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Art Deco watches

25 June 2018

Art Deco Watches

The Art Deco movement came to fruition during the early 1920s. This period witnessed a rapid change in culture than any other period in history. This period saw a shift from the pocket watch to the wrist watch, and an overwhelming demand  for the wrist watch style as it  became a fashion icon for the world.

An Art Deco diamond cocktail wristwatch, set with eight-cut diamonds in the bezel and bracelet, and baguette cut diamond lugs, mounted in platinum, with a safety chain, inside case marked H Ltd and stamped ‘plat’ and numbered J785 G8025, unmarked silvered dial with baton hour markers, 17 jewel manual wind movement signed Bueche-Girod. Outer case back is engraved with the the monogram HPW and is dated 19th September 1939. Length approximately 185mm

This style of watch was inspired by the troops in during the First World War and in particular, officers had these watches manufactured to make It easier for the troops to wear watches when they were fighting at war.  Oncee the troops and officers were wearing this style of Art Deco watch, this watch was in demand by men all of the world. It was symbolic and implied that if men fighting in the war accepted and wore this style of watch then it was good enough for all men.


An Art Deco Tishman & Lipp Longines diamond cocktail watch, mounted in platinum, with a diamond set bracelet, with a rectangular, two piece hinged platinum case. It is attached to an open frame geometric link platinum bracelet, which measures 7.125″. Trilliant-cut diamonds flank the watch face. The Swiss movement is signed Tishman & Lipp. It has a 17 jewel nickel plated baguette cal. with a lever escapement. The dial is refinished silver painted and signed Longines. The total diamond weight is approximately 8.10ct. The watch measures approximately 10.50mm x 43mm


An Art Deco diamond cocktail watch by Lusserna, mounted in platinum, featuring a two piece rectangular case, attached to an open frame geometric link design with an integrated box link bracelet, studded with 80 round brilliant-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 2.18ct. Measuring 6 1/3 inches in length.

Art Deco watches can be identified by their geometric shape, often rectangular or circular. This style of watch from the 1920s to 1950s boasts a unique look of artistic design. It is almost impossible to find two Art Deco watches that look exactly the same.



An Art Deco cocktail watch by Gattle, mounted in platinum, with a mesh strap edged with eight-cut diamonds, the watch has a silvered rectangular dial, with black Art Deco style Arabic numerals, signed Gattle, the face is surrounded by eight-cut diamonds, with two further rows of eight-cut diamonds, with a marquise-cut diamond set in the centre of each shoulder, with further diamonds set in the terminals of the straps, all settings are millegrain edged and the sides, crown and back are engraved.



A Blancpain Art Deco platinum and diamond watch, with a white painted dial, with Art Deco indices, signed Blancpain, the square case is surrounded by diamonds. The shoulders are pavé set with diamonds, the watch is set with 90, old-cut and emerald-cut diamonds, that weigh approximately 4.30ct.. Mounted in platinum.

Swiss, nickel plated 17 jewel movement, signed Blancpain,

Dimensions approximately 67.65mm x 13.50mm.



An Art Deco Ruby and diamond cocktail watch, set with four calibré-cut emeralds to each shoulders and diamond set case and bracelet. Mounted in platinum. Circa 1930


Art Deco watches remind people of the history of the “Happy Twenties” and many argue that this style of watch is more popular than ever. These watches are made of high quality materials and all tell their own story. If you are looking to purchase a watch that will increase in value over time then an Art Deco watch should definitely be your next purchase.



Emma Reeves
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