Beautiful Bugatti Inspired Skeleton Watch From Ralph Lauren
Timepieces and automobiles go together like milk & cookies, especially if those milk and cookies could go 0-60mph in 3 seconds flat. Designer Ralph Lauren has a versed collection of both classic cars and classy timekeepers. The Ralph Lauren RL Automotive Skeleton Watch is the latest in a series of truly stunning luxury watches, a collection inspired by some of the finest automobiles ever built. For this design, they chose a tribute to the designer’s most prized collector’s item, the 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe.
Beyond Ralph Lauren’s work as a visionary in fashion, the designer has maintained a remarkable collection of automotive artifacts. From the aforementioned Bugatti Type 57SC, which itself is worth about $40 million, to various Ferraris and Lamborghinis from different periods in automotive history. It was only a matter of time before Lauren’s passion for antique automobiles informed his work as a designer, and watchmaking became an obvious point of parallel. The RL Automotive Skeleton Watch celebrates a level of craftsmanship that has been lost by including elements like the ring of Amboyna burl wood that encircles the display, commonly used in the instrument panels of luxury vehicles in the 1930s. This model watch is expected to be available soon for a rumored price of $35,000.
See more at TheCoolist.