Ralph Lauren Three new Polo Bear watches
Ralph Lauren celebrates the new Polo Bear Watch Collection by drawing on the storied history of three iconic bears, each representing a different facet of the designer’s own signature style.
The Polo Bear debuted in 1991 as 200 limited-edition bears produced by Steiff, the famed German toy manufacturer, and dressed in miniaturized Polo Ralph Lauren apparel. In the years since, this stylish bear has appeared as embroidery, prints, and patches on a variety of items, from neckties to sweaters.
Last September, Ralph Lauren unveiled The Kicker Bear Watch Capsule Collection featuring Ralph Lauren's mascot playing a game of rugby in countries around the world.
Today, the three new Polo bear watches come in a stainless steel round case measuring 42mm by 10.7mm. They are powered by an automatic, Swiss-made Caliber RL200 movement running at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and delivering an approximate 38-hour power reserve. The vertical Côtes de Genève stripes and circular graining finishing can be seen through the exhibition case back.
Bedford Bear captures the elegance of Ralph Lauren’s English-inspired manor in New York State, where tweed sport coats and riding jodhpurs are perfectly at home. "I was going to live in England, but then I bought Bedford and turned it into my vision of England—but filled with American energy." The watch is offered with two strap options in tartan silk or tan leather.
Bedford Bear © Ralph Lauren
Denim Flag Bear
Ralph Lauren’s denim heritage draws on his love for the authenticity of well-worn workshirts and utility jackets. “They seemed to have already lived—they had a history, a truth about them.” He notably wore a denim jacket with jeans and the Polo flag sweater in a 1989 advertisement photographed at his Colorado ranch, a direct inspiration for this bear watch, which is available with distressed denim or leather straps.
Denim Flag Bear © Ralph Lauren
"I have always loved contradiction, blending a tuxedo jacket with a pair of jeans and boots.” Ralph Lauren’s distinct combination of a double-breasted dinner jacket with denim and steel-tipped boots—a look he has reinterpreted for formal occasions across decades of his career, most recently for his 50th Anniversary celebration in New York City—is embodied in the style of Tuxedo Bear. The watch is completed with a black alligator strap.
Tuxedo Bear © Ralph Lauren
Ever since the Ralph Lauren brand was founded, it has been synonymous with elegance, refinement and timelessness – and the same values are present in the brand’s timepieces.Find out more >
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