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The inspiration for the new Ralph Lauren RL67 Black Safari Flying Tourbillon (www.ralphlaurenwatches.com) was the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe that is the star of the designer’s famous car collection. The $80,000 timepiece features a dark, shot-blasted case and a black dial framed by a ring of matte elm burl. The wood evokes the Bugatti’s dashboard and trim, and the prominent screw heads on the case and dial resemble the exposed rivets on the car’s body panels. An aperture at 6 o’clock offers a view of the tourbillon carriage, which the complication specialist La Fabrique du Temps made for the brand.  

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