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What to Look for in a Watch for Mother's Day

April 15th, 2022

Watches make for a great gift. These gorgeous works of art and engineering marvels make for a useful and fashionable accessory. Their intriguing design makes them visually appealing while their time-telling abilities allow them to be helpful tools. Watchmakers make a breathtaking variety of watches that each exhibits its own unique style, aesthetic, and functionality. A watch can perfectly embellish the tastes and priorities of the wearer. This makes them an excellent, personalized gift. Here’s a guide to what to look for during your search to find the perfect watch for the moms in your life this Mother’s Day.

Complications: Features and Functions

Watches can do much more than tell the hours and minutes. They can also show which phase the moon is in, what day of the week it is, provide stopwatch functionality, and much more. These are known as “complications,” likely originating from when all watches had hand-crafted gears and wheels to make the watch tick.

For some people complications are absolutely necessary. Runners and swimmers will love the chronograph, which can help them time their speed. People who work remotely will appreciate the GMT complication, which keeps track of multiple time zones. This IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot sports complications like a perpetual calendar, moonphase, and day-date to ensure that the mom wearing this piece will never be late.

Construction: Materials and More

The materials of a watch directly affect the watch’s role in one’s wardrobe. If the motherly recipient likes to express their femininity in all its forms, rose gold is an excellent choice. Its pink hue is delightful and celebrated for its warm tone. If that same person desires a watch for practical reasons, it may not be the best choice. Rose gold is delicate and vulnerable to corrosion.

If you are after durability, it’s advised to opt for a carbon fiber or stainless steel case with a silicone, NATO fabric, or rubber strap. This Breitling Superocean Automatic 36 has an exquisite, bold white hue. Its rubber band and stainless steel case guarantee that it can withstand the elements.

Style: Spectacular or Subtle

Plenty of watches are each designed for different occasions and individuals. When buying a timepiece for someone, consider the type of clothing they tend to wear. Do they reach for the elaborate, spectacular coat or the elegant, minimalist black dress? Note that women can wear more than just women’s watches – men’s watches are perfectly capable of looking stylish and gorgeous on a woman as well.

Some people take the unique approach by opting for more eccentric and unconventional pieces. This Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye is an exquisite piece that showcases 18k rose gold, a bezel of brilliant diamonds, an alligator leather strap, and stylish face.

Perfect Mother’s Day with a Watch from Hing Wa Lee Jewelers

Hing Wa Lee Jewelers has a watch style for every mother out there as well as their families. Our selection of high-end luxury designers contains not only watchmakers but also jewelry creators. Those who appreciate the finer things will enjoy our Walnut and San Gabriel, California showrooms. For a personalized shopping experience, contact us to reserve an appointment. Call our San Gabriel store at (626) 456-2222 and our Walnut Shop at (909) 831-8888 to speak with our trained and experienced staff.