It has been suggested that the new popular luxury Ralph Lauren watch brand isn't as original as they claim - "borrowing" lots of influence from Hermes
. This is probably true to an extent, with Hermes being one of the first luxury equestrian themed watches - not necessarily the novel looking Ralph Lauren Stirrup watch collection. The Hermes Arceau collection has had a bit of a stirrup look in it for a while. The newest piece to enter into the collection is this new Arceau Skeleton watch that will be unveiled soon. The timepiece uses the 41mm wide Arceau steel case, with a highly skeletonized and perlage decorated Vaucher H1 automatic movement inside. Really cool is the automatic rotor that has been skeletonized in a manner to portray the Hermes logo.
There are two version of the watch - either with a black or brown dial. The dial is really just the chapter ring with the curved, cursive numerals and the matching colored alligator strap. Functions include just the time, but done so nicely with blued steel hands over the highly attractive skeletonized movement that serves as most of the dial. Having the hour indicators on the flange helps in making the watch actually readable. A nice watch by the high-end fashion and luxury item brand - available soon. My choice is the brown version to match the brand's brown and orange signature tones.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review