Ralph Lauren is a well-known lover of all things equine. After all, the American style icon and his eponymous brand have done more to the popularity of the Polo shirt than almost any brand on the planet. But the love Ralph Lauren has for horses is nowhere more apparent than in the Stirrup Watch, which is now available in a sleekly blacked-out case.
As you’d probably expect from the Ralph Lauren Stirrup Watch, it does feature the rather specific shape of a stirrup. The sloping curves of the case at 12 o’clock taper to hard 90-degree angles at the bottom of the case, creating an instantly recognisable domed shape. The real kicker that transforms the dome into a stirrup is the strap opening at the top of the case, just like a real piece of riding hardware.
Of course, it’s an unconventional shape for a simple dress watch, but then again, don’t most other dress watches look pretty much the same anyway? Unless you’re a real stickler for detail, it’s almost impossible to tell one circular, two-handed dress watch from the next, making Ralph Lauren’s decision to think outside the box a very clever one.
Arriving on a special black leather strap, the black DLC-coated Ralph Lauren Stirrup Watch is available in four sizes: 36mm, 32mm, 27mm, and 23mm. Such a range of options makes it an appealing unisex choice, with enough variation to see it sit snugly on anyone’s wrist. Complete with a matching black dial and attractively contrasting white Roman numerals, it’s an eye-catching watch that doesn’t scream for attention.
If you’re a regular polo player, the Ralph Lauren Stirrup Watch might be the perfect daily wear. But if you aren’t, it is the perfect timepiece to strap to your wrist for the next Spring Racing Carnival – whenever that might be.