In 2021, we saw the 40mm-size watches dominate the sales, covering a large portion of the total watches sold. However, the 32mm watches are challenging this trend as these smaller timepieces continue catching the attention of many consumers, specifically women.
August Berg is a sustainable luxury timepiece brand, identifiable by its iconic single-domed Sapphire Crystal dial window, delivering a striking and unparalleled view into the dial with its concave shape.
A standard size of a classic, everyday watch ranges from 39mm to 42mm. So, exactly why are 32mm watches getting back popular? A downsizing trend has descended in the world of high-end/luxury watches among consumers for several reasons: Comfort is apparently the top factor. Another debatable reason is aesthetic – large watches are prone to have more empty spaces on both the case and dial compared to smaller watches. The list goes on with more benefits wearing smaller case watch.
What are 32mm watches?
32mm watches have smaller watch faces and it refers to the circumference of the watch dial. This could be the perfect size for the wrist, as it is not too big or small, especially if the wearer has small to average wrist size. Smaller watches require less materials, hence, they are more affordable than large watches.
August Berg 32mm watches are new modern vintage and classic Danish-designed timepieces by renowned watch designer, Magnus Joergensen. Our watches are designed to be anti-reflective, scratch-resistant, and feature single-dome sapphire crystal glass. With addition of its water resistance of 3-5 ATM, smaller August Berg timepieces are perfect watch for everyday wear.
Are you one of those who are intrigued with this smaller-size yet exquisite watch? Here are 5 August Berg watches in 32mm size that we think will rise to the top spot.
Serenity Greenhill Rose Gold | Rose Gold Mesh
The Serenity Greenhill Rose Gold | Rose Gold Mesh is one of our reigning best-sellers from the Serenity collection. Coupled with the rose gold mesh strap, this timepiece features green dial with rose gold case and hour mark.
At first sight, the dial may seem to be dark green color, but when the light shines on it, gorgeous jewel-toned sunray green colour shines through the anti-reflective, single doomed sapphire crystal glass casing. This Greenhill timepiece is simply elegant for its unique colour paired with a stainless-steel Milanese mesh strap designed to be dense and tight for a smoother feel on the wrist. The stunning rose gold mesh strap radiates an elegant and luxurious aura.
Serenity Greenhill Rose Gold | Dark Green Perlon
The Serenity Greenhill Rose Gold | Dark Green Perlon is renowned for its clean and minimalist aesthetic. With a rose gold case set atop a sunray green dial, attached to a strap of Perlon material in modern dark green, this timepiece stands out so well that it will definitely catch attention. The color combination of the dial and the signature Perlon strap blends in so perfectly with one another. With this wearable dark green colour, it goes immaculately with the dial for casual wear or office wear – for different occasions and events.
Serenity Shine Gold | Dark Brown Leather
The Serenity Shine Gold | Dark Brown Leather is designed to withstand wear and tear with straps that get more charming as it is exposed to the elements. Featuring a double gold case setting atop a sunray gold dial, this timepiece has a genuine Italian leather strap in dark brown shade which makes it look extremely luxurious and glamorous. The Serenity Shine Gold effortlessly elevates any fashion style you are going for; gold is known as a versatile colour and the minimalist design will never go out of style. The beautiful modern vintage aesthetic makes it the ideal timepiece suitable to wear for a casual or formal day!
Serenity Ash & Orchid Rose Gold | Rose Gold Mesh
The Serenity Ash & Orchid Rose Gold | Rose Gold Mesh overflows with sweet-looking and femininity style. It features a double rose gold case set on an orchid dial with a strap made from stainless steel Milanese mesh in modern rose gold hue. This timepiece is simply stunning with its unique color compared to gold. The popularity isn’t just a hype - its simple and chic design makes it perfect to be an everyday watch, which can be worn for casual or formal day!
Serenity Burgundy Rose Gold | Burgundy Perlon
The Serenity Burgundy Rose Gold | Burgundy Perlon showcases a deep, rich burgundy tone reflecting an elegant, passionate, and bold look. The double rose gold case on a sunray burgundy dial is attached to a unique Perlon strap, intricately woven nylon with seamless, invisible holes for a sleek and seamless look. A jolt of burgundy adds a touch of passion and love in the overall style. With an eye-catching colour that can catch attention, this timepiece is the ideal elegant addition to any outfits.
Are 32 mm Watches for Men or Women?
Watch sizes are subjective. For both men and women, some have flat wrists while some have rounder wrists. Some have small wrists; some have big wrists. Some prefer small watches; some prefer big and bulkier timepieces. Nonetheless, it highly depends on our personal preferences and opinions. While taking into consideration of your wrist proportions and how the watch sits on your wrist.
Based on the average watch size, the ideal size is 40mm for men who prefer larger watch faces. And 36mm for men who prefer smaller watch faces. Meanwhile, the ideal size is 36mm for women who prefer larger watch faces and 32mm for women who prefer smaller watch faces. However, this size is just a recommendation, and it may vary according to what you like to wear. Basically, personal taste comes into play.
The 32mm watches are popular among women due to its smaller size, which means it will fit perfectly on the wrist, not too big but not too small. Meanwhile, some men might prefer this size as well. It all depends on the individual itself. After all, so long it looks good on your wrist, it's probably enough. Therefore, size 32mm watches can be worn for both men and women.
Which Watch Size is Ideal for Your Wrist?
Most of the watch enthusiasts often ask, “What’s the ideal watch size for my wrist?”, “What is a perfect fit?” and “Will bigger or smaller watch sizes suit me better?”.
These are a few ways to find out the ideal watch size for your wrist. Having said this, this may just serve as a reference. You may still decide that your perfect timepiece conforms to none of these guidelines.
Here’s a watch size guide:
- Watch Case Diameter
- Small: 32mm
- Mid-Size: 34mm-38mm
- Standard: 39-42mm
- Oversized: 43mm-46mm
- Measure your Wrist
- 6” wrist - 32mm to 38mm
- 7”-7.5” wrist - 39mm, 40mm and 42mm fits best.
- 8” and above - 44-46mm
- Standard Case Thickness
- 32mm-36mm diameter (5mm-6mm)
- 38mm-40mm diameter - (7mm-8mm)
- 42mm-44mm diameter - 9mm
It is recommended to have a watch with 32-40mm for women while size 40-46mm for men. Using the reference, it may give the wearer a more proportional look. Based on popularity, 38-42mm watches are known as unisex sizes for people who prefer neither too big nor too small dial. But keep in mind, there is no perfect guideline to find a watch that can fit perfectly on your wrist.
In general, people with larger wrists should go for larger watch faces, between 40-42mm. On the flip side, people with skinny wrists should go for a watch in between 32-39mm range.
Do remember that everyone has different preference. There is no right or wrong when choosing a watch size as long as it fits and feels comfortable on your wrist! Browse our collections of 32mm watches and see which one fits your style the most. Do tag us on our Instagram @augustbergofficial to share how you wear our watch!