Out of the latest timepieces that were launched this year, here are a selection we think will suit the various Mums and mother figures in our lives.
For the fashion forward, fun-loving mum
The unmistakeable Franck Muller Curvex CX collection now includes two new sizes of 30 mm and 33 mm, making it even more wearable for ladies – especially chic Mums who love vivid colours on their wrists. Its uniquely curved case and distinctive contours has been redesigned, with the sapphire crystal extending to the bracelet for greater dial visibility.
The guilloché technique used on the dial was specially developed for the Curvex CX collection and adds even more dimension to the background on which 20 layers of translucent lacquer have been meticulously painted, in addition to the numerals which are subsequently applied by hand.
Besides this fresh pastel green colour, the new Curvex CX Lady is also available in bordeaux, black, white and pastel blue with matching straps. Mums who love out-of-the-ordinary watches with a touch of playfulness are sure to love it.
For The Elegant Mum Who Loves Experimenting
If your Mum loves experimenting with different looks and accessories, you should definitely get her the iconic Cartier Mini Baignoire bangle watch.
Introduced nearly a hundred years ago, the Cartier Baignoire is reminiscent of a bathtub in French. Its design, based on ‘an oval within an oval’, has evolved in terms of dimensions over the years while remaining chic and relevant throughout. Seeing as the modern woman often enjoys wearing an armful of ‘wrist-candy’, the Mini Baignoire functions both as a timeless piece of jewellery, as well as a practical timepiece.
For The Practical, Understated Mum
Well-known for its chronographs, TAG Heuer’s Carrera collection also offers elegant time-only models. For Mums who like their watches simple yet distinct, the new Carrera Date in 36 mm features fresh and colourful dials that are sure to please.
There are four new references in a stainless steel case, all featuring a matching H-shaped bracelet with classic folding clasps.
Besides this unmissable vivid pink dial, the other three variations are presented in sunray-finished blue, pastel green and warm silver dials. The watches sport a racing-inspired design with a raised track and quarter-of-a-second markings around the dial’s periphery, tone-on-tone with the dial’s colour.
The case is only 10 mm thick, with a redesigned crown and refined details, in addition to staying true to the athletic elegance and uncompromising functionality that the Carrera Date series is known for.
For The Bold And Fearless Glamour-Mama
There probably isn’t another timepiece that is anything like the Bvlgari Serpenti Tubogas. The perfect embodiment of jewellery and fine-watchmaking, it was introduced in the 1940s and has been worn most famously by Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor, in addition to many film and fashion icons. The watch’s sinuous form, anchored by a watch face crafted to resemble the head of a serpent, is its signature feature.
Originally created by master craftsmen who meticulously coiled one long wire around a flexible metal blade, Bvlgari has developed a completely new technique to craft its tubogas bracelets. Staying true to what the serpent symbolises – evolution and rebirth, this contemporary technique requires artisans to slot individually-sized links onto the blade and allows an endless freedom of creativity as gemstones can now be set on each link.
Audacious and instantly recognisable, the reborn Serpenti Tubogas of 2023 will be most befitting for the fearless heroines in our lives who are endearingly glamorous in her own right.
For The Adventurous, Free-Living Mum
OMEGA’s Seamaster series is well-known for its connection to the ocean, as well as its highly-precise self-winding chronometer movement. This year, the Seamaster Aqua Terra range welcomes a new range of models in a plethora of colours inspired by natural landscapes.
This 34 mm model features a date window, conical crown and a wave-edged caseback with a flat sapphire crystal. The sun-brushed and lacquered lagoon-green dial is CVD-treated, and has faceted hands coated with 18K Moonshine™ Gold, and Super-LumiNova filled hour-markers shaped like sailboat hulls.
Having anti-magnetic, shock-resistant properties and offering water resistance up to 150m, the new Seamaster Aqua Terra Shades is powered by OMEGA‘s Co-Axial Master Chronometer caliber 8801, which is certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) at the highest industry standard. At 34 mm, it is perfect for sporty Mums with slimmer wrists.