Finally a third choice re-enters the fray: the soft curves and elegant footprint of the oval. Here 10 makers, from the highest horologists to more design-driven brands, showcase why the oval is in vogue once more.
Cartier Baignoire Debordante
Never wanting to play it safe, this year has seen Cartier take the oval and distort it in several watches, all under the umbrella of the Libre collection. From a Dali-esque new iteration of the Crash (it actually looks like it’s melting) to the pretty Baignoire Debordante with its pierced openwork, Cartier has every base covered.