SIHH 2012: Ralph Lauren Slim Classique
by Kyle Stults on December 30, 2011
Pinit

For 2012, Ralph Lauren will present two new interpretations in its Slim Classique collection, featuring the luxuriously embellished cases – a 1- and 2-row diamond set-case will be offered.  As with models of prior years, both versions feature traditionally crafted silver opaline dials, with domed and strongly defined black Roman and Arabic numerals. Presented in 18k white gold, these models are fitted on a black alligator strap and matching white gold pin buckle, and both are executed in the resolutely classic 27.5mm width, respecting the traditional dimensions of an iconic dress watch.  As with the other Slim Classique collection models these new pieces are powered by an ultra-flat (2.1mm thin) hand-winding movement crafted by Piaget for Ralph Lauren.  As for me, while I am in general a fan of the Art Deco-inspired square Slim Classique pieces, these new diamond-enhanced models are a bit too luxurious for my tastes.

Ralph Lauren Slim Classique

27.5mm x 27.5mm white gold case (5.75mm thick), manual-wind movement by Piaget