As Mothering Sunday fast approaches, we pick out six of the best watches to buy for the mum in your life and make sure she feels truly spoiled
Every year, mums, stepmums and grandmothers up and down the country are showered with cards and flowers on Mothering Sunday.
It’s not that flowers and cards aren’t wonderful gifts but perhaps more of us should consider presenting the mother figure in our lives with something more substantial when Mother’s Day comes around on Sunday, March 6.
So let’s make this the year when we properly show our appreciation for our mums with the gift of a stunning new watch from Goldsmiths. We’ve picked out some of our favourite pieces to suit every taste and budget.
Luxury Swiss watch brand Baume & Mercier launched its stunning Promesse range a couple of years ago and it has already become a firm favourite among those ladies who appreciate high-quality, beautiful-looking watches.
The great thing is that there is a watch to suit every taste in the collection – from simple 18-carat pink gold watches to those dripping with diamonds – so you’re sure to find something your mum will love.
This particular model features a glistening stainless steel 30mm case and bracelet, silver-coloured guilloche dial with matching silver Roman numerals and a top-quality quartz movement.
For those mums who like a little bit of sparkle on their watch, the Noemia by Swiss watch brand Raymond Weil is the obvious choice. The 24mm stainless steel case houses a stunning white mother-of-pearl dial and 10 dazzling diamond hour markers.
The attention to detail doesn’t stop there, either: the crown is topped with a stunning midnight blue lacquer – a lavish touch which further enhances the Noemia’s elegance.
It’s sure to make any mother feel very special, while understated enough to be suitable for everyday wear.
Swarovski Ladies’ Crystalline Oval
‘All that glitters is gold’ goes the saying, but in the case of the Swarovski Crystalline Oval watch, it’s more a case of ‘all that glitters is approximately 1,700 clear Swarovski crystals’! These fill the watch’s unique outer ring and complement the PVD rose gold plated case.
Perfect for the style-conscious mum, this watch is just as much a piece of stunning jewellery as it is a glamorous timepiece. The unique oval-shaped case also features a rose gold-coloured dial, rose gold-tone hour markers and the iconic Swarovski swan logo at 12 o’clock. And it’s all presented on a beautifully soft light grey calfskin strap.
Is your mum a label lover? Then Gucci’s G-Gucci watch is what you should buy to make sure she feels thoroughly spoiled this Mother’s Day – or, if you’re a mother, why not treat yourself?
Featuring a case shaped to look like the familiar Gucci ‘G’, this bracelet-style watch will add an element of high fashion to any outfit. It also features a white mother-of-pearl dial, three diamond dot hour markers and, keeping things ticking, a quartz movement.
Emporio Armani Ladies’ watch
This sophisticated timepiece from Emporio Armani marries classic good looks to an emerging watch trend – with stunning results.
The large 32mm round case and delicate metal bracelet is understated and will not date, while the stainless steel and PVD rose plated bicolour design reflects one of the hottest watch trends. You can read more about watch materials here.
It’s water-resistant to 50m too, so your mum won’t have to worry if she accidentally leaves it on in the shower.
When it comes to great design, the secret is to keep things simple – and Skagen has demonstrated its mastery of simple, unadulterated elegance with the contemporary-looking Holst watch.
It features a rose gold stainless steel 34mm case and Skagen’s trademark woven-style metal bracelet. The unusual black dial completes the urban vibe, making it the perfect choice for any modern fashionista mums out there.