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A journey through time with the fob watch

July 1, 2014 • Jewels & Watches

They are the symbole of a prestigious era for horology. They embody elegance and distinction. Fob watches which were no longer in use now reappear and take center stage. Reinterpreted by a number of famous watchmakers, they come bearing new wonderful looks.


The Fob watch, a trendy accessory

Whilst pendant watches was the recent object of affection of the ladies, the reappropriation of the fob watch by the male gender has been long and difficult.

With their vintage or modern appearance, watchmakers offer a new range of fob watches. Produced in limited quantities, the use of fob watches remain very rare, thus stressing that is a unique luxury good.

The rarity of these legendary timepieces contributes to its prestige, as well as the fine association of these watches with an evening dress. These accessories are also called pocket watches for the manner in which they used to be worn when not in use. Hence, wearing a jacket is crucial in order to take care of the watch and to show it off.


Fob watches revisited

Bell & Ross offer a range of vintage watches, including new editions of pocket watches. The PW1 at 2 000 euros is a tribute to the start of aviation.


pocket watch Bell and Ross


Panerai created an exceptional pocket watch in 50 editions, the Pocket Watch Tourbillon GMT Ceramica. Benefitting from the latest technologies of the watchmaking business, this timepiece in black ceramic is available for 165 000 euros.


pocket watch


The French brand Fob, on the other hand, offers the Rehab Wooden Edition, a classical and elegant design which can be customised, thanks to its interchangeable backs.



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