Pendant-Style Watches Are Back

Brands from Van Cleef & Arpels to Jaeger-LeCoutre introduce modern versions of the vintage look.

The pendant watch has its roots in the 17th century — and has sparked several waves of popularity over the years, including the belle époque of the 19th century, the Art Nouveau period of the early 20th century and the 1970s.

Now the style is back, with luxury watchmakers from Jaeger-LeCoultre to Chanel introducing designs inspired by history but with contemporary panache.

“If you look back to the beginning of portable timepieces,” said Paul Boutros, deputy chairman and head of watches for the Americas at Phillips auction house in New York City, “the pendant watch really began

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