Ralph Lauren : Invitation au voyage

Sporting World Time 

Movement : mechanical self-winding RL 939 developed by Jaeger-LeCoultre for Ralph Lauren, vertical Côtes de Genève motif and circular-graining Case : satin-brushed steel Diameter : 45 mm Functions : hours, minutes, seconds, date, worldtime, power reserve Dial : deep blue varnished Caseback : sapphire crystal Strap : cobalt blue alligator leather

From New York to Paris, from London to Hong Kong and from Moscow to Tokyo, the Sporting World Time watch by Ralph Lauren is an invitation to travel thanks to a worldtime function – in 24-hour display mode – on a rotating disc. A turn of the crown is enough to select the desired city, and the corresponding time zone appears on a subdial at 6 o’clock, complete with day/night indication. The pointer-type date display is positioned at 2 o’clock, and the 40-hour power-reserve indication at 10 o’clock. The classically styled Sporting World Time comes with a 45 mm-diameter steel case that is water-resistant to 100 metres and fitted with a bezel secured by six functional screws. A deep blue varnished dial with white inscriptions and hands, discreetly enhanced by the red seconds hand, emphasises the classical nature of this creation. It is driven by RL Calibre 939, a mechanical self-winding movement developed by the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre for Ralph Lauren and visible through a sapphire crystal caseback.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

Review overview