5 Square-shaped watches to give your style an edge

Squaring the circle


By Benedict Unang

Featured images: Cartier
5 Square-shaped watches to give your style an edge

Like fashion, wristwatches have evolved significantly over time, with more trend-forward designs and cutting-edge technology integrated into select pieces. From intricate mechanical timepieces to exquisite jewellery watches, the universe of watchmaking has seen it all. The classic square case form, in particular, possesses a timeless appeal beyond others. While it’s not as popular as round timepieces, the design is both classic and contemporary—perfect if you want something versatile and wearable.

There are obviously tons of choices to pick from, but we’ve made things simple for you with our carefully selected choices below! Keep reading to find out five of our favourite square watches, including the Cartier Santos de Cartier and the Tag Heuer Monaco.


Cartier Santos de Cartier

As the first pilot watch ever made, the Cartier Santos de Cartier holds a rich heritage and continues to be refined in the present day. The latest iteration sits in a steel case and sports a silvered opaline face with blue steel sword-shaped hands that match the crown’s faceted synthetic spinel. In addition, the 35.1mm timepiece is driven by the Calibre 1847 MC, which offers a power reserve of 40 hours and comes with a steel band equipped with the ‘SmartLink’ adjustment system. 

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Tag Heuer Monaco 

The Tag Heuer Monaco is perhaps the most well-known square watch of all. First seen on Steve McQueen’s wrist in the classic race film Le Mans, the evergreen icon boasts a blue dial with horizontal steel indices, silver sub-dials for minutes and hours, plus a date box on the six o’clock position. Added to that, the red chronograph hand and the sleek strap—black calfskin leather with a special finish inspired by racetrack asphalt lend a much-needed touch of motorsport to the automatic chronograph. 

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Hublot Square Bang Unico White Ceramic

You can count on Hublot to create groundbreaking timepieces. The Square Bang Unico White Ceramic, for instance, offers an open-worked dial that reveals the double coupling system and column wheel. The 42mm wristwatch employs high-tech ceramic for its bezel and runs on a self-winding chronograph with a flyback function that delivers a solid 72-hour power reserve. Additionally, it includes structured rubber straps that are interchangeable via the ‘One Click’ system, allowing for a touch of personalisation. 

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Hermès H08

Beyond luxury leather goods, lifestyle accessories and ready-to-wear, Hèrmes marks its place in the watch market with the Hermes H08. First introduced in 2021, the satin-brushed titanium watch features a round black nickel-treated dial with angled corners at the lugs, giving it a square silhouette. Furthermore, the anti-glare sapphire case back displays the detailed H1837 movement, which powers the three-hander and date complication. The Hèrmes H08 arrives with a black rubber strap secured by a titanium folding clasp. 

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Rado True Square Automatic Open Heart

The Rado True Square Automatic Open Heart makes a wonderful addition to your collection. This gender-neutral timepiece is inspired by the unique Rado style and boasts a skeletonised black dial with gold accents. On top of that, the monobloc case and band are built of high-quality ceramic, ensuring hypoallergenic comfort, scratch resistance, and comfort against your skin. More importantly, the lightweight wristwatch runs on a Swiss automatic movement with an impressive power reserve of up to 80 hours. 

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