Ralph Lauren is the king of American luxury retail. He has mastered the world of classic style in fashion and continues to create beautiful and wearable things. It is no different with the brand’s timepieces. Ralph has been producing watches since 2008 and has produced iconic collections, such as the Stirrup, Automotive, and 867 Collection. And now, Ralph Lauren has released the 888 Collection, the first round watch designed exclusively for women.
Named for the women’s flagship store located at 888 Madison Avenue in Manhattan, the watches in the 888 Collection feature a slim, round case, and are available in either rose gold or stainless steel and in 32 mm or 38 mm. Additionally, there is a 32 mm rose-gold version that is set with diamonds and has a rose-cut diamond crown (and just for fun, the plain rose-gold version has a rose-cut amethyst on the crown).
The watches, powered by Swiss-made quartz movement, feature a gorgeous white dial with Roman numerals at the quarter hours and Arabic numerals for the remaining hours. Overall, it’s a fresh look for a ladies’ watch that isn’t too over the top or ostentatious â and the interchangeable straps are a very cool touch. With an easy-to-use pull-and-release lug, you can quickly and easily change your strap with no damage to the lugs or case. There are 44 strap options from fuchsia alligator to subdued navy. The watch is also available with a bracelet.
Pricing starts at $1,990 with the stainless-steel 32 mm, and these watches will be available in June. For more information visit the Ralph Lauren website.