FOSSIL ANNOUNCES ONE-OF-A-KIND WILLY WONKA COLLECTION—REIMAGINING ICONIC ELEMENTS OF THE ORIGINAL FILM IN AN ELEVATED ACCESSORIES CAPSULE
Sydney, Australia – Fossil, in partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products, is excited to introduce a delicious, one-of-a-kind collection, inspired by the imaginative world of Willy Wonka. Just like the legendary candymaker, Fossil celebrates being authentic to all the parts of yourself—even the outlandish ones—with this whimsical capsule of watches, leather goods and jewellery paying homage to iconic elements of the original film. The Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory x Fossil collection launches globally on December 5, in anticipation of the release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ big screen holiday spectacle, “Wonka.”
"We are thrilled to pay tribute to Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory—a beloved, nostalgic story that has connected people across generations,” says Melissa Lowenkron, Chief Brand Officer of Fossil. “We’re proud that our collection has honoured the whimsy and adventure of this classic film, with a modern, elevated design aesthetic.”
Willy Wonka x Fossil launches with two limited-edition watches on the bestselling Carraway and Raquel platforms. With a dimensional chocolate bar-inspired dial, the limited-edition Wonka Bar Carraway set features a caseback etched with an official Golden Ticket and is packaged with both a brilliant bracelet and a chocolate bar-inspired silicone strap. Inspired by the film’s famous lickable wallpaper, the Raquel watch lends a little joy and a lot of color to any look with a leather fruit pattern strap and a memorable quote from the film etched on the caseback. Each watch is presented in exclusive packaging, inspired by a chocolate bar in an iconic Willy Wonka wrapper, with an official certificate of authenticity—designed to look just like your very own Golden Ticket.
The collection also features two stunning, hand-beaded handbags and a Golden Ticket keyfob. The impeccably crafted chocolate bar clutch is designed with a slim silhouette, while the hand-beaded fruit bag pays tribute to Willy Wonka’s famous lickable wallpaper in a second bold clutch silhouette. The hand-beaded design follows the iconic fruit pattern, and the silhouette can be worn in multiple ways with a removable chain. Each handbag features an official certificate of authenticity.
Willy Wonka x Fossil also features special-edition jewelry pieces, including a statement signet ring presenting a mini Willy Wonka Golden Ticket atop the design. This is accompanied with a studs set, necklace and bracelet featuring the colourful, fruit-shaped crystals recalling the
lickable wallpaper, as well as a faceted crystal pendant filled with floating clear crystals and a tiny bottle inspired by the iconic Fizzy Lifting Drink. Like the watches, the jewellery pieces are presented in exclusive chocolate bar-inspired packaging with an official certificate of authenticity.
Visit Fossil.com and select Fossil retail stores to shop Willy Wonka x Fossil beginning December 4, and follow @Fossil to stay up to date on future launches.
“Wonka” is set to open in theatres and in IMAX internationally beginning 6 December 2023 and in North America on December 15, 2023; it will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.
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About Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products (WBDGCP), part of Warner Bros. Discovery Global Brands, Franchises, and Experiences, extends the company's powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBDGCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on award-winning toy, fashion, home décor and publishing programs inspired by the biggest franchises from Warner Bros.' film, television, animation, and games studios, HBO, Discovery, DC, Cartoon Network, HGTV, Eurosport, Adult Swim, and more. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, and promotional partnerships, WBDGCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organisations in the world.
From Paul King, writer/director of the “Paddington” films, David Heyman, producer of “Harry Potter,” “Gravity,” “Fantastic Beasts” and “Paddington,” and producers Alexandra Derbyshire (the “Paddington” films, “Jurassic World: Dominion”) and Luke Kelly (“Roald Dahl’s The Witches”), comes an intoxicating mix of magic and music, mayhem and emotion, all told with fabulous heart and humour: “Wonka.” Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, this irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, chock-full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time—proving that the best things in life begin with a dream, and if you’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible. Starring alongside Chalamet are Calah Lane, Keegan-Michael Key, Paterson Joseph, Matt Lucas, Mathew Baynton, Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter, with Oscar winner Olivia Colman and Hugh Grant. The film also stars Natasha Rothwell, Rich Fulcher, Rakhee Thakrar, Tom Davis and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith.
Simon Farnaby & Paul King wrote the screenplay, based on a story by King and characters created by Roald Dahl. Michael Siegel, Cate Adams, Rosie Alison and Tim Wellspring are serving as executive producers. King’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Chung-Hoon Chung, Oscar-nominated production designer Nathan Crowley, editor Mark Everson, Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming and composer Joby Talbot. Neil Hannon of the band The Divine Comedy is writing original songs for the film. Warner Bros. Pictures Presents, in Association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Heyday Films Production, a Paul King Confection, “Wonka,” set to open in theatres and in IMAX internationally beginning 6 December 2023 and in North America on December 15, 2023; it will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.