designer, he always dreamed of going to Africa. He says. “Safari is about living the life you want and pushing yourself beyond your limitations. It’s the dream of experiencing the wild and seeing the farthest reaches of the world.”
The RL67 Safari collection makes for the perfect couple safari watch. You can embark on your ‘Out of Africa’ experience with the handsome, rugged RL67 Safari Chronometer men’s 50mm watch while your partner adorns the RL67 Safari Chronometer 39mm watch. Decked out in a khaki shirt and cargo trousers and this chronometer, you will blend in perfectly with the foliage of the African savannah. Kitted to perfection with its rugged looks and precision mechanical engine, this is the ideal travel companion for your adventurous soul and one that will never go out of style.
I partnered with the brand to write this article but the opinions expressed herewith are mine.