While chronographs with minute and second hands now represent the “automotive style watch,” Ralph Lauren offers a more elegant option. Back in the 1930s, opening the hood of a car allowed a view of the engine, carburetor and valves in action. Watches, too, once commonly featured a clear back casing that allowed you to admire their engineering in motion. These timepieces are as beautiful on the usually-hidden-from-sight side as they are when viewed traditionally to see the time. When it comes to the 45mm Steel, the clear sapphire case allows full view of an 18,000 vibration-per-hour mechanical movement. Clearly inspired by the dashboard and gauges on Lauren’s Bugatti, the dial is framed by a Amboya burled wood bezel, highlighted by a flat-black dial and Arabic numerals finished in Super-LumiNova for easy, low-light visibility. A stainless steel case provides protection for the delicate inner workings while an alligator strap keeps it secured to your wrist; RalphLauren.com.
From local dishes to haute cuisine with Caribbean island flair, the British Virgin Island’s culinary scene is as diverse as the islands themselves. There’s no better time to indulge your palate than during the simply scrumptious BVI Food Fête.
Within your wardrobe are the secrets to not only looking good but feeling great. Often referred to as “Dopamine Dressing,” how you dress can be an antidote to dark days. Certain colors can boost your mood, as can donning an outfit that has positive emotional significance. Herewith: The experts weigh in.