Part III. Taking it to the Next Level – A Few Notable “Modern” Case Designs
As described in Part II of this survey, with the exception of Omega’s Marine dive watch, most early 20th century “transitional” watch cases essentially combined elements already developed in the late 19th century – albeit often in new, innovative ways. (Part I surveys these early case design elements.) With the mid-20th century came two world wars, driving further refinements to earlier designs and experimentation with new, innovative materials.