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Trends to Watch: Art Deco

Characterised by clean lines and geometric shapes, Art Deco is a style from the 1920s and 1930s. The style is most notably used in household objects and architecture, but today we are seeing a shift. Art Deco watches are becoming increasingly popular; especially for young women who want to add a touch of elegance to their style. With timeless yet unique designs, it’s no wonder this design style is trending again. Whether you are looking for a watch with a stylised case or a bold geometric pattern, keep reading for our guide on ‘Trends to Watch: Art Deco’.

What is Art Deco?

Art Deco is a popular design style characterised by sleek geometric or stylised forms and by the use of man-made materials. With its easy to recognise aesthetic and iconic style, Art Deco is commonly seen in the fields of architecture, interior and fashion design.

Although originating in France during the mid-to-late 1910s, the style did not fully develop until the 1930s. However when it did, it influenced architecture and culture as a whole. Art Deco design represented modernism turned into fashion. Its products included both individually crafted luxury items and mass-produced wares. But, in either case, the intention was to create anti-traditional elegance that symbolised wealth and sophistication.

Although the style went out of fashion during World War II, the late 1960s saw a renewed interest in the design. Even today, in the 21st Century, Art Deco continues to be a source of inspiration for many architects and fashion designers alike.

‘Trends to Watch: Art Deco’ Our Top 5 Recommendations

Herbelin Art Deco Diamonds Set Women’s Two Tone Watch 17478BT59

This beautiful Herbelin captures the Art Deco aesthetic perfectly. It showcases a neat and sober look with a distinctive rectangular case shape. This model is created with a minimalist approach and follows a silver and gold colour scheme. The dial is an elegant mother-of-pearl adorned with a diamond set and Roman numeral indices. For optimal durability, the dial is fitted with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. In keeping with the classic colours, this watch is secured on the wrist with a two-tone silver and gold stainless steel bracelet. With a reliable quartz movement and a water resistance of up to 50 metres, this Herbelin is a sophisticated choice for those seeking luxury Art Deco accessories.

Hamilton Boulton | White Dial | Brown Leather Strap H13321811

In this Hamilton, Art Deco meets American Classic Style. With its distinctive rectangular case shape, this watch offers a vintage look that can be worn for a variety of different occasions. This model showcases a brown and silver colour scheme with a white dial. For a sophisticated and timeless style, the dial is adorned with Roman numerals. Contrasting the dial is a blue hour, minute and small seconds hand. This detail adds a pop of colour to the monochromatic colour scheme but still keeps it relevant to the Art Deco style. Securing the watch is a brown cow leather strap which fastens with a pin buckle. While incorporating key characteristics of the Art Deco style, this Hamilton offers a look that never goes out of fashion.

GANT RHODE ISLAND (24mm) Green Dial / Stainless Steel G173007

Gold and rich emerald green are common hues used in Art Deco, so this Gant model hits the nail on the head. The dial exhibits a repeated pattern of the brand’s iconic diamond ‘G’ trademark and is adorned with gold-tone indices and hands. A rectangular stainless steel case frames the design and houses a reliable quartz movement. Completing the watch’s elegant silhouette is a stainless steel bracelet. Thanks to its high-quality build, this Gant has a water resistance of up to 50 metres; making it ideal for day-to-day wear. This model perfectly captures the contemporary aspect of the Art Deco style and is guaranteed to elevate any woman’s wrist.

Guess Men’s G Bossed (44mm) Black and White Pattern Dial / Black Silicone Strap GW0625G2

This Guess model features a black patterned dial with gold hour, minute and second hands. The geometric pattern on the dial resembles one commonly used in the Art Deco style. A hardened mineral glass protects the dial, so you can wear this watch daily and not worry about scratching it. The 44mm gold-tone stainless steel houses a quartz movement; it provides great accuracy. Securing the watch is a black silicone strap which provides great comfort on the wrist. Even though this model doesn’t have the distinct case shape that is associated with Art Deco, it exhibits a repeating geometric pattern which is equally as iconic.

Rotary Special Edition | Champagne Collection, Art Deco | Black Leather Strap | White Dial GS08007/02

Inspired by 1920s style, this model is limited to only 200 pieces. It has been designed to celebrate the inception of Rotary’s iconic logo and features a white dial with an Art Deco motif at its centre. The dial is adorned with gold baton indices and gold hour and minute hands alongside a small date aperture at 3 o’clock. The timepiece additionally features scratch-resistant sapphire glass and houses a reliable quartz movement. As well as this, it is water-resistant up to 50 metres. Securing the watch to the wrist is a black alligator-textured leather strap; it exudes luxury. The subtle pattern on the dial of this Rotary makes it a great choice for those who want an elegant timepiece. Moreover, it is a simple way to show your appreciation for the iconic Art Deco style from the ‘roaring 20s’.

What did you think of our guide on trends to watch: Art Deco? Have you been inspired to purchase a watch that follows this style? Let us know in the comments!

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