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In a watchmaking world where the round watch is unquestionably the dominant shape on the market, the square or rectangular watch has its followers! Luxury watch brands are not all centered on the queen shape, some of them have chosen to integrate square watches for men and women into their collections, which are enjoying undying success. like the Reverso from Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Tank from Cartier or the Monaco from Tag Heuer.
Because the Apple Watch is not the first square watch to have caused a stir for watch lovers, here is an overview of square or rectangular watches for men and women to know!
The Cartier Tank is undoubtedly the iconic watch of the Cartier house, a square watch designed by Louis Cartier in 1916 and presented in 1917 which is inspired by the combat vehicles used during the First World War.. A square model that since its launch has evolved over the decades with more than a hundred versions for men or women…
The Reverso by Jaeger-LeCoultre is a legendary luxury watch. Presented in 1931, it was designed by the Swiss brand to meet the requirements of British soldiers wishing to play polo without damaging their watch. The reversible dial of this rectangular watch fully fulfills this objective…
Tag Heuer Monaco
In 1969, the Tag Heuer Monaco was the world’s first square chronograph, an automatic watch that had become legendary on the wrist of Steve McQueen which gives him his letters of nobility in the film Le Mans. Designed by Jack Heuer, the Monaco is distinguished by its crown located to the left of the wrist facing the chronograph pushers.
Bell & Ross
The square watch is the Bell & Ross signature. Since its beginnings, the circle within the square has symbolized the style of the French watch brand. Military-inspired, Bell & Ross watches are on-board instruments that can be found on the wrists of many watch lovers and professionals: astronauts, pilots, divers or even deminers looking for a tool to serve their missions.
Chanel Boy Friend
Launched in 2015 by Chanel, the Chanel Boy Friend is a rectangular women’s watch that recalls with its octagonal case the famous Place Vendôme or the legendary Chanel bottle… A relatively minimalist watch that seduces with its simplicity, its lines and its French elegance.
The Cartier Santos is one of Cartier’s iconic watches, a rectangular watch launched in 1904 by Louis Cartier for Franco-Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont ! For more than a century now, the rectangular dial of the Santos has been one of the signs of Cartier elegance…
Baume & Mercier Hampton
From the name of this region located in the northeast of the island of Long Island in the State of New York, the Hampton watch by Baume & Mercier is a classic and urban rectangular men’s watch also available in a women’s version. An elegant Swiss watch like the models presented by the watchmaker since 1830.
Hermès Hour H
The Hermès Heure H watch is a women’s watch with a square dial that was created in 1996. at the instigation of in-house designer Philippe Mouquet, who transforms the letter H into a case. A watch adorned with a double-wrap bracelet to further emphasize the softness of feminine wrists.
Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945
The Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 is a square men’s watch inspired by Art-Deco codes, a model that underlines the aesthetic heritage of the 20th century.. A rectangular case with contemporary lines that offers a real journey into the watchmaking elegance of the past.
Chanel Premiere Rock
La Première Rock by Chanel is a square women’s watch that takes up the octagonal design of Place Vendôme and the stopper of the N°5 bottle.. In 2015, the launch of the Première Rock shakes up the Première collection born in 1987 with its chain that intertwines around the female wrist and invites itself day and night…
Longines Dolce Vita
The Longines DolceVita is a bit of Italian sweetness that meets Swiss precision. This rectangular men’s watch, which also exists in a women’s version, is a hymn to the sweetness of life, a watch of timeless elegance that will charm lovers of square watches.
Frederique Constant Classics Square
With its retro inspiration, the Frédérique Constant Classics Carrée watch takes us back to the 1920s, an era that marked the growing success of watches with a square dial.. A model that immerses us in the memory of sophisticated social evenings, symbols of another era.
Patek Philippe Twenty
The Patek philippe Twenty is a women’s watch with a square dial inspired by Art Deco, a watch with curved lines that perfectly fit the female wrist. A timeless design for a model signed by one of the most renowned luxury watch manufacturers in the world…
Hermès Carré H
Presented for the first time in 2010, the Carré H watch from the Hermès brand is presented in 2018 in a new version which reveals on its anthracite dial a central yellow seconds hand which gives this model an energizing touch of color. A watch that pays a fine tribute to the mythical Hermès silk square…
Although the German watch brand Nomos is not a square watch specialist, one of its collections praises the angles… The Tetra collection, which is actually the square version of the famous Nomos Tangente watch, one of the must-haves of the Glashütte manufacture, presents modern-looking models that put the square-shaped watch back in the spotlight .
The Lip Churchill watch is one of the flagship models of the French watch brand LIP., a rectangular Art Deco-style watch that takes its name from the gift made by the French government to Winston Churchill in 1948, a gold LIP T18 watch. The steel model and quartz movement is a real success, a classic with a vintage look. Sale price: 199 euros.