Ralph Lauren Polo Bear Ralph & Ricky Bear Watch

written by YWH team 17 April 2023
Ralph Lauren Polo Bear Ralph & Ricky Bear Watch reference 646244

Quick specs Ralph Lauren Polo Bear Ralph & Ricky Bear Watch
Price: € 1.600 | CHF 1’450 | $ 1,500 | £ 1,400
Size: 38 mm
Reference: 646244

Naming a watch is difficult, but this is the Ralph Lauren Polo Bear Ralph & Ricky Bear Watch. It must have something to do with bears. Which is correct because fashion guru and car collector Ralph Lauren got its inspiration by his successful marriage life with his wife Ricky. The two bears, while holding each other’s hands, symbolize Ralph and Ricky Lauren. And the image is influenced by a photograph captivated in 1996 where the couple walked together on their estate in Bedford, New York, hand in hand. Now that is true romance.

This love watch is housed in a 38-millimeter stainless steel case with an off-white dial displaying large 3D-printed Ralph & Ricky bears in the middle. The numerals and markers have a clean and minimalistic design, but what stands out is the crown. It is at the 2 o’clock position, which is rather unusual, but gives the watch something extra special. The crown is topped with the famous RL Pony logo. On the case back there is a simple Ralph & Ricky engravement.

Where does the bear from the Ralph Lauren Polo Bear Ralph & Ricky Bear Watch comes from?

Let’s go back to the bear for a while. The history of the bear all started out when in 1990, on Ralph Lauren’s birthday, he received a teddy bear done up in traditional Polo clothing. This gave him the idea to sell teddy bears with RL clothes in his stores. You’re a business man or you’re not, right? The bear becomes famous in 1991 when they start clothing it with sweaters, tees, hats, ties, and denim jackets. Only in 2009 the brand starts with the bear on watches as well.

This Ralph Lauren Polo Bear Ralph & Ricky Bear watch is powered by an automatic RL200 caliber which is based on the renewed Sellita SW 200-1. It has hours, minutes, central seconds and beats at a frequency of 28,800 per hour. The power reserve is 38 hours.

More bears, with other clothes on other watch models, are available. We know grown-up people would not wear it, but don’t take it too serious. Ralph Lauren can play around with products like these because you still buy his polos. And it can be cool to wear a watch like this. Very, very occasionally…

Ralph Lauren Polo Bear Ralph & Ricky Bear Watch side
Technical data Ralph Lauren Polo Bear Ralph & Ricky Bear Watch
Ralph Lauren caliber RL200 (base Sellita SW 200-1) | Automatic | Diameter: 25.6 mm (11½ lignes) | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 26 | Hours, minutes, central seconds | Power reserve: 38 hours
Case and dial:
38 mm | Stainless steel | Thickness: 9.9 mm | Curved sapphire crystal with internal AR treatment | Off-white lacquered dial | Black Arabic numerals and minute track | Red lacquered hour and minute hands | Black lacquered seconds hand | 3D-printed Ralph & Ricky bears | Crown at 2 o’clock with Pony logo| Case back engraving Ralph & Ricky | Water resistance: 5 ATM / 5 bar / 50 meters / 165 feet
Interchangeable navy blue calfskin strap | Polished stainless steel pin buckle
Price Ralph Lauren Polo Bear Ralph & Ricky Bear Watch:
€ 1.600 | CHF 1’450 | $ 1,500 | £ 1,400

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