Filed under: Timepieces / Watches
The watch is just over 5mm thick and inside is a specially made Piaget manually wound mechanical movement that is just 2.1mm thick (40 hours of power reserve). Wow! Look at that size on the wrist. Wafer-thin my friends. The large dial is broad and couldn't be easier to read. Just the hours and minutes told via large Breguet style hands against tasteful Roman numerals. The dial and bezel both feature guilloche machine engravings. Interesting that the bezel also features it, as this was popular "back in the day." But then again, this is the "classique." The strap is thin alligator and comfortable (with a shiny texture to it). Men should opt for the largest size (seen here) and for the ladies there are smaller versions. Really proof that Ralph Lauren and Richemont together can come up with a nice product. Also worth noting is that Ralph Lauren himself is very personally involved in the design and continued refinement and extension of the watch brand - as it is more than just a series of timepieces with his name attached to them.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.
Gallery: Ralph Lauren Classic Slim watch