Watch Seduction

This Fall, Art Deco Watches Reign Supreme

Art Deco styled watches; Photo: Jeff Crawford, Niche Media

Art Deco styled watches; Photo: Jeff Crawford, Niche Media

In the Roaring Twenties, when wristwatches first became popular, round watch cases weren’t the norm. During that decade, Art Deco reigned supreme and design was all about geometrics, so the era’s style set gravitated toward jewelry in sync with the prevailing aesthetic. Not surprisingly, angular watch shapes—square, rectangular, and barrel—became the dernier cri. Nearly a century later, today’s women are again coveting timepieces that are crafted with all the right angles.

In this Niche Media photo: Ulysse Nardin Caprice 18k rose gold watch ($22,800), self-winding movement. The tonneau-shaped case has 60 diamonds and features a motherof- pearl dial.  Corum Miss Golden Bridge 18-k rose gold ($41,200) set with 90 diamonds. The sapphire case offers a 360-degree view of the extraordinary Golden Bridge movement. Vacheron Constantin 18k pink gold Harmony Chronograph ($65,000)  set with 84 diamonds. The manual-wind movement, visible through a transparent sapphire caseback, offers 48 hours of power reserve. Hermès Swiss-made quartz H Hour watch ($2,725) in gold-plated stainless steel with a gold Epsom strap.

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