Welcome back to another one of our type of watch case post. Previously, we explored the tank shape watch, with the Cartier’s tank being the pioneer of this type of shape. If you missed out on our previous post, you can click here to read all about it. Today, we will explore another type of watch case, which is the rectangular watch case. Though not as common as round or square a rectangular watch case is still available out there. Most notably, the rectangular case is very common for ladies’ watches but can be found for men’s watches as well.
Type of watch case -Tank (Source: Drmenstyle.com)
WHAT IS A RECTANGULAR WATCH
Just like the name suggests, a rectangular watch is a watch in a rectangular shape. However, some people tend to confuse it to tank as a tank can also be considered as rectangular. Despite being irregular, a tank watch cannot be considered as rectangular. You can only regard it as rectangular if it has longer length at the sides, almost elongated.
Jaeger Le-Coultre Reverso (Source: chrono24.com)
One of the famous watch brands, Jaeger-LeCoultre is very famous for this rectangular watch. In fact, Jaeger came out with the Jaeger Le-Coultre famous Reverso series. While it is a very obvious rectangular watch, there is something that you did not know about this watch. The case is reversible!!! Amazing right?
White Gold Reverso (Source: timecraftexchange.com)
Apparently, this watch has some history which dates back to the late 1800s or early 1900s. As for the inspiration for making a reversible case, we have to thank the polo horse riding sports for this amazing innovation. In the next post, we will go through the history of the Jaeger Le-Coultre Reverso and its association with the sports Polo. In the meantime, please enjoy the selection of our selected rectangular watches as below.
Peugeot Vintage (Source: Amazon.com)
Momo Design Black Diamond Titanium (Source: Zalora.com)
Wittnauer Men’s Quartz (Source: Amazon.com)