Mother’s Day 2021: Colourful Watches to Gift Mummy Dearest
This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day, and it's time—literally—to pay tribute to and shower some affection on the most important woman of your life.
The six watches in our list below will appeal to every type of mother, ranging from the young working mum to the sassy female entrepreneur, who manages her company as well as her household.
But the common thread between them is that they are bright and colourful, quite unlike the classic timepieces in the usual shades of brown and black. Thanks to the clever use of colour, these wristwatches exude an air of youthful vigour, adding a touch of unique difference that Mummy dearest will approve of.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36
It's impossible not to like this Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36, which debuted this year. There are brilliant-cut diamonds encrusted on its Oyster case—crafted out of 18 ct yellow gold—bezel and dial. Its index hour markers and Roman numerals VI and IX appliques are in coral-coloured enamel, which matches the colour of the alligator leather strap. With the Day-Date widely known as the “presidents’ watch”, it only makes sense to gift the head of the family this variant on Mother's Day.
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Chanel J12 Electro Dream
Limited to only 55 pieces worldwide, the Chanel J12 Electro Dream timepiece is every cool mum's dream watch. The full-black look is accentuated by the 46 baguette-cut rainbow sapphires on its bezel as well as the 12 other baguette-cut rainbow sapphires on the matte black dial. Match this watch with a white T-shirt, slim-cut black jeans and Perfecto jacket—armed with a complete badass attitude, of course.
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Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra
If your mum is the gentle and quiet sort, then this Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra from 2021 will speak to her. With the use of stainless steel and Omega's in-house gold alloy, Sedna gold, this watch is a balance between work and play. Coupled with its pink wave-embossed dial, 11 marquise-cut ruby hour-markers as well as its shimmering read leather strap, it is ultra-feminine and is a worthy selection for your mother.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Precious Flowers
This Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One is perfect for the mother, who is into the arts and crafts. As part of a set of four exclusive creations, the watches allow the brand's Métiers Rares (rare handcrafts) workshop to showcase their skills in the art of decoration. Our particular favourite is this fully diamond-set model in pink gold featuring purple arums. Symbolising charm and passion, the flowers, are enamelled together with their leaves onto a snow-set case background. The floral art and diamonds envelope the caseback, case-sides and bezel—testament to the artisans' high level of handiwork.
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Breitling Chronomat Automatic 36 South Sea
According to Breitling, the Chronomat Automatic 36 South Sea collection targets the "more fashion-forward women of action, purpose, and style". This means the capsule collection will speak to the modern independent woman. Its special lacquered dials come in beige, midnight blue, and mint green with matching alligator straps. We would plump for this particular one with the beige dial and strap, which is extremely versatile. The diamond-set hour markers and cocktail-hued gem-set bezels will add a touch of style and sophistication to Mummy's every outfit.
Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref 4997/200G_001
The Patek Philippe Ref. 4897 Calatrava ladies’ watch is for the mother, who is all for timelessness and adores icons. Launched in 2009, the watch wowed women the world over with its classic design and multiple colour executions—it featured shades of brown, night blue, crème and silvery grey. But this year, the watchmaker ups the ante with a new version of the watch that comes in a larger 35mm case. Its beautiful midnight blue dial is the result of hours of work—first with concentric waves guilloched on the base before coating with consecutive layers of a translucent night blue lacquer. The bezel is set with 76 brilliant-cut diamonds to lend the watch an even more sophisticated touch.