On the dial you have just the time and tourbillon – which is open with a view straight through to your wrist. The movement is thankfully an automatic, which employs a small micro-rotor for the self-winding mechanism. A good thing as I very much dislike manually-wound sport watches. They seem highly counter-intuitive. If you must have a sporty looking tourbillon, there are many options, of which this is one of many. Ralph Lauren may have produced this high-end Safari Tourbillon as a marquee product in order to further develop the Safari collection, which is what we anticipate will happen. Though the tourbillon piece itself will likely remain a niche product given it unique sporty theme with a delicate complication.
Thinking ahead, you can imaging Ralph Lauren removing the tourbillon and replacing it with a subsidiary seconds dial, and perhaps the date… for a more accessible model that is probably $45,000 less as he collection may evolve. I must declare that the vintage style alligator strap is beautiful, and it melds in such a satisfying way with the case color as well as the dial. If Ralph Lauren wants to produce high-end fashionable watches that further the clothing line’s quality aesthetic then I think they are going to have a positive future. They have proven that they can make a good looking timepiece. However, at prices like this with a complication that is new to the still new brand, I think the Ralph Lauren RL67 Safari Tourbillon will remain a niche item compared to the rest of the collection. Price again is $55,000. ralphlaurenwatches.com