Watch Trends for Women: Angular and Elongated

March 5th, 2023

Woman with long red fingernails crossing her hands wearing a slender wristwatch

This year, fashion trends are bold and brazen, commanding attention and expressing the wearer's distinctive personality. These influences also extend into the world of luxury timepieces. In 2023, we can expect dynamic watch cases with angular and elongated silhouettes that offer a refreshing departure from the traditional circular form. Watch cases like these create visual interest on the wrist and portray the piece as more than a functional tool but a stylish work of art as well. You’ll find an incredible selection of unique watches at Hing Wa Lee Jewelers.

Cartier timepiece with oval case from the Baignoire collection


For a case that is at once delicate and feminine and also a fresh take on the classic circular case, consider oval shaped watch cases. Softly curving lines and an elongated silhouette produce a romantic, elegant effect that many adore.

A piece like this incredible Cartier watch from the distinguished Baignoire collection is a stunning accessory that will serve as a luxurious accent piece to any formal ensemble. This timepiece stands out with a polished pink gold case and exaggerated roman numeral indices.

Timepiece from Vacheron Constantin’s Malte collection featuring a tonneau style case


In French, the word “tonneau” means barrel. Tonneau watch cases, then, are rectangular with slightly bowed long edges. It’s similar to the cushion case but is longer and thinner. Its curving lines create movement and an approachable and exciting softness.

This Vacheron Constantin Malte watch is a sophisticated example of the tonneau form. A delicate pink gold case and indices are sparkling and extravagant, emphasized and made even more fantastic by precisely cut diamonds inlaid into the case. This watch would be a perfect addition to any stylish woman’s wardrobe.

TAG Heuer Monaco timepiece featuring a square shaped dial and a chronograph with two subdials


Square cases are angular and sharp, a distinctive deviation from the rounded classic. Fans of modern, geometric shapes will undoubtedly gravitate towards watch shapes like this. Their contemporary and refined characteristics make them phenomenal daily and special occasion accessories.

TAG Heuer watches are known for their characteristically sporty look, influenced by the world of motor racing. We’re fans of this one-of-a-kind Monaco collection watch. Its stainless steel case is versatile and dependable, while the deep blue dial provides a striking contrast.

Rectangular watch with blue strap and stainless steel case by Jaeger-LeCoultre


Another elongated case shape, rectangular cases evoke the exciting geometric silhouettes of the Art Deco era. These cases can be quite dainty and feminine, taking up less space on the wrist and making ideal accessories to layer with other bracelets.

For a classic example of this case shape, consider this Jaeger-LeCoultre watch from the Reverso collection. A blue leather strap complements the blue hands on a white watch face. Its stainless steel case is glittering and sleek, mimicking the sleekness of the case shape itself.

Shop Modern Women’s Watches at Hing Wa Lee Jewelers

Supplement your wardrobe and watch collection with truly breathtaking pieces from our inventory here at Hing Wa Lee Jewelers. Our San Gabriel and Walnut, California jewelry stores house an unparalleled inventory of women’s watches to capture attention and last a lifetime in form and beauty. It would be our joy to help you find the piece that best suits your personality and aesthetic preferences. Contact us today for more information on our selection and services, or feel free to stop by to speak with a staff member in person.