Looking for a High-End Watch? Think Square.
Circular watch faces may be the standard, but
The shapes themselves run from slightly curvilinear rectangles with softer corners
Longines Evidenza L2.642.4
The Evidenza collection is inspired by the aesthetic of the '20s, embracing what was then a revolutionary shift in style and now manages to feel both familiar and exciting at once. But while the Art Deco-ish lines are just under a century old, the inspiration for the tonneau shape of the case is even older, dating back to a Longines watch from 1911.
Nomos Glashütte Tetra 406
Situated in the German watchmaking capital of Glashütte, Nomos is a brand that embraces new design
Bell & Ross BR03-92
Inspired by military history and aeronautical instruments, Bell & Ross is a brand that's not afraid to make a bold statement. The BR03-92 is a 42mm steel watch with an automatic movement, and it's just as hard-wearing as it looks.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso 250.8.86 Watch
The Reverso is, quite possibly, the most elegant piece of proof that necessity is the mother of invention. Tasked with making a watch that could withstand the rigors of a polo match, JLC created a design where you could literally reverse the face within the case, flipping it inward to protect it from mallet strikes. You probably don't play polo, but the watch's clean, Art Deco lines and clever design are enough to have transformed it into a classic nonetheless.
Franck Muller Master Banker 2852 MB
Swiss brand Franck Muller is devoted to creating unique, highly complicated watches. Some of them can get a little crazy looking. But the Master Banker, which shows three time zones all controlled by the same crown, hides the impressive engineering inside the case and keeps the look relatively simple.
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