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15 Watches to Gift This Mother’s Day

This is the year to spoil Mom with the watch she’s always wanted. Bezel has you covered with 15 outstanding gifting optioons for all the mothers in your life


Team Bezel

May 1, 2023


10 min read

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and if you ask us – this is the year to spoil Mom with the watch she’s always wanted. With no shortage of options from brands like Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Cartier, and more, we thought we’d cut through the noise with 15 outstanding gifting options for all the mothers in your life.


Rolex Lady Datejust 28 Ref. 279173-0007

If she likes to keep it subtle and sophisticated, you’d be hard-pressed to do better than gifting a Rolex Lady Datejust this Mother’s Day. Configured in versatile two-tone Rolesor, this 28 mm example of Rolex’s Lady Datejust  features factory-set diamonds marking the hours on its miniscule silver dial. After all, diamonds are a girl’s best friend.  

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 “Tiffany Blue” Ref. 126000-0006

Straightforward fun, executed impeccably as only Rolex can, the turquoise or “Tiffany Blue” lives up to the hype, and is sure to put a smile on Mom’s face this Mother’s Day.  What’s more, is that the “Tiffany Blue” Oyster Perpetual serves as a stable store of value – only becoming more sought after with the passing of each and every day. 

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Rolex Daytona Ref. 116505-0013

For the Mom that’s a cut above the rest, an average Daytona just won’t do. Enter the “chocolate” dial Ref. 116505-003. Now discontinued by Rolex, this tastefully configured sports chronograph boasts a certifiably glamorous Everose case she’s guaranteed to love. Whether you use it to calculate lap times or time cookies baking in the oven, history’s most celebrated sports chronograph is sure to become her new favorite watch.

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Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier Ref. WSBB0048

Perfect for any Mom on your list, Cartier’s Ballon Bleu might be the legendary jeweler and watchmaker’s most important modern design. Fitted with a guilloché dial and the signature concealed sapphire cabochon crown, this watch has earned its status as one of the most sophisticated time-only options of our generation, and would make an excellent heirloom for generations to come. 

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Cartier Santos de Cartier Ref. W2SA0016

If she’s not so much the dainty type, and appreciates something with a bit more heft, you’ll want to consider this next piece. A direct descendent of the very first wristwatches, this medium-sized Santos de Cartier is perfect for anyone that favors bolder albeit classic styles, with its rectangular two-tone case, accented by the model’s signature screws securing its bezel and bracelet links.  

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Cartier Panthère de Cartier Ref. WJPN0008

The ultimate it-girl deserves the ultimate it-girl watch. Look no further than Cartier’s iconic Panthère de Cartier – the perfect marriage of high jewelry and horology. In rose gold with a factory diamond-set bezel, the small-sized model is afforded a sophisticated extravagance that few other watches can compete with. 

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Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Ref. 26231OR.ZZ.D010CA.0

If “go big or go home” is your Mother’s Day mantra, we’d advise checking out this stunning Audemars Piguet. With integrated endlinks that join this nothing if not stylish Royal Oak Offshore to its rubber bracelet, the legendary luxury sports watch dazzles with its white dial, rose gold case, and factory diamond-set bezel. 

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Ceramic “Carolina Bucci” Ref. 77350CE.OO.1266CE.02.A

For the Mom who’s got it all, might we suggest looking in the direction of this rare and unconventional Royal Oak. Limited to just 300 pieces worldwide, and developed in collaboration with jewelry designer Carolina Bucci, the 34 mm Royal Oak takes on a radically modern aesthetic when executed in black ceramic with a rainbow-colored, Tapisserie sapphire dial. Equal parts irreverent and chic, she’s sure to love this one. 

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Audemars Piguet Millenary Ref. 77247OR.ZZ.1272OR.01

Might Mom be oh-so-lucky to already have a Royal Oak or two in her stable? A breath of fresh air is what she needs, and Audemars Piguet’s Millenary is exactly that. Still standing as one of the most innovative pieces in the manufacture’s modern history, this rose gold, diamond, and mother of pearl masterpiece is definitely deserving of your attention.

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Bulgari Serpenti Seduttori Ref. 103144

Presenting a compelling alternative to Cartier’s Panthère, Bulgari’s Serpenti Seduttori features a similarly jewelry-like, stainless steel bracelet which mimics the appearance of a serpent’s scales. Aesthetically inclined moms will definitely appreciate this one.

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Bulgari Lvcea Ref. 102566

The mothers in your life deserve an added dash of elegance to their daily ensembles, and a watch from Bulgari’s Lvcea collection is the perfect way to go about accomplishing exactly that. Fitted to a handmade bracelet similar to those seen on the Serpenti models, the Bulgari Lucea is unmistakably in line with the brand’s other extravagance-inspired collections.  

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Bulgari Serpenti Tubogas Ref. 102099

It’s everyone's favorite avant-garde albeit timeless icon of women’s watchmaking for a reason – just look at it! Executed in both stainless steel and 18k rose gold, and factory-set with diamonds, Bulgari’s Serpenti Tubogas is  definitely mom-worthy if we do say so ourselves.

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Tudor Black Bay 32 S&G Ref. M79583-0002

Tudor serves as an excellent entry point into the world of watch collecting for individuals of all sorts – even moms! As its name would suggest, this Tudor Black Bay measures just 32 mm across, and is further differentiated by its two tone execution in steel and gold, allowing it to be easily dressed up or down. It really can do it all. 

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Tudor 1926 39 Ref. M91551-0001

When it’s time to help Mom step her game up, you don’t necessarily need to spend an arm and a leg to get a nice watch on her wrist. Despite being perhaps less iconic than the brand's Black Bay and Pelagos collections, Tudor's 1926 offers a decidedly upscale, dress-focused feel on the wrist, while still sporting a modern sized 39 mm case.

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Tudor Royal Date 34 Ref. M28400-0007

If you know she’s after an integrated bracelet look, and you’re working with a budget in mind, it’ll be hard to beat the Royal Date 34 from Tudor. Slightly smaller than the rest of the Rolex sister brand’s other Royal Date offerings, we’re particularly fond of this reference’s sunburst blue dial, featuring factory-set diamonds marking the hours. 

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