You don’t change a winning team, and in 2014 the joint venture between the American brand and the Richemont Group is presenting extensions of all its existing lines.
The most elegant of them all, the Slim Classique (picture above), shows up in a new size – a 32 mm diameter clearly destined for women who like chic and dainty watches. Complete with a bezel bearing the same guilloché motif as the dial, it is a paragon of understated New York elegance.
Ladies will also love the 867 Diamond Watch that has been given a new gem-setting interpretation. The diamonds now cover the entire finely crafted bracelet and square case of this strongly Art Deco-inspired model. For fans of unusual designs, the Stirrup with its equestrian-style case is appearing in new variations ranging from eminently affordable to delightfully precious. All come in the Petite Stirrup version measuring 23 by 27 mm. A steel model with mother-of-pearl dial is accompanied by a pink gold and black dial version, as well as a full-set Stirrup petite Diamond Link creation.
Men will look to the Sporting line for new models, including the simplest and best-dressed of the newcomers: the Classique Chronometer. Featuring a steel case framing a steel case and fitted with a matching black strap, it might have gone unnoticed in ‘stealth’ mode were it not for its 45 mm diameter. This size has also been adopted by the Sporting Flying Tourbillon for its shotblasted black case. Its extra-large 12 o’clock numeral and the elm burl ring identify it as a model belonging to the Automotive collection, which draws inspiration from certain details of cars belonging to Mr Lauren’s very own private collection.