‘take time’ by mathieu lehanneur image © véronique huygue

french designer mathieu lehanneur has conceived ‘take time!’ – a re-interpretation of the pocket watch design to accommodate the contemporary setting. developed for lexon, the quartz analog timepiece is made from silicone rubber and is available in a variety of colors. featuring a strap that loops at one end, it allows the user to thread the watch through to secure it to bags, belts or wrists. the design is informed by the adage from the classic book tin tin – ‘between the pocket watch and the pendulum of professor cuthbert calculus’ – infusing a quirky element into the piece.

mathieu lehanneur: take time! the silicone strap allows one to attach the product to bags and belts as well as wrists image © véronique huygue

mathieu lehanneur: take time! the watch can attach to a bicycle frame image © véronique huygue

mathieu lehanneur: take time! the watch hanging from a belt image © véronique huygue

mathieu lehanneur: take time! the design comes in a variety of colours image © véronique huygue

mathieu lehanneur: take time! the product packaging image © véronique huygue

product specs:

material: aBS/silicon rubber colours: black, white, gris, navy blue, orange, khaki, yellow, green, pink, brown power supply: 1 x Sr626SW battery (included) size: Ø 1.18” gross weight: 0.38 oz lens: PMMA  movement: miyota 2035 water resistant: 3 ATM