Gifts for Mother’s Day
Mothering Sunday – the one day aside from Christmas and birthdays that warrants a card and a box of chocolates. But if we really think about it, the countless taxi rides, cooked dinners, packed lunches, fresh bedsheets, hours of advisory chats and the unwavering unconditional support all add up. Perhaps 2016 can be the year we go the extra mile: let’s be honest – mum has probably earned it.
Whilst protests of “honestly darling, I really don’t want anything special” may ring through households the nation over, your mum is just like anyone else – and everyone loves getting presents. Whilst gifting a Swiss watch on Mother’s Day commands a bigger investment pocket side, it’s a small price to pay for a big token of appreciation. Face it – you’ve been a financial drain on your parents since day 1. A bunch of last minute petrol station flowers does not make up for this.
As a nice midpoint between the worlds of fashion and haute horlogerie, the Gucci Diamantissima is a perfect choice for mama dearest. An all-black dial and luxury leather strap avoids tedium territory with a rosegold case and the now iconic Gucci quilted pattern throughout. The Diamantissima also features a Ronda quartz movement (nothing to be sniffed at), water resistance to 50 metres and an ardillon buckle. Simple, but by no means insipid.
Unlike many other manufactures, Baume & Mercier has always held women’s watches in high regard – and it shows. By offering more than a token gesture to womenkind, Baume & Mercier has crafted watches that your mum will actually want: case in point, the Linea. Offering an interchangeable leather strap, scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass and Arabic numerals to the dial, this small yet classic piece will sate even the pickiest of appetites.
The Dolce Vita collection was created with the more style-inclined lady in mind – whilst classic, simplistic pieces always sit well on the wrist, a more statement alternative is always welcome. A rectangular dial is finished with smooth lines and rounded edges in addition to a steel bracelet and butterfly clasp.
As arguably London’s biggest export (aside from real estate to overseas investors), Burberry is a surefire way of gifting a watch that holds as much brand kudos as it does craftsmanship. Unless your mother is a burgeoning horophile, it’s unlikely she’ll be doting upon a Vacheron Constantin Historiques. To that end, this incredibly classic Burberry The City fits the bill – nude dial, nude strap and rosegold case. What more could you ask for?
A unique design that Jaeger-LeCoultre innovated in 1931, the Reverso is art-deco inspired and combines an exquisite contemporary design with pure geometric shapes to culminate in a pretty special watch. Whilst good old Jaeger is up there with the horological heavyweights, this traditional watch is by no means stuffy and offsets luxurious excess with a crisp white throughout.