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Mothers' Day - A symphony of colours for mums everywhere

Mothers' Day A symphony of colours for mums everywhere

Yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, midnight blue, sky blue, green, brown and multicoloured... We bring you a selection of ten watches for a very colourful Mothers’ Day.

By Michèle Brunner and Cloé Mugny

Hublot – Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Sapphire

For mothers who prefer not to be bound by convention, the bright yellow sapphire case and rubber strap of this Hublot watch are an opportunity to demonstrate their independence. For several years, Hublot has been developing ultra-strong sapphire cases, using cutting-edge manufacturing technologies to produce different colours. The sunny yellow hue enhances the transparency of the sapphire which, in combination with a skeleton movement, creates a lightness that is more than just aesthetic, given that the watch weighs not much more than 100 grams.

Une symphonie de couleurs pour les mamans

Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Sapphire © Hublot

Movement: automatic skeletonised HUB4700
Power reserve: 50 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph
Case: yellow sapphire, 42 mm
Dial: sapphire crystal

Glashütte Original - Sixties Date Panorama

Orange, a warm colour, is traditionally considered to be stimulating and dynamic, even provocative. And yet the way the watch dial is graded from yellow to dark red tones down any loudness and excludes all accusations of bad taste. The other characteristic of the dial is the relief pattern produced in Glashütte Original’s dial factory using tools and techniques that date back to the 1960s. The technical expertise continues inside the watch, with a self-winding manufacture movement whose beautiful finishes can be admired from the back.

Une symphonie de couleurs pour les mamans

Sixties Date Panorama 2019 Edition © Glashütte Original

Movement: automatic Calibre 39-47
Power reserve: 40 hours
Functions: central hours, minutes and seconds, Panorama Date
Case: stainless steel, 42 mm
Dial: graduated orange embossed varnish

Omega – De Ville Trésor 125th Anniversary Edition

While some women prefer not to tell anyone their age, this special edition De Ville Trésor created for the 125th anniversary of Omega proudly displays its vintage. Its beating heart, nestled within an 18k yellow gold case with matching hands and indices, pays tribute to the historic 19-line calibre, the brand’s first Master Chronometer movement. The dial, which appears for the first time in Omega’s intense red enamel, takes pride of place. The striking colour is repeated on the alligator strap. This watch in the colour of love, with its sumptuous mix of tradition and modernity. will leave your mother in no doubt as to your feelings about her. 

A symphony of colours for mums everywhere

De Ville Trésor 125th Anniversary Edition © Omega

Movement: hand-wound calibre Omega Master Chronometer 8929
Power reserve: 72 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds.
Case: 18 karat yellow gold, 40 mm
Dial: red enamel

Carl F. Bucherer – Patravi ChronoDate

When a sports-inspired chronograph comes in pastel pink with diamonds, in a diameter of 40 mm, a female wrist is clearly its most appropriate setting. But it’s technically uncompromising despite the elegance; the mechanical calibre provides comprehensive timekeeping and peerless precision. The large date and two cutout hands filled with SuperLuminova are eminently practical features for a watch that offers a great deal more than just a pretty face.

Une symphonie de couleurs pour les mamans

Patravi ChronoDate © Carl F. Bucherer

Movement: automatic, CFB 1956
Power reserve: 42 hours
Functions: chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds, date
Case: steel, 40 mm, 56 brilliant-cut diamonds
Dial: mother-of-pearl, 8 brilliant-cut diamond indices

Bulgari – Serpenti Incantati

This brand new release from Bulgari’s Serpenti range is part of a capsule collection focusing on amethyst. This purple quartz crystal is said to combat stress and promote balance and serenity. It would make a beautiful gift for your mother, particularly when such a fabulous shape is combined with the official Colour of the Year for 2019. The stylised snake draped around the watch is set with diamonds, and its triangular head made of amethyst echoes the 33 stones around the dial. The matching mauve hands and alligator strap add their own supporting voices to this jewellery watch in rose gold.

Une symphonie de couleurs pour les mamans

Serpenti Incantati © Bulgari

Movement: Bulgari customised quartz
Functions: hours, minutes
Case: 18k rose gold, 37 mm, diamonds and amethysts
Dial: brilliant-cut snow-set diamonds

Girard-Perregaux – Cat’s Eye Plum Blossom Aventurine

The midnight blue of aventurine glass (also called simply “aventurine”), flecked with sparkling inclusions, is an ideal material for a watch intended to evoke a sense of mystery, depth and poetry. And the deep blue is indeed beautiful. The gilt plum blossom on the dial combines poetry with engineering, since it plays the role of small seconds register. The depth of the blue, the warmth of the rose gold and the clarity of the diamonds, combined with the highly feminine oval shape characteristic of the Cat’s Eye make this watch a supremely refined example of the watchmaker’s art.

