Andy Warhol’s interest in watches and jewelry further unfolds. I was recently reading an interview on Hodinkee where Benjamin Clymer interviewed Ralph Lauren about his watch collection.
Ralph Lauren has a tremendous collection of Panerai, IWC, Cartier amongst other brands of watches.
There was a particular questions that Benjamin Clymer asked Ralph Lauren “Can you tell me about how you began to acquire your collection of Cartier watches?”
Ralph Lauren’s response was “This one has an interesting story [picking up a large 1930s Tank Cintree in yellow gold]. I was at an auction of Andy Warhol’s watches, and I saw this great gold cuff on one of his watches. The watch itself was junk – I don’t even know what I did with it – but this cuff was amazing. So I took it to Cartier and had it sized to my wrist, and put it on this Cintrée. I love the way it looks, and this is a watch you see me wearing a lot.”
This was an interesting interview. This particular interview got me more interested because of my fascination with Andy Warhol and watches. Those of you who like Ralph Lauren and want to read about his watch collection further, click here
Please look out in the next few weeks on a very interesting interview I did with Andy Warhol’s nephew on his uncle and his watch collection!