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Mother Dear, We Love You to the Moon and Back

Franck Muller Cartier Zenith Chopard Blancpain Montblanc At Cortina Watch

Look no further for that special moonphase watch to tell Mum how much you love her this Mother’s Day.

For the longest time, the moon has been envisioned as female, while the sun, male. In countless poetry, the moon has been likened to a maternal figure – sometimes partially hidden from view, but never once not watching over Earth with its constant and reassuring presence.

Interestingly, the moonphase complication also happens to be one of the watch complications that is most favoured by females. One of the main reasons we know, is because of its aesthetic appeal, as the moonphase display is a wonderful platform for watch brands to exercise their creativity and interpret the moon and its related celestial elements, such as the stars and night sky, in a plethora of styles.

We also feel that moonphase watches are one of the best ways you could convey your love and gratitude to Mum this Mother’s Day. Tell Mum that you love her to the moon and back, and thank her for being an unwavering source of strength, faith and support – just like the moon.

Here are some of our recommendations for beautiful moonphase watches suitable for various personality types:

Franck Muller Vanguard Lady Moonphase V 32 SC AT FO L D (NR) at Cortina Watch

Franck Muller Vanguard Lady Moonphase

Presented in the instantly-recognisable Vanguard case, this watch uses integrated straps to maintain and extend the curves of this unique tonneau-shaped case. Its dial, stamped with a sun-patterned guilloché, is painted with 20 layers of translucent lacquer and decorated with numerals painted and applied by hand.

Festooned with more than 300 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling more than 4 carats, Franck Muller’s Vanguard Lady Moonphase is driven by an automatic movement offering 40 hours of power reserve.

Ballon Bleu de Cartier WSBB0029 at Cortina Watch

Ballon Bleu de Cartier

For the Mother who prefers bolder designs, Cartier’s Ballon Bleu in 37mm presents a slightly unconventional aesthetic compared to most other moonphase watches. Driven by an automatic movement, its signature balloon-like blue cabochon crown and integrated crown protector are aligned with the moonphase indicator – contemporary, elegant, and full of character at the same time.

Zenith Elite Lady Moonphase 03 2320 692 80 M2320 at Cortina Watch

Zenith Elite Lady Moonphase

Presented with a gleaming white mother-of-pearl dial, is the Zenith Elite Lady Moonphase. Featuring an ultra-thin case measuring 9.10mm, this elegantly svelte timepiece is powered by the brand’s signature Elite high-frequency automatic movement, which boasts a reliable power reserve of at least 50 hours, as well as optimal precision.

Its discreet and versatile design is sure to be loved by Mums who appreciate understated and fuss-free watches.

Chopard Imperiale Moonphase 384246 1002 at Cortina Watch

Chopard Imperiale Moonphase

Made entirely of aventurine, the dial of this Imperiale Moonphase is Chopard’s interpretation of the mesmerising night sky, spangled gloriously with stars. In addition to the moon, the central portion displays the 5 prominent northern hemisphere constellations. Powered by the Chopard 96.25-C in-house automatic movement, it is adorned with 3.01 carats of diamonds and features a 36mm case made of ethical white gold.

Blancpain Villeret Women Date & Moonphase 6126 2987 55B at Cortina Watch

Blancpain Villeret Women Date & Moonphase

One of the unique features of Blancpain’s moonphase watches is the moon itself. It is characterised by a beauty spot at the corner of the moon’s smiling mouth, a fashionable form of facial adornment in the 18th century. The moon on the watch appears through an aperture at 6 o’clock, while the date is indicated by a hand with a red half-moon at its tip, which points to corresponding markers on the periphery of the dial.

This 33mm timepiece is fitted with an automatic movement.

Montblanc Boheme Day & Night 114730 at Cortina Watch

Montblanc Bohème Day & Night

Coupled with a refined guilloché dial, it offers a day/night indicator that allows the wearer to know simply with a glance, regardless of day or night. During the day, the crescent-shaped aperture shows the sun against a pale blue sky, while at night, the smiling moon appears together with stars and a dark blue sky. It has a case size of 34mm and is powered by an automatic movement.

Drop by the nearest boutique to pick up a new moonphase watch this Mother’s Day.