Square watches are underrated. When it comes to timepieces, it’s very easy to keep a closed mind and assume that anything slightly out of the ordinary shouldn’t count as a classic. But let us tell you this, gentlemen; some of the most stylish watches out there are, in fact, square. A staple of the design of a time pre-WW2, but frequently seen – without good reason – as unstylish. But trust us, the square watch should be on your radar, starting with these.
Baume et Mercier Hampton 10154
With a design inspired by the Art-Deco art period, this intricate yet delicate timepiece says all the right things, no matter what you’re doing or where you’re going. Whether you invest in this piece as a dress watch or an everyday piece, it’s guaranteed to see your outfit out in serious style. Driven by a quartz movement and worn with an elegant black alligator strap, Baume et Mercier have got you covered.
Larsson & Jennings Norse
The trouble with a lot of timepieces is that they are priced out of this world. An investment they may be, but if you want to start somewhere a little more affordable, Larsson & Jennings is the brand for you. The Norse is an elegant, classic shape with a little bit of an edge; it doesn’t take itself too seriously and can up the ante with your outfit in seconds.
NOMOS Glashütte Neomatik
The German brand is well known for stepping things up a notch or two when it comes to their modern designs, and the Neomatik is no exception. The unique shape and design of this timepiece is guaranteed to garner all kinds of attention, and for all of the right reasons. Its automatic movement is equipped with the NOMOS swing system, so it’s functional and stylish to a tee.
The Tank is a true legend in every sense of the word; a piece of art with a long history and an incredibly stylish outlook. Created nearly 100 years ago in 1917, this rare beauty is often rivalled, but never beaten. Whether you’re planning on wearing this classic timepiece everyday, or for special occasions only, you know you’re investing in a truly iconic timepiece that will last you generations and generations.
Tag Heuer Monaco
Slightly more out-there then the rest of the pick, this Tag is the perfect investment piece for now – and will look incredible worn everyday. Any watch fanatic will appreciate that this is one of the must-have piece in anyone’s collection, no matter how big or small. It’s been a true classic since it was first launched at the end of the 1960s and will continue to make men’s wrists stylish for generations to come.