With the vast variety of watches nowadays, different innovations, techniques, and styles are being used to create outstanding timepieces for different kinds of wearers. Aside from the movements perhaps, the next part of watches that are being constantly explored is the dial. And it is pretty understandable why because the dial significantly gives a distinctive style to the overall timepiece. As such, there are actually different kinds of dials. But we won’t discuss that here. If you wish, you may continue reading on that on our separate post here.
Interestingly, one of the beautiful and unique designs you can find on watch dials is the mother-of-pearl. You see, the mother-of-pearl is actually a kind of material that is quite challenging to use because of its fragility. The procedure to obtain mother-of-pearl out from the shell and polish it to fit in a watch case is a thorough one yet possible through the use of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines as well as other manual processes. With careful crushing, machining, polishing, and engraving, you can arrive with a mother-of-pearl dial for your watch. This aesthetically pleasing kind of dial is available on various watches and we have listed a number of them here. Here are some of our top picks, from affordable to luxury watches, the one common features being the dial material.
Best Ladies Mother Of Pearl Watches
Fossil Women’s Carlie Mini Dress Watch
First on the list is a silver-toned watch from one of the popular watch brands – the Fossil Carlie Mini Dress Watch. It is a 29mm watch with a three-hand analog display on a mother-of-pearl dial. It’s also quite minimalist with only four-diamond markers at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock. It is covered by a mineral crystal and is encased in stainless steel. The bracelet is also made of stainless steel with a 2-pusher foldover clasp. It is water-resistant only up to 50 meters.
Citizen Dress Watch EM0843-51D
From Fossil’s simple dress watch, now we have a sparkly Citizen Dress Watch EM0843-51D that will surely catch the eyes of every woman. Aside from being embellished with Swarovski crystals on the dial, the bezel, and along with the bracelet, it is also pink gold-toned from the case down to the strap. The mother-of-pearl dial also adds style to the overall feminine look of this timepiece. But, it’s not just about the looks because it uses Citizen Eco-Drive technology as well, which foregoes the need for any battery. In terms of water resistance, it is similar to the above – 50 meters.
Seiko Tressia SUP327
The Seiko Tressia SUP327 is another remarkable steel timepiece for women. If the above watch comes with Swarovski crystals, this one is adorned with 26 diamonds. It is also two-toned, using rose gold and silver around the dial and along with the stainless steel bracelet. Of course, it also has a mother-of-pearl dial and a two-hand analog display on its oval dial. In terms of power source, it is noteworthy that this timepiece is solar-powered.
Bulova Dress Watch 98R264
The Bulova Dress Watch 98R264 is another two-toned watch that uses rose gold and silver. The 32mm round case is also embellished with 16 diamonds while the dial comes with bronze mother-of-pearl, three diamonds, and three rose gold hands. It is then covered by a domed sapphire crystal. The bracelet, moreover, is made of stainless steel with rose gold accents and a push-button deployment clasp. It is driven by a quartz movement and is water-resistant only to 30 meters.
From round and oval-shaped dials, now the Citizen EZ6352-58D offers a rectangular one, still with mother-of-pearl and a two-hand display. Along the sides of its case are sparkling Swarovski crystals. It is then driven by a quartz movement. More so, this one is suited for those who prefer classic gold-toned timepieces over silver and/or rose gold ones.
Tissot Lady 80 Watch T0722072211800
The Tissot Lady 80 Watch T0722072211800 is a great option for ladies with a bigger wrist because of its 34mm round watch case. It is also a two-toned, silver, and gold, stainless steel timepiece. The dial comes with white mother-of-pearl, gold hour markers, a date function at 3 o’clock, and three gold hands. It then uses a sapphire crystal for its dial window and a Swiss automatic movement. It is water-resistant up to 50 meters.
Longines DolceVita L55124876
Another timepiece powered by a Swiss movement (Longines caliber 176) is this Longines DolceVita L55124876. It is a silver-toned steel watch with a rectangular watch case and dial. The dial is also designed with mother-of-pearl and 13 diamonds. It uses blue steel hands, has a small second tracker at 6 o’clock, and an end-of-life indicator. It is also built with a sapphire crystal window, a 17mm stainless steel bracelet with a deployment buckle. This timepiece is water-resistant to 30 meters.
Bulova Dress Watch 96P175
Another option from Bