The chronokeep is a complex bit of a technological marvel used in commonplace in more industrialized societies. In the wake of the rise of steam magitech which revolutionized just about all aspects of life keeping personal track of time became more prominent, important and common. In order to match this demand the chronokeep was created. A device that is a combination of what appears to be a pocketwatch with hands for hours, minutes and seconds, in the back face of it there is a mini magical display that shows what day of the month, week and year.
This display is the result of bound miniature illusions powered by a combination of steam, a small scale hourglass attached to the side of the apparatus and magic. The magic itself is a binding of tiny fire and water elementals to the contraption to create steam which in turn powers the hourglass and that in turn keeps track of time. From there an array of mechanical timekeeping is employed to do the rest. The hourglass is set beside the pocketwatch and rotates parallel to the rest of the device. The back and front of the watch itself can be opened using hinges set at the 6th hour of the day allowing it to stand on its own. This also allows for easy access at the mechanisms and bound elementals should anything need tuning.
Culturally significant as they were originally a symbol of citizenry in the kingdom of Apreau. Each one engraved with symbols representative of standing and profession/title in the kingdom on the front face of the cover. On the back cover the person's name, birthdate, and death date, where appropriate, would be engraved.