TONNEAU & SQUARE SHAPE WATCHES
A TRANSITION FROM THE ROUNDED CASE
For many years, the pocket watch reigned supreme in the world of timekeeping. Then, for practical reasons, the watch migrated from the waistcoat pocket onto the wrist. The wish to be quickly apprised of the time was part of a long process – an evolution, one could say. The same is true for the gradual transition from rounded to moulded cases at the turn of the century.
Over time the perfectly circular shape has been stretched into ovals or carage and then modified into barrels and square/ rectangular. The tonneau (French for barrel) shape was most likely the point of transition from rounded to square / rectangular watches.
The DAVOSA Evo 1908 series offers a snapshot of this fascinating transition phase. With reminiscence of the past, the highly polished stainless steel case with fine satined details of the DAVOSA Evo 1908 displays conspicuous curves as a reference to the pocket watch and has the hours and minutes displayed separately from the seconds. Despite all these recollections, the remaining features of the DAVOSA Evo 1908 prove that it is a modern, exclusive timepiece.
The Swiss SW260 movement is an unusual variation of the 3-hand automatic with date display. On the classic guilloché pattern dial design, the striking Arabic figures, indices and the date at 3 o’clock are easily readable at a glance. The back of the 12 mm-high case is screwed down fourfold and is water resistant to 50 m (5 ATM). Moreover, the Vintage leather straps with a pin buckle are all one of a kind: the leather is individually selected and colour-coordinated to suit each dial version.
If you’re looking for a watch that will set you apart, this shape has all the right angles. Avid fans of classic sports cars and watches will find a lot to love about the TAG Heuer Monaco watch models.
Like the race and city it’s named for, the Monaco is the epitome of elegance and prestige with a vintage flair. The world’s first automatic chronograph became legendary after Steve McQueen sported it in the classic 1970 Hollywood racing film “Le Mans.”
The Monaco has been disruptive and bold in design and function since its launch thanks to its iconic square waterproof case. These modern classic with square chronographs makes a strong and fierce statement in a league of its own. With a blue dial as boldly cool as the original, the TAG Heuer Monaco adds a fresh and contemporary update of this unforgettable timepiece.
For the ladies, this one is definitely for you. Sober without being boring, this exquisite piece from the Ernest Borel Romance collection soften the perfect square with a slight arc.
The Romance Collection is a perfect example of the legendary 161 year history of Ernest Borel watches. Moreover, the Romance Collection has made a breakthrough by combining geometric art with fashion ideas in a perfect way to continue delivering intrinsic value. Romance Collection blends masculine with feminine, giving a new connotation to romance and elegance.
The polished bezel presents a smooth glossy look, casing a gorgeous dial adorned by a unique pattern with a date display at the 6 o’clock. The carved mother-of-pearl endows the dial with a gentle glow, while the 6 sparkling diamonds set on the heart-shaped indices adds a touch of glamour to the watch.