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Celebratory Mascot Watches

Ralph Lauren Dropped a Polo Bear Watch Series for Its 50th Anniversary

— October 15, 2018 — Fashion
Fashion brand Ralph Lauren introduced a Polo Bear watch capsule in celebration of its 50th anniversary this year. The range of timepieces blend the premium details of the Swiss watchmaking tradition along with the label's signature Polo bear mascot, which is painted by hand onto the dials of every timepiece. The capsule sees four different bears -- each one representing the label's iconic styles. There is the Flag Bear dressed in the famous flag sweater from 1989, the Martini Bear, Preppy Bear,and the Spectator Bear as well.

The dials are detailed with black numeric designs and the label's branding accent at the number nine. The hands are finished in a Breguet style in oxidized black encased in a stainless steel round case. Customizable options are offered with interchangeable straps of either French calfskin, alligator skin or necktie silk twill.
Trend Themes
1. Premium Mascot Collaborations - Opportunity for other fashion brands to collaborate with iconic mascots to create limited-edition timepieces.
2. Hand-painted Watch Dials - Potential for luxury watchmakers to introduce hand-painted designs on their timepiece dials, adding a unique artisanal touch.
3. Customizable Watch Straps - Scope for watch companies to offer customizable options with interchangeable straps made from premium materials, allowing customers to personalize their timepieces.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - Fashion industry can explore collaborations with popular mascots to create unique watch collections, appealing to both fashion and watch enthusiasts.
2. Luxury Watchmaking - Luxury watchmakers can consider incorporating hand-painted designs on their watch dials, elevating their timepieces with artistic craftsmanship and exclusivity.
3. Watch Accessories - Watch accessory companies can capitalize on the trend by offering customizable options for watch straps, providing customers with the ability to personalize their watches.
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