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Ralph Lauren Sporting World Time Watch

by Jonathan Fairfield
18 July, 2013
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Jonathan lives and works in Thailand as a writer and English Teacher. He is fanatical about football which makes it all the more strange that he should support Stockport County. In addition to watches, Jonathan has a passion for fitness and nutrition and writes for a blog on the subject.

Ralph Lauren Sporting World Time Watch

The Ralph Lauren Sporting World Time watch could be the perfect travel companion for a global jet-setter. The watch is both elegant and stylish and with its JLC manufacture movement is much more than a mere fashion watch.

Taking a look at the functions on the dial, the watch features an engraved disc which displays the world’s 24 different timezones and is able to display local time and a second timezone simultaneously by selecting a city from the disc. The watch also has a day/night indicator located in the sub dial (2nd time zone) just above 6 o’clock. This function is operated using the crown at 10 o’clock.

The dial also includes a power reserve indicator between 9 and 11 o’clock, which sits opposite the calendar between 2 and 3 o’clock.

The deep blue lacquered dial is brought to life with white Roman numeral hour markers which are housed inside a railroad style minute track. Silver Breguet style hands indicate the hours and minutes whilst the bright red seconds hand certainly catches the eye.

The dial is then protected by a convex sapphire crystal which has undergone anti-reflective treatment on both sides. There is also a sapphire crystal on the case back which is secured by 6 screws.

The driving force behind the Sporting World Time watch is a Calibre RL939 mechanical self winding movement developed by Jaeger-LeCoultre, which consists of 305 individual parts and is decorated with 34 jewels. The mechanism beats at 28,800vph and provides a power reserve of 40 hours. From $9,500.00

Specifications

Movement: Calibre RL939, self winding mechanical movement, 28,800vph, 40hr power reserve

Case: Stainless steel measuring 44.80mm diameter with a thickness of 11.50mm. Convex sapphire crystal with external and internal anti-reflective sapphire coating. Sapphire crystal caseback.

Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds. Dual time complication with city disc and second time zone display. Day/night, date and power reserve indicators.

Strap: Blue alligator leather strap with pin buckle.

Water resistant to 100 metres.

 

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Jonathan lives and works in Thailand as a writer and English Teacher. He is fanatical about football which makes it all the more strange that he should support Stockport County. In addition to watches, Jonathan has a passion for fitness and nutrition and writes for a blog on the subject.

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