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Watch Pendants

The origins of the watch pendant dates to the days of Jean Adrien Phillipe, a Swiss gentleman who was known for his remarkable contributions to watch precision technology. Phillipe also developed the pendant watch, which by the end of the 19th century had escalated to one of the most popular watch types among women. So intense was the demand for such watches that even American watch companies began manufacturing them.

From the late 19th- into the 20th century, watch pendants assumed varying levels of decoration and luxury. Some were simply plated with a precious metal to give an air of elegance, while others were encased in elaborate enamelwork or encrusted with gems. Regardless of ornateness, however, these pendant watches reflect a true piece of fashion history.


Quick Facts:

  • Jean Adrien Phillipe went on to be co-founder of Patek Phillipe & Company, which began watch production under this name around the midpoint of the 19th century
  • Phillipe also published a book on his inventions, entitled “Les montres sans clef,” or “Watches Without Keys,” in 1863
  • Some of the more unique pendant watches are those that come with a locket enclosure, such that the inside of the watch case allows for an image to be hidden away and revealed only when flipped open by the wearer

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ANTIQUE WATCH LOT STERLING ELGIN PENDANT
May 22, 9:00 AM EDT
ANTIQUE WATCH LOT STERLING ELGIN PENDANT
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $200- $300
$1103 Bids
14kt. Watch and Chain, with Sapphire
May 22, 10:00 AM EDT
14kt. Watch and Chain, with Sapphire
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $800- $1,200
$4001 Bid
CHERRY FORM 18K YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL PENDANT WATCH, CIRCA 1880
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
CHERRY FORM 18K YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL PENDANT WATCH, CIRCA 1880
by Luxe Auctioneers
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$1,5001 Bid
Enamel Uhlman Geneva Quartz Watch Pendant
May 29, 10:00 AM CDT
Enamel Uhlman Geneva Quartz Watch Pendant
by Cedarburg Auction & Appraisals LLC
Est: $50- $75
$251 Bid
PIAGET, reloj joya de colgar en oro blanco de 18 K con brillantes.
May 23, 5:00 PM CEST
PIAGET, reloj joya de colgar en oro blanco de 18 K con brillantes.
by Subastas Segre
Est: €0- €0
€1,2001 Bid
PIAGET, reloj joya de colgar con caja en oro blanco de 18 K con brillantes y zafiros calibrados.
May 23, 5:00 PM CEST
PIAGET, reloj joya de colgar con caja en oro blanco de 18 K con brillantes y zafiros calibrados.
by Subastas Segre
Est: €0- €0
€1,8001 Bid
ART NOUVEAU LONGINES 18K GOLD MULTI-COLOR ENAMEL AND DIAMOND PENDANT WATCH WITH PIN, CIRCA 1893
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
ART NOUVEAU LONGINES 18K GOLD MULTI-COLOR ENAMEL AND DIAMOND PENDANT WATCH WITH PIN, CIRCA 1893
by Luxe Auctioneers
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$2,0001 Bid
Elegant Bronze Tone Watch Pendant Necklace
May 22, 8:00 PM EDT
Elegant Bronze Tone Watch Pendant Necklace
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $60- $90
$350 Bids
Croton Cover Pendant Watch Necklace
Jun 18, 11:00 AM EDT
Croton Cover Pendant Watch Necklace
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $100- $200
$250 Bids
LEVRETTE - Pendant watch in 750/1000 yellow gold with Roman hour markers and blue enamel.
May 23, 3:00 PM CEST
LEVRETTE - Pendant watch in 750/1000 yellow gold with Roman hour markers and blue enamel.
by Capitolium Art
Est: €320- €480
€1500 Bids
Elegant Bronze Tone Watch Pendant Necklace
Jun 05, 9:00 PM EDT
Elegant Bronze Tone Watch Pendant Necklace
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $60- $90
$350 Bids
Colgante saboneta de colgar con caja en oro amarillo de 18 K.
May 23, 5:00 PM CEST
Colgante saboneta de colgar con caja en oro amarillo de 18 K.
by Subastas Segre
Est: €0- €0
€5000 Bids
Medana Lucite 1960's Pendant Watch on Chain
May 30, 10:00 AM CDT
Medana Lucite 1960's Pendant Watch on Chain
by Cedarburg Auction & Appraisals LLC
Est: $30- $40
$250 Bids
14k Yellow Gold Garnet and Mother of Pearl Geneva Pocket Watch Pendant
Jun 02, 10:00 AM PDT
14k Yellow Gold Garnet and Mother of Pearl Geneva Pocket Watch Pendant
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $600- $800
$4500 Bids
PATEK PHILIPPE BELLE EPOQUE PLATINUM DIAMOND GOLD AND ENAMEL PENDANT WATCH WITH CHAIN, CIRCA 1901
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
PATEK PHILIPPE BELLE EPOQUE PLATINUM DIAMOND GOLD AND ENAMEL PENDANT WATCH WITH CHAIN, CIRCA 1901
by Luxe Auctioneers
Est: $15,000- $30,000
$7,5000 Bids
GUBELIN ENAMEL, GOLD, AND PEARL OVAL PENDANT WATCH AND CHAIN, CIRCA 1900
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
GUBELIN ENAMEL, GOLD, AND PEARL OVAL PENDANT WATCH AND CHAIN, CIRCA 1900
by Luxe Auctioneers
Est: $5,000- $8,000
$2,5000 Bids
IUVENIA Art Déco sterling silver and enamel neck watch
May 22, 3:00 PM CEST
IUVENIA Art Déco sterling silver and enamel neck watch
by Bertolami Fine Art s.r.l.
Est: €600- €1,000
€3000 Bids
Elegant Bronze Tone Watch Pendant Necklace
Jun 12, 7:00 PM EDT
Elegant Bronze Tone Watch Pendant Necklace
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $100- $200
$450 Bids
A chain with GÜBELIN watch
May 28, 7:00 PM WEST
A chain with GÜBELIN watch
by Veritas Art Auctioneers
Est: €400- €600
€4000 Bids
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GILLOT & CO.: AN ART DECO PLATNUM, ONYX, AND DIAMOND PENDANT WATCH
May 23, 12:00 PM EDT
GILLOT & CO.: AN ART DECO PLATNUM, ONYX, AND DIAMOND PENDANT WATCH
by Bonhams
Est: $12,000- $15,000
$12,0000 Bids
Wièse Watch Key Pendant
May 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Wièse Watch Key Pendant
by Intervendue
Est: $6,400- $10,400
$2,2000 Bids
UNUSUAL GOLD SOVEREIGN PENDANT WATCH BY L. VRARD & CO. FOR CHINESE MARKET
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
UNUSUAL GOLD SOVEREIGN PENDANT WATCH BY L. VRARD & CO. FOR CHINESE MARKET
by Luxe Auctioneers
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$7500 Bids
LOT OF 2: LADIES' 18K GOLD PENDANT WATCHES.
Jun 11, 9:00 AM EDT
LOT OF 2: LADIES' 18K GOLD PENDANT WATCHES.
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $800- $1,200
$4000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Watch Pendants


Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

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Subastas Segre

Cedarburg Auction & Appraisals LLC

Cedarburg Auction & Appraisals LLC