Une symphonie de couleurs pour les mamans

Cat's Eye Plum Blossom Aventurine © Girard-Perregaux

Movement: automatic calibre GP03300-0149/0150
Power reserve:  46 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds
Case: pink gold, 35.40 mm x 30.40 mm, diamonds
Dial: aventurine

Patek Philippe – Calatrava Haute Joaillerie (Ref. 4899/901G)

A vision in pink since its launch in 2017, this year the Calatrava Haute Joaillerie takes on a sumptuous blue livery that glitters with icy fire. The white gold case is set with brilliant-cut diamonds sprinkled with brilliant-cut sapphires in different shades of blue. The upper part of the dial features a magnificent feather motif carved by hand from mother-of-pearl, while the lower part becomes an extension of the case, with its flamboyant background of snow-set diamonds and blue sapphires. This jewellery watch in shades of blue, a true work of art on the wrist, is fitted with a matt lavender blue alligator strap. It’s sure to light up any mother’s eyes.

A symphony of colours for mums everywhere

Calatrava Haute Joaillerie © Patek Philippe

Movement: ultra-thin self-winding calibre 240
Power reserve: 48 hours
Functions: hours, minutes
Case: white gold, 35.8 mm, set with 185 diamonds (~ 1.14 ct) and 18 blue sapphires (~ 2.03 ct)
Dial: carved mother-of-pearl set with 98 diamonds (~ 0.23 ct) and 89 blue sapphires (~ 0.28 ct)

Chopard – L’Heure du Diamant

Created by Caroline Scheufele, co-president and artistic director of Chopard, the L’Heure du Diamant collection, which already features a wide range of different references, was expanded this year with three new versions complete with dials made of semi-precious stones. One of them features a black-veined malachite dial with matching green leather strap. The white gold watch is embellished with jewellery accents in the form of brilliant-cut diamonds set closely around the bezel with a crown setting.

A symphony of colours for mums everywhere

L'Heure du Diamant © Chopard

Movement: Chopard automatic 09.01-C
Power reserve: 42 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds
Case: 18k white gold
Dial: malachite

Louis Vuitton – Tambour Monogram

Louis Vuitton took its first steps in the world of watchmaking with the Tambour watch, which gave rise to an entire collection. What could be more appropriate than to give this watch, the watch that started everything, as a thank you to the person who gave us life and helped us to take our first steps in the world? Available in three sizes to suit every wrist, this new version of the iconic model embodies the brand’s signature codes. Embellished with the Monogram motif from the dial to the strap, the Tambour Icons models are the perfect way harmonising any outfit with the brand’s clothing, handbags and luggage.

A symphony of colours for mums everywhere

Tambour Monogram © Louis Vuitton

Movement: quartz
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds
Case: stainless steel, 28 mm / 34 mm / 39.5 mm
Dial: grained, Monogram motif
Strap: Monogram fabric, interchangeable thanks to Louis Vuitton’s patented system

More about the Tambour Monogram models

Schwarz Etienne – Ode to the 70’s

After the “Ode to spring” series dedicated to bees, Schwarz Etienne changes direction with the latest multicoloured model decorated with the universally recognised peace symbol. In homage to this colourful era, the dial is decorated with brightly coloured grand feu enamel produced using the cloisonné and champlevé enamelling techniques. In a nod to the ubiquitous 1970s bell-bottom jeans, the strap is made of denim with splashes of colour. Perhaps the watch’s flying tourbillon is an invitation to relive the days of Flower Power?

A symphony of colours for mums everywhere

Ode to the 70's © Schwarz Etienne


Movement: automatic flying tourbillon with micro-rotor, made by Schwarz Etienne
Functions: hours, minutes, micro-rotor, flying tourbillon
Case: 18k white gold, 44 mm
Dial: 18k white gold, cloisonné and champlevé grand feu enamel, micro-rotor with lacquered peace symbol in four different colours, inscribed “Peace & Love” and “Ode to the 70’s”
Limited edition: 23 pieces

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