Whether you’re a watch enthusiast or not, one of the first things you notice in every timepiece is the dial. This part gives the watch its distinct personality – whether bold, casual, minimalist, functional, etc. As such, watchmakers and designers alike have explored and made various innovations on the watch dial. If you haven’t noticed, there are actually many different types of watch dials that you can find among the timepieces of different brands. If you want to know more about that, you may visit our post about the 19 Different Types of Watch Dials here.
Moreover, one of the trends that we have also observed in the watch industry is mother-of-pearl dials. The mother-of-pearl serves as a defensive barrier of mollusks. It is the iridescent lining found on the inside of a shell that’s also meant to protect it. This special protection is made of a mixture of various minerals including calcium carbonate. Acquiring the mother-of-pearl is actually quite complex because of its delicate nature. Skills and techniques are then applied to polish it and attach it to the watch’s face.
Interesting, right? So here are some of the notable timepieces with a mother-of-pearl dial.
Men’s Mother Of Pearl Watches
Invicta Pro Diver Watch 23067
The Invicta Pro Diver Watch 23067 is an affordable yet classy timepiece. It sports a silver stainless steel bracelet and black unidirectional bezel. The 46mm case is also made of stainless steel while the dial window is made of mineral crystal. As for the dial, it comes with platinum mother-of-pearl and oyster dial, gunmetal and white hands and hour markers, minute tracker, and a date function at 3 o’clock. It is powered by a Japanese quartz movement and is water-resistant to 100 meters.
TW Steel Men’s CEO Canteen Quartz Watch
The TW Steel CEO Canteen watch is perfect for a casual, everyday style. It also has a stainless steel case along with a white leather strap. On the dial, aside from the mother-of-pearl, you’ll see large hour markers in gray along with the minute trackers that are also quite large than usual. The hands are equally large and the day/date window is also quite bigger. Overall, the dial is easily readable. It is then covered by a mineral crystal window and is powered by a quartz movement. The timepiece is also water-resistant for 100 meters.
Skagen Hagen Slim Minimalist Watch
If you’re looking for a casual, minimalist, and affordable watch with a mother-of-pearl dial, the Skagen Hagen 40mm watch is the timepiece to have. Although slim and affordable, this watch is also made of premium quality materials that you would see in other more expensive brands. It has a stainless steel case and mesh bracelet that are both black-plated. On the dial are gold hour indices and stick hour hands along with the date function at 6 o’clock. It is covered by a scratch-resistant mineral crystal window and is driven by a quartz movement. For water resistance, it is rated 3 ATM.
Mathey-Tissot Mathey II H710BI Watch
This watch by Matthey-Tissot is a two-tone steel watch that primarily uses silver and yellow. On the dial, of course, is mother-of-pearl accentuated by diamond hour markers and gold hands. It also has a date window at 3 o’clock and is covered by a scratch-resistant mineral crystal dial window. It uses a quartz movement and is water-resistant up to 30 meters.
Seiko Sportura Chronograph SNDX02P1
The Seiko Sportura Chronograph SNDX02P1 smoothly fuses style and functionality. It is made of white and gold-plated stainless steel case and bracelet with a white mother-of-pearl dial. The hands and hour markers are also in gold. In terms of functionality, this Seiko Sportura Chronograph comes with three chronograph subdials, a date function at 3 o’clock, and a tachymeter bezel. It uses a quartz movement and is water-resistant to 100 meters.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra
The next featured product is the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra. This timepiece exudes a stylish yet minimalist look with its all-silver components and design. It comes with a stainless steel case and bracelet with a folding buckle. The dial features diamond mother-of-pearl along with diamond hour markers. It also has a date function at 6 o’clock and three silver hands. The analog display is driven by an automatic movement and this timepiece is water-resistant up to 100 meters.
Omega De Ville Tresor Tahiti
The Omega De Ville Tressor Tahiti is a luxury watch for your formal occasions and/or business meetings. It boasts of an 18-carat gold case along with a gray leather strap. Its case back, however, is transparent allowing you to see the movement’s skeleton. As an additional detail, it also has a Tahiti mother-of-pearl dial. On it, the analog display uses three silver-toned hands and hour markers. It also has a minute tracker on the outer rim and a date display at 6 o’clock. It is driven by the Omega Caliber 8511 hand-wind movement with approximately 60 hours of power reserve. As such, it is only water-resistant to 30 meters.
Rolex Datejust 41mm Watch
Last on the list is admittedly a costly timepiece but is sure worth the investment with its classy and elegant look along with premium build quality. This Rolex Datejust 41mm watch is a steel watch with a white case made of 904L steel monobloc and an 18K white gold fluted bezel. It also has a twin-lock system for doubled waterproof capacity and a scratch-resistant double anti-reflective sapphire crystal dial window with cyclops lens over the date.
The bracelet, moreover, is made also of 904L steel with five-piece links and a folding oyster clasp buckle. Very eye-catching and adds elegance is its white mother-of-pearl dial along with the ten diamond hour markers. These details sure make the timepiece eye-catching in any setting. Yet, in addition to these, this Rolex Datejust watch is also impressive when it comes to timekeeping. It is powered by a Rolex caliber 3235 perpetual self-winding movements with a power reserve of almost 70 hours. It is also waterproof up to 100 meters.