WatchTime India curates: 10 super watches for Mother's Day

Still looking for Mother's Day gifts? We have curated a list of 10 best watches to gift on Mother's Day, which you can choose from.

Buying a gift for your mother can be a task, though most will agree that a watch makes for a pretty versatile present. If you are still scrambling for something to give, we have curated a list of 10 best watches to gift on Mother's Day, which you can choose from. The best part: We've put together something for every kind of mom.

For the sporty mom: Tag Heuer Aquaracer

With a water resistance of 200 metres, the Tag Heuer Aquaracer is meant for passionate swimmers. The 30mm watch is available in multiple variants to suit different tastes and preferences - the automatic version gets a smokey black (Ref. WBP2410.BA0622) or blue (Ref. WBP2411.BA0622) mother-of-pearl dial while the quartz black (Ref. WBP1410.BA0622), light blue (Ref. WBP1415.BA0622), or silver sunray (Ref. WBP1411.BA0622) dial with bar hour markers and a 60-minute scale. The watch is finished on a stainless steel bracelet.

For the mom who likes a big dial: Panerai QuarantaQuattro eSteel

Anyone who likes a larger size on their wrist will like the 44 mm Panerai QuarantaQuattro eSteel, which has a strap made of recycled materials. Available in three variants - PAM1287 features a gradient green to black dial, PAM1288 gets a gradient grey dial, and finally the PAM1289, a blue gradient dial - all three variants comes with straps matching the colour of the dial and have a water resistance of 300 metres. For the first time, Panerai has used polished ceramic on the high gloss surface on the unidirectional bezel. Typical to Panerai is the fact that 72g of the Submersible QuarantaQuattro eSteel is made of recycled materials. The collection comes with a date window at 3 o'clock, small seconds subdial at 9 o'clock.

For the mom who likes light-weight watches: IWC Woodland

Ideal for those who prefer a light watch with sophisticated materials, the IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Top Gun edition "WOODLAND" is lighter and harder than steel, and fully scratch-resistant. The 44.5mm case is made of ceramic and the coloured ceramic used for the TOP GUN Pilot's Watches is based on a combination of zirconium oxide and other metallic oxides. With a 60 metres water resistance, the watch can be worn for outdoor activities like water sports or snorkelling. The chronograph comes with a green dial, utilises a matte black Ceratanium screw-down crown and chronograph pushers, and also has a caseback made from Ceratanium.

For the mom who likes colour: Zenith Defy Skyline

The 36mm watch comes with diamond-studded bezel, and a striking, radiant wave pattern ombre dial. In the Zenith Defy Midnight Sunset (Ref 16.9200.670/33.MI001), the dial changes from bright red to deep yellow, giving a dual-tone effect. Zenith's traditional star sits on top of the logo, and the watch gets white diamonds at every hour marker, except at 3 o'clock where the date window is placed. Zenith has collaborated with Nona Source, a start-up under the LVMH group, to introduce a new line of sustainable straps using deadstock fabrics directly from the group's most prestigious fashion and leather goods brands. The watch comes in a special box that is also a storage case for precious items.

For moms who like all things classic: Cartier Tank

The list is incomplete without Cartie, the OG jewellery brand is known for its stupendous pieces meant exclusively for women. The watch  features a  deep black dial renders a splendid contrast. Whether you opt for a small or large case watch, both are available in steel cases, crowns set with a blue synthetic spinel cabochon and are offered on a black alligator leather strap.

For those who'd like something fuss-free: Frederique Constant Classic Ladies Quartz

The new Frederique Constant Classic Ladies Quartz looks feminine and classy in navy blue with an attractive blue/white contrast effect. The mother-of-pearl dial is finished in black steel hands, silver dial with guilloch decoration and Roman numeral hour markers with a date window at 6 o'clock. The watch is completed on a calf leather strap and ensures perfect daily timekeeping without any effort, for almost four years.

For the mom who'd like a jewellery watch: Bulgari Serpenti Misteriosi

In existence since the 1940s, the Serpenti is one of the most famous lines from Bulgari. The Serpenti Misteriosi collection comes in four references - Ref 103559 has a black-lacquered rose gold case; Ref 103560 has a white gold case with green lacquer; Ref 103558 has a rose gold case with diamonds and turquoise inserts; and Ref No103561 has a white gold case and head, set with diamonds. The tongue of the snake opens the mouth that houses the watch dial, indicating the hours and minutes and the crown is set on the caseback. Another USP: The watch features the ridiculously small BVL 100 Piccolissimo movement measuring 12.3mm in diameter, and 2.5mm in thickness.

For the mom who'd like a poetic gift: Jaeger-LeCoultre's Rendez-Vous Star

The beauty of the watch lies in its dial that houses a shooting star. On the blue aventurine dial, the shooting stars appear out of nowhere, at least four to six times per hour. The first layer hides the shooting star when it is inactive and when its activated, the disc spins and sends the star on its curving path across the upper dial. The pink gold case watch comes with a full set diamonds on bezel and lugs.

For the mom who enjoys the details: Grand Seiko 44GS 55th Anniversary Limited Edition

This 36.5mm Ref SBGW289, limited to 1,200 pieces, combines the beauty of a flat dial and a wide opening to let light play its game to makes time viewing an easy-to-read experience. The delicate pink colour dial resembles cherry blossom when covered with snow. There are nine elements that are involved in creating this watch, from the angle of the case to the shape of the 12 o'clock index and the flatness of the dial. When light enters the dial, every part of the case, the hands and hour markers are designed to reflect the minute rays of light and create innumerable combinations of light and shadow.

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For the mom who'd like something unique: Bovet Audrey Sweet Art

The Miss Audrey Sweet Art from Bovet utilises a material that has never been heard of to create a dial - a dial made from sugar crystals. This technology represents innovation in materials and minimalistic creations. The process starts by preparing sugar crystals, combined with special paints and then very carefully applied manually to the dial. The whole process is so delicate that there is no room for error and any step missed will lead to restarting the whole procedure. The 36mm stainless steel watch is handcrafted with diamonds and can be worn as a wristwatch or as a pendant without any tool.

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