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Ralph Lauren RL 67 Safari Chronometer

by Philip Kaspar
1 August, 2013
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Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

Ralph Lauren RL 67 Safari Chronometer

Ralph Lauren first introduced a safari themed fashion collection in 1984. Now, three new models have been introduced to the Ralph Lauren Safari RL67 Safari timepiece collection:  the RL 67 Safari Tourbillon,  the RL 67 Safari Automotive, and the RL 67 Safari Chronometer.

The RL67 Chronometer posesses a vintage look and is distinguished by a dial with cream-coloured Arabic numerals, boldly sized at 6 and 12 o’clock, and an orange seconds hand.

With a 45mm diameter case, this new timepiece, equipped with the Movement RL300-1-COSC-certified chronometer, features an aged steel case made possible by a technical treatment that transforms the blackened steel into a sublime patina. The watch is finished with the collection’s signature faded olive canvas strap.

At US$3,250, though, Ralph Lauren enters IWC, Longines or Omega Speedmaster territory, so it might be worth going on your own watch safari before settling on it.

Specifications

Ralph Lauren RL 67 Safari Chronometer soldier

Movement:  Mechanical movement
COSC-certified chronometer
Self-winding
Calibre:    RL300-1
Power reserve :    ~42 hours
Frequency:   28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)
Decor :  Vertical Côtes de Genève and perlage (circular graining)
Functions:  Hours, minutes, seconds
Case:  Black “aged” stainless steel
Diameter:  44.80 mm: Thickness: 11.20 mm
Crystal:  Convex sapphire, internal colorless anti-reflective treatment
Back:  Secured with 6 screws
Water resistance:  10 bar (~100 m)
Screwed Crown: Black “aged” stainless steel with RL initials logo
Dial Colour :  Azure anthracite, matte varnished
Beige luminescent substance Arabic numbers, printed
Hands: Hour, minute: Sword-shaped hands; Shiny black oxidized with beige luminescent substance
Second:  Baton hand, Shiny orange, varnished
Strap: Olive green “weathered” canvas, black leather lining
Buckle: Black “aged” stainless steel pin buckle

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Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

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