Despite only launching its first timepieces back in 2008, Ralph Lauren has always ensured that its models had their eyes on styles from the past; styles that predate the company itself, such as the Deco-inspired 867 series or the Automotive Collection modeled after the dashboard of the eponymous designer’s own ‘38 Bugatti.
As for the Polo series, introduced in 2020, it was intended to provide accessible luxury with affordable prices, albeit with a large version of the brand’s iconic equestrian gracing the dial’s center. Now, Ralph Lauren has debuted its Polo Vintage 67 — named after the year the company was founded — which abstains from the namesake logogram for a genuinely retro aesthetic.
Housing a manual-winding LJP7380 caliber with 90 hours of power reserve, the 40mm stainless steel case features a forced patina. However, you can take one glance at the off-white dial, stylized black Arabic numerals, railroad-style minutes track, and azured seconds subdial and it’s clear that this new Vintage 67 isn’t just inspired by the watches from the ‘20s and ‘30s but aims to look like it was from that era as well.
Equipped with a brown calf strap, the Polo Vintage 67 will be available soon from Ralph Lauren’s website for $2,700.