The world has seen hundreds of brilliant art forms, but few has held the same influence in the decorative arts, design and architecture industry like Art Deco has. Having originated in the 1920s, the style relies on bold designs, clean lines and often, prominent geometric shapes, lending a sleek stylized appearance to any building, jewellery, or furniture that had the good fortune of adopting it. 

It wasn’t long before the horological world caught on, but it was only a matter of time. The natural symmetry of watches made it exceptionally easy to translate the style onto an everyday wrist accessory. Add to that the fuss-free shapes and streamlined looks, and you’ve gotten the perfect formula for timeless classics — the same ones that are still as highly prized today.

Here, the best Art Deco watches to get your hands on today.