Art Deco wristwatches were Art Deco before the term was coined in 1925, making them forerunners of a style rather than mere followers of a fad. The first Art Deco wristwatch, the Cartier Tank, arrived in 1919. Its square dial featured scant decoration, aside from the rows and columns of blocky Roman numerals that marked its perimeter. Lugs at the top and bottom of the case gave the watch a rectangular profile, echoing the appearance of the...Continue Reading