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From Idea to Icon:

The Stirrup Collection

When the Stirrup Collection was launched in 2009 in Geneva, it elegantly fused Ralph Lauren’s equestrian heritage with the finest in Swiss watchmaking. Since then, the Stirrup Collection has consistently evolved while staying true to its foundational codes: the unique stirrup-shaped case and a timeless Roman numeral dial. Now introducing the latest iteration of the Stirrup Collection: The Stirrup Rose Gold Full Set Diamonds.

“I wanted to celebrate the grace and beauty of horse riding, an elegant equestrian heritage – but at the same time create something that would be iconic and timeless.” – Ralph Lauren

With the Stirrup Rose Gold Full Set Diamonds, Ralph Lauren opens a new chapter in the story of the making of an icon.

In 2009, Ralph Lauren presented an unprecedented collection of nine watches, each with a stirrup-shaped case and a saddle-inspired leather strap – symbolizing the brand’s equestrian heritage – at the SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie) in Geneva. Depending on case size – 27.7 x 29.3 mm (small), 32.4 x 34.3 mm (medium), and 36.6 x 38.5 mm (large) – and complications (hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph etc.), the watches featured hand-wound and self-winding mechanical movements, developed exclusively for the new brand by such renowned Swiss watch Manufactures as Jaeger-LeCoultre (caliber RL701 for medium models, and RL750 for large models with chronograph) and Piaget (caliber RL430, for small models).

Building on the inaugural series, 2010 saw the introduction of the Medium Stirrup in white gold, featuring a 348-diamond pavé-set case, alongside models in yellow gold. The innovative Stirrup Link in rose gold – with a chunky chain-link bracelet replacing the strap – introduced in 2011 then firmly cemented the brand’s legitimacy at the nexus of Haute Joaillerie and Haute Horlogerie. Link models in rose gold, and steel followed in 2012, broadening the appeal without watering down the image of the icon in the making.

In this spirit, 2014 introduced a new Petite Link (23.3 x 27.0 mm) collection address smaller wrist sizes with styles in stainless steel and red or white gold, with or without diamonds. The Stirrup Petite in steel introduced in 2015 with a saddle brown leather strap presented a slightly smaller case (23.3 x 25.0 mm), creating a new aesthetic, more wristband than wristwatch.

In 2018, Ralph Lauren revisited its straps for the Stirrup Collection. The new interchangeable straps allowed for more possibilities of personalization. The straps featured a metal stud that simplified the process, combining practicality with a new distinctive design element that is truer to the equestrian aesthetic. Size mattered again in 2019 as the Stirrup Collection celebrated its 10th anniversary with an even smaller case (22.5 X 16.8 mm), the discretely conspicuous Stirrup Mini.

In 2021, the brand offered all Stirrup models in a stealthy matte black PVD-coated steel finish. The Black Stirrup collection – in all sizes and all iterations –proved how a ‘classic’ aesthetic can be infused with modernity.

In 2023, Ralph Lauren introduced two models with added radiance. On the Stirrup Petite Link, the jewelry-inspired bracelet is composed of alternating stainless steel links set with a single row of diamonds. The supple chain-link bracelet, set with 84 stones (~0.72 Ct), seamlessly complements the iconic stirrup-shaped case (23.3 x 27 mm) whose bezel is set with 60 diamonds (~0.69 cts). The slightly larger Stirrup Small (27.7 x 29.3 mm) marries an eye-catching diamond-set bezel (60 brilliant-cut stones for a total of .69 cts) with an elegant alligator strap. The sporty elegance of stainless steel and the dazzling extravagance of white diamonds; effortlessly captures the equestrian heritage.


Fifteen years since its debut, the introduction of the “Stirrup Rose Gold Full Set Diamonds” embodies Ralph Lauren’s vision of combining timeless elegance with unparalleled craftsmanship. Adorned with meticulously set diamonds, this exclusive timepiece is limited in availability to ensure its distinguished allure.

Throughout its first decade and a half, the Stirrup Collection has time and again proved a testament to Ralph Lauren’s commitment to design and quality, and has become a symbol of the brand’s enduring legacy in the world of luxury timepieces. In Ralph Lauren’s words: “A watch expresses something personal. It reflects your individuality and taste — from its functionality to its aesthetic.” A decade and a half ago, the Stirrup Collection struck a chord. It continues to resonate…

“The common denominator of all my designs and my passion is the same: timeless elegance, quality and craftsmanship. I aspire to create watches that portray a way of life and authenticity. Like everything else I design, I want them to have character and an enduring sense of style and luxury.” – Ralph Lauren



Launched in 2008, Ralph Lauren Watches and Jewelry combines the highest-quality Swiss-manufacture movements with Ralph Lauren’s most iconic inspirations – from the equestrian elegance of the Stirrup watches to the Safari and Automotive collections. Each collection is distributed through select Ralph Lauren boutiques and the finest independent watch and jewelry retailers worldwide. Ralph Lauren Jewelry includes the signature Ralph Lauren Equestrian, Art Deco, and Chunky Chain collections, handcrafted with the finest materials and techniques.

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