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These 7 new stylish rectangular watches buck the round-face mainstream

All sleek lines and defined edges, these angular timepieces from the likes of Cartier and Patek Philippe make a case for sharp style.


    In 1904, Louis Cartier created one of the world’s first modern wristwatches for the aviator Alberto Santos Dumont, who needed an easy way to check the time while flying. The latest of many iterations of this design over the years, the new Santos de Cartier collection includes novelties such as this yellow gold and steel edition in a “medium” size (35.1mm by 35.1mm). Among the changes: The bezel is no longer a pure square, and has been extended at the top and bottom so it “flows” into the bracelet; the watch is thinner; and the 1847 MC automatic movement now boasts anti-magnetic properties.

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