This fall, watches are rewinding to a time of angular lines and deco-inspired dials.
In the Roaring ’20s, when both men’s and women’s wristwatches emerged, a round watch was not the norm. In fact, as more Jazz Age women embraced the concept of wearing a timepiece, they looked for unconventional shapes to show off their savoir-faire. Geometrics were all the rage in the Art Deco era, so square, rectangular, and barrel (or tonneau) shapes were preferred. Almost a century later, women are again coveting unique and unusual pieces that have just the right angles.
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From David Yurman, this new Albion Collection timepiece ($2,100) takes its inspiration from the maker’s jewelry collection of the same name, which features round, full-cut diamonds. The 27mm watch is crafted in stainless steel with a link bracelet. London Jewelers, 2 Main St., East Hampton, 329-3939
This Swiss-made Louis Vuitton Emprise watch ($8,000) is crafted in steel and set with 56 diamonds on the bezel. It is powered by an ETA quartz movement and is water-resistant to 50 meters. Americana Manhasset, 2060 Northern Blvd., 516-365-4766
This Reverso Classic Medium Duetto watch ($10,500) by Jaeger-LeCoultre is powered by an automatic movement with 207 components. It is crafted in stainless steel and has a two-sided dial, with one side in silvered guilloché and the other in black guilloché. London Jewelers, 2 Main St, East Hampton, 631-329-3939
From Hermès, this Swiss-made, quartz-powered H Hour watch ($3,750) is crafted in stainless steel with a gem-set dial. It is accented with a black alligator strap. Americana Manhasset, 2060 Northern Blvd., 516-869-6660
photography by jeff crawford. styling by terry lewis