While we are used to seeing watches in circular forms, those who are acquainted with the world of watchmaking would know that watches also exist in various other designs like oval, square, and tonneau. However, one unconventional design that has attracted the attention of many is the rectangular watch. This style of watch appeals to those who prefer something more than the ordinary.
There may not be a lot of choices, but we’ve put together our top picks that deserve a spot in your watch collection. From the Cartier Tank Américaine to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Monoface, here are six of our favourite rectangular watches.
The Longines DolceVita has been the staple of the brand’s women’s range since it first launched in 1997. Inspired by the ‘Dolce Vita’—the sweetness of life—the classic timepiece sits in a case set with 46 Top Wesselton IF-VVS diamonds, with a silver ‘flinque’ dial accented by blued steel hands for added elegance. There are up to six different styles of bracelets to pick from, but our favourites have to be the ones with subtle double straps in leather and the polished steel band.
If you’ve come across the Oris Rectangular before, good news—it’s back in the spotlight with fresh dimensions, dial design, and leather strap alternatives to suit every season. The dials, in particular, are significantly influenced by the Art Deco style, with sword-shaped hands and a date window at 6 o’clock embellishing the layout. On top of this, the Swiss-made watch is driven by Oris Calibre 561 which is visible via the case back and boasts a power reserve of up to 38 hours.
Frederique Constant Carree Automatic
Frederique Constant knows how to strike the right notes when it comes to making high-quality timepieces accessible