Pocket watch with chatelaine

Movement by Just VulliamyAbout 1760

Pforzheim Jewellery Museum

Pforzheim Jewellery Museum
Pforzheim, Germany

This watch was not hidden in a pocket, but instead worn prominently on the wearers’ clothes, suspended from a special watch chain called chatelaine. Ideally, the watch case and the chatelaine were meticulously harmonized with each other in terms of decorative elements, motifs and ornamentation.


  • Title: Pocket watch with chatelaine
  • Creator: Movement by Just Vulliamy
  • Date Created: About 1760
  • Location: London, England
  • Physical Dimensions: h22 cm
  • Provenance: © Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim
  • Type: Ornamental watch
  • Photographer: Guenther Meyer
  • Medium: Gold, pearls, diamonds, enamel

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