2020 Best Sector Dial Watches

Major brands continue to successfully look back to the past when designing fake rolex watches for the present. In modern watches, we can see many style elements from the 1930s. One of these anachronisms is the sector dial, an amazing layout of the dial that is typically defined by closed concentric circles that segment the dial. There is a sense of order and control in this layout that comes from the portioned spaces of the dial, which remind of the structured designs of Art Deco, blended with the minimalism of the Bauhaus movement. As Longines breathed new life into this dial with their new Heritage Classic that they launched last week, I thought I’d have a look at some of the best sector dials of the last few years.
The original sector dial of Longines from 1934 on the left, and the new Longines Heritage Classic on the right. The Dan Henry 1947 Dress Watch is probably the best-looking sector dial you can find on a budget. At 40mm in diameter and 12mm thick, it is a little larger than would have been normal in 1947, but it is nicely sized for the wrists of today. With its charming application of the Roman numeral index’s brushed chapter ring, and elegant leaf hand, it looks fantastic.
While this IWC Portugieser is one of most best replica watches on the larger size, at 44mm, the effect is softened by the black dial against the black alligator leather strap. Contrasting the dark inky dial is the hour markers and the circular sector marking, which is only interrupted by the small seconds at 6 o’clock. The manual winding motion provides 46 hours of power reserve, which should be enough to get you through your next black tie activity.
The case is 38mm of 18k white gold, and at only 8.6mm thick, it’s a correctly sized dress watch that will slip under any cuff. This wouldn’t be a total list of mid-century inspired dress watches if it didn’t consist of Patek Philippe, and the 5296G-001 is an amazing example of how to do a sector dial right.