Art Deco was arguably the most iconic style and cultural movement of the past century. Starting in the 1920s from architecture to design, Art Deco was a period in time that defined many of the things we touch every day. Furniture, appliances, cars, and yes, watches were all inspired by the era.
Originally manufactured in square cases to match the shape of leather wrist straps and distinguish them from pocket watches, manufacturers of the 1920s took special notice of the design and it quickly became the must-have timepiece of the time. In our opinion, all brands should have a square or rectangular dress watch in their arsenal. Not all brands have the gravitas to embody the spirit of Art Deco, but Frederique Constant does it brilliantly with the NEW Classic Carrée Automatic.