A mother and a child – It’s the most important human relationship. With Mother’s Day just a few days away, there is still time to pick out the perfect bouquet of flowers, write the perfect message on a card and of course, find that all important perfect gift. While it’s hard to imagine any gift that would do justice to the love of a mother, we’re pretty sure that your mum would be thrilled to bits with any one of these exquisite watches. Delicate and beautiful, just like mum, our selection of watches for Mother’s Day makes sure there is something to suit every taste.
BAUME & MERCIER
Pretty sure you remember the promises you made to your mother over the years; from promising to clean your room, to eating your vegetables and getting straight A’s in school. Even though you probably tried really hard to keep every promise, there’s a slim chance you slipped up more times than you should have.
Make it up to mum this Mother’s Day with an unexpected Promesse from Baume & Mercier. The Promesse Moon Phase is the first complicated watch from the brand’s Promesse collection, launched in 2014.
The collection’s signature oval bezel is set with 30 brilliant-cut diamonds arranged as two crescents on either side of the case. Each crescent has 15 diamonds, weighing a total of 0.38 carats.
The blue lacquer dial perfectly complements the moon phase indicator at 12 o’clock and the diamond hour-markers mark 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock as well. The beautiful moon phase indicator displays the phases of the moon surrounded by twinkling stars which creates a poetic picture.
A beautiful blue alligator leather strap completes the look of this watch.
Timelessly elegant, and eternally chic, the Panthère de Cartier is the perfect Mother’s Day gift. First launched in the glamorous 80’s when a lot of our mothers were the belles of every ball, dancing the night away to Saturday Night Fever, the Panthère de Cartier will be a reminder of some of the best days of her life.
An icon of sophistication and quality, the Panthère de Cartier is available in yellow, white or rose gold, and also in white or rose gold with a diamond-set bezel for an extra dose of glitz. There is also a full-diamond-set white gold model and a diamond-set white gold model with black enamel ‘spots’ reminiscent of panther spots. The collection even includes a two-toned steel and yellow gold model, an all-steel entry level model and a limited edition rose gold model with black lacquered links.
The beautiful bracelet, available in a number of metal options to match the material of the case, which comes in a small 22mm or medium 27mm size, encircles the wrist delicately, accessorizing almost any ensemble with ease.
Simple enough for a quick trip to the supermarket, the Panthère de Cartier is luxurious enough to be just as welcome at a lavish black-tie affair.
For those discerning women with a taste for horological complications, a special timepiece from the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendezvous collection would be the perfect gift.
The Rendezvous Tourbillon in white gold is an exceptional example of fine watchmaking coupled with the precision and artistry of the maison’s talented craftsmen.
Feminine, with a touch of oomph, the Rendezvous Tourbillon has a delicate mother-of-pearl dial complemented by a black alligator leather strap. The case sides, bezel and lugs are diamond-set and the dial features a ring of diamonds interspersed with sapphires in the center.
The tourbillon, set at 6 o’clock is also encircled by a ring of diamonds and sapphires, generating a glamourous image and harmoniously working alongside the blue Arabic numeral hour markers.
Powered by Jaeger-LeCoultre’s in-house mechanical calibre 978 automatic movement, the Rendezvous Tourbillon has a power reserve of approximately 45 hours, and thanks to the delicate mechanism of the tourbillon is resistant to the negative effects of gravity, which makes this timepiece not just a work of art, but an exceptionally accurate horological masterpiece as well.
Every young girl, has at some point said ‘When I grow up, I want to be just like my mum’, and there is no better embodiment of that quiet grace, elegance, charm and dignity that we all want to emulate, than the new watches in Longines’ appropriately named Elegant collection.
Inspired by the enviable quality of excellence that the brand holds so dear, the Elegant collection with its new blue coloured dials and straps in either leather or stainless steel make a gift that mothers everywhere would wear with pride.
Available in a range of sizes including smaller 25mm and larger 39mm dials, the Elegant collection caters to classy matriarchs from all walks of life.
Made for those ladies who prefer things a little simpler, the watches in the Elegant collection feature either applied hour indexes or diamond hour markers on the sunray-blue dial. Rhodium plated hands indicate the hours, minutes and seconds, and the date is displayed at 3 o’clock.
Powered by Longines’ in-house automatic movement, the new Elegant collection seamlessly transforms from day-to-night, complementing day-to-day workwear and evening finery with equal aplomb.
Quintessentially feminine, with a subtle sophistication that paints a striking picture on any wrist, Omega’s new Trésor collection of watches for women are a fitting addition to a modern wardrobe.
Available in stainless steel or 18K Sedna rose gold, in either 36mm or 39mm and with a dizzying array of dial and strap colours, there is a Trésor watch to suit every mother’s personal style and taste.
The round case features diamond paving along the top right and bottom left curves, and a diamond is set into the crown as well. The dial has transferred or embossed, oversized Roman numeral hour-markers and a specially mirrored case back.
The case back is engraved with 5 intersecting Omega symbols, which form an exquisite flower pattern. The mirrored case back also serves as a practical accessory for a busy mum on-the-go!
Choose from a chic black, classy taupe-brown, elegant white, stylish blue, glamourous opaline silver or opulent mother-of-pearl dial with a choice of leather of fabric strap, and bring an extra-special touch to every Mother’s Day breakfast table.
Delicate mother-of-pearl butterflies adorn the entirely diamond-paved dial of this new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31mm. Crafted from Everose gold, the watch boasts a diamond-set bezel and is seated on Rolex’s patented President bracelet, also in Everose gold. The bracelet features both polished finishing on the center links and a satin-brushed effect on the outer links to create a striking visual effect.
262 diamonds cover the 18K pink gold dial of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31mm and the 18K pink gold central hands indicate the hours, minutes and seconds. The date is displayed at 3 o’clock through Rolex’s signature cyclops window and the stop-seconds function ensures precise setting of the time.
Rolex’s waterproof Oyster case is a fitting symbol of the resilience and sturdiness under extreme pressure that defines any mother, and the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31mm is powered by the brand’s in-house manufacture 2236 self-winding mechanical movement.
A collectible, classic watch with a touch of feminine whimsy, this one would make the ideal gift for a free-spirited mother who loves the finer things in life!
For the fashion-conscious mother who is always on the go! TAG Heuer’s new Aquaracer Lady is a sports watch with an abundance of finesse.
The steel case measures 32mm in diameter and surrounds a striking mother-of-pearl dial in black or an iridescent natural white. The steel bezel has 12-facets and the central hands are coated with a luminescent material, increasing legibility underwater and in the dark, and adding to the sporty-chic look of the timepiece.
Available with baton-style markers, or, for those with a penchant for all things sparkly, 11 1.40mm diamonds totaling 0.11 carats to mark the hours, the Aquaracer Lady transitions smoothly from the tennis court to the sundown soiree.
The watch is powered by TAG Heuer’s in-house automatic caliber 9 movement and marks the hours, minutes and seconds. The dial features a date window with a magnifier at 3 o’clock. Water-resistant up to 300m, the Aquaracer Lady is perfect for a mum who must dive into the deep end and solve a crisis.
Fitted elegantly on a steel bracelet, with both brushed and polished links, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Lady is a gift that any mother would be proud to show-off.
This list of beautiful timepieces is the only shopping catalogue you need to make mum smile just a little bit wider as she unties the bow on her perfect present this weekend.