Who said that a masculine watch should necessarily come in a classic round-shaped or Art Deco rectangular-shaped case? In fact, modern luxury watches for men are designed in all possible cases, with various forms and shapes to meet any style and taste. However, among such diversity, cushion-shaped models have always stood out from the crowd, becoming an ideal choice for those looking for something original yet elegant. Luckily, the world’s best watchmakers do not forget to release cushion-shaped luxury watches for men every year, and 2017 is not an exception. So what are the most eye-catching and refined timepieces with cushion-shaped cases introduced this year?
1. Patek Philippe Grand Complications Perpetual Calendar Ref. 5940R-001
This year, Patek Philippe released its renowned automatic ultra-thin perpetual calendar model from the Grand Complications collection in 18k rose gold, which quickly became one of the most popular cushion-shaped luxury watches for men. Moreover, it is powered by the iconic Patek Philippe caliber 240Q with a moon phases complication and a 24-hour display that appears on the beautiful silvery-grained dial.
2. Laurent Ferrier Galet Square Porcelain Limited Edition
Distinguished by its elegant porcelain dial with white gold ruthenium treated hands, the Laurent Ferrier Galet Square Porcelain is another exceptional cushion-shaped luxury watch introduced this year. Enclosed in a white gold case, it is powered by a breathtaking self-winding mechanical movement with micro-rotor, which is visible through the transparent back. This model is limited to only 10 pieces created worldwide.
3. Cartier Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat Ref. WGNM0007
When it comes to unusually shaped luxury watches, Cartier is perhaps the first brand that comes to mind. It is not surprising that one of the company’s creations is on this list of the best men’s watches with cushion-shaped cases. We are talking about a hand-winding Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat model released this year in white gold, which has become an embodiment of both timeless elegance and modern style.
4. Glashütte Original Sixties Iconic Square Ocean
Inspired by the swinging sixties, the Sixties Iconic Square Ocean is a new limited edition cushion-shaped luxury watch by Glashütte Original, created in only 25 copies. Distinguished by its chic ocean blue dial, it comes in a stainless steel case that houses the in-house caliber GO 39-34 with automatic winding. Besides, it is worth noting that this model is also available with a green, red, tangerine, or graphite dial.
5. Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921 Ref. 1100S/000R-B430
This fall, Vacheron Constantin has introduced its newest addition to the iconic Historiques American 1921 collection. The novelty comes in a mid-sized 36.5mm 18k rose gold case with an off-set crown, which makes it suitable for both men and women. Besides, it is powered by the superb hand-winding mechanical movement, in-house caliber VC 4400.
All of the above timepieces can easily underline the wearer’s exceptional style and unique personality. It is no wonder that they all are on our list of top 5 cushion-shaped high-end luxury watches for men 2017!