03 August 2021

Mother of Pearl for this summer

by Laëtitia Cadiou

The timepieces dress their dial with mother-of-pearl and go from the shadow to the light.

Watchmakers are having a field day developing models that will shine with their history, their technology and their aestheticism. Wouldn’t mother-of-pearl be the perfect material to adorn the case of a watch in summer? Coming from the inside of the shell of certain mollusks, mother-of-pearl is generally white, sometimes tinted in green or pink, its iridescent reflections reflect the light with magic, even if there are now synthetic materials that reproduce this calcareous material wonderfully. Mother of pearl has long been considered more feminine, because of its milky color, synonymous with motherhood, today the male wrists also wear it with ease. Whether it is during a sporty day or at the heart of a festive night, the watch with a mother-of-pearl dial will attract all eyes.

Tudor – day & night


A watch that combines chic allure with sporty style, the Royal Tudor remains an obvious choice when it comes to seeking versatility. An automatic model with an integrated bracelet *five links “. It is available in steel or gold and steel proposed in 4 diameters and 9 versions of dials. We stop for the day on the all steel case of 34 mm which imposes by its classic and its elegance. To ensure glamour for a night out, we’ll take the 28 mm women’s model in gold and steel and its dial with Roman numerals, date and set with delicate diamonds. Amazing specifications with a Tudor mechanical movement, caliber T201 and a water resistance up to 100 m, ideal model to live the long summer days and the shorter ones of the night.

Chaumet – day & night


Its white mother-of-pearl dial is there only to let this jewel-watch show off all its seductive finery. The Hortensia Eden watch tells a story, that of a walk in a precious, sensual, fresh and elegant garden. Its fine and delicate black powdered satin strap is also available on different brightly colored bracelets, inviting you to personalize it according to your mood. 5N 18K rose gold, bezel set with 27 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.40 ct) and decorated with 3 sculpted flowers in 18K rose gold, set with 21 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.06 ct). It is versatile, like a fashion accessory by day, and a precious jewel by night.

Parmigiani Fleurier – day & night

©Parmigiani Fleurier

This beautiful watchmaking company with a Swiss DNA guarantees excellence through a unique know-how. Behind its classic and refined models lies a beautiful mechanism. For the day, we will have opted for the Tonda Métropolitaine, modest but distinguished. This creation, driven by an automatic movement, displays an urban and modern style, while the model chosen for a chic evening will be the Tonda 1950 tourbillon with a grey mother-of-pearl dial. A marvel of complexity, with the micro-rotor, the barrel, the tourbillon cage and the time setting mechanism all on the same plate – all while retaining the central time display. Another rationing element: its white calfskin strap signed Hermès.

Carl F. Bucherer

©Carl F. Bucherer

The Patravi Chronodate model with its mother-of-pearl dial comes in three variations and switches easily between day and night. The day to bask in the sun and be at the top of the chic for delicious summer evenings. This elegant watch has a power reserve of 42 hours, a Chronograph Big Date Hour Minute Small Second and a Louisiana alligator leather strap in soft pink and sky blue pastels. Very feminine models, we can however imagine the steel model Patravi Autodate worn on the wrist of a rather refined man.

Longines – day & night


One can quickly recognize a Longines model, with its elegant sobriety combined with its sporting spirit. The Longines Master Collection is the perfect contemporary illustration, as demonstrated by the success of this collection since its launch in 2005. Its beautiful white mother-of-pearl dial set with 12 diamonds allows time to tick away thanks to the pretty pink hands. An eponymous caliber L592 with an automatic movement provides a power reserve of approximately 45 hours. A model that can easily be worn during the day as well as in the evening.

Tonda 1950 Tourbillon, Parmigiani Fleurier

Tonda Metropolitaine, Parmigiani Fleurier

Patravi Autodate, Carl F. Bucherer

Patravi Chronodate, Carl F. Bucherer

Tudor Royal, Tudor

Tudor Royal, Tudor

Hortensia Eden, Chaumet

The Longines Master Collection, Longines