Still searching for an unbeatable Mother's Day gift that will make you the favourite child? You can't go wrong with splurging on a beautiful timepiece that she'll be wearing for decades. Click through below for our selection of new women's watches from Baselworld 2017 that will make the perfect present for your mum.
Breguet Tradition Dame in rose gold
Breguet has steadily expanded its exceptional Tradition Dame collection since its launch two years ago. On this occasion, it adds a version in rose gold. Overlapping with its rose-engraved barrel at 12 o’clock is a mother-of-pearl dial adorned with clous de paris engraving, and on its bezel 68 brilliant-cut diamonds.
Longines Flagship Heritage—60th Anniversary 1957-2017
Longines has created a limited anniversary version of the Flagship watch to mark the model’s 60th year. Brand ambassador Kate Winslet chose the face of the watch, inspired by a vintage piece displayed at the watchmaker’s Saint-Imier headquarters. The timepiece comes in steel, yellow gold or rose gold.
Omega Speedmaster 38mm
There’s a new member of Omega’s much-loved Speedmaster collection, and it’s a looker. The Speedmaster 38mm is more refined and has been given a nice cappuccino dial. Its case is made from a combination of stainless steel and 18K Sedna gold, complemented by a bezel of pavé diamonds and a tachymeter scale. A taupe leather strap is the perfect finishing touch.
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon Mother-of-Pearl
This beautiful piece sees mother-of-pearl introduced to the Grand Seconde collection, an iconic line inspired by the pocket watch created by the brand’s founder, Pierre Jaquet-Droz, in 1784. The Grande Seconde Tourbillon Mother-of-Pearl timepiece comes with a 39mm red-gold case set with diamonds, and promises an impressive seven days of power reserve.
Dior V111 Grand Bal Plissé Ruban
With a generous helping of white diamonds, a dash of pink and a metallic finish, the new 36mm Dior V111 Grand Bal Plissé Ruban is as delicate as it is edgy. Its automatic movement features a functional rotor that is placed on the dial instead of at the back. Every bit a Dior piece, the rotor has been set with yellow-gold plates and diamonds to make it look like a pleated petticoat interlaced with a silky ribbon.
Chanel Première Camélia Skeleton
After presenting the Monsieur de Chanel, which houses the brand’s first manufacture movement, last year, the maison has put its second in-house calibre in a stunning women’s watch—the Première Camélia Skeleton. At 28.5 x 37mm, the sophisticated Première comes with a bezel set with 42 baguette and 52 brilliant-cut diamonds, and its skeletonised dial features 246 brilliant-cut diamonds.
Harry Winston Avenue Classic Cherry Blossom
Using diamonds and pink sapphires, Harry Winston captures the ephemeral beauty of cherry blossoms on the mother-of-pearl dial of its new Avenue Classic Cherry Blossom timepiece. The charming scene is framed by a diamond-set case whose shape is patterned after the facade of the brand’s flagship salon on New York’s Fifth Avenue.
Hermès Cape Cod
Vibrancy has been added to the brand’s Cape Cod collection with new colours for its dial and leather straps. This year, the lacquered dials come in subtly graded shades of red and brown. Straps, on the other hand, are available in indigo blue, graphite matt or black matt alligator leather. At the heart of the piece is the manufacture Hermès H1912 movement.
Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle
Corum presents a more refined and design-oriented version of its classic Golden Bridge, with the dial and movement given a more geometric, art-deco vibe. Complementing the case and movement are elaborate gold microstructures in the form of Roman numerals that are suspended and sandwiched between Corum’s signature bridge movement.
Franck Muller Cintrée Curvex
Franck Muller has added a new model of their iconic Cintrée Curvex, sold exclusively in Asia. The dial features classic appliqué relief numbers, with the number eight set with diamonds. A beautiful map of Asia is engraved on the back of the watchpiece, complementing the delicate diamond case and hand-sewn alligator strap.
(Photos courtesy of respective brands)