They have also, at various points in history, been seen as fashion items, as can be seen with this object. Made in Geneva in the 1780s, it is decorated with cut steel and enamel portraits. The portrait on the watch appears to be by a different artist, suggesting it may have had a memorial function. In the centre hangs a gold fob watch that bears the mark of Henri Valentin, with its winding key hanging to the left. Unlike its more functional counterparts, this tiny chatelaine (only 15cm long) has two seals and a tiny shell-shaped container which would have held a lock of hair.
On permanent display in the Museum of Bags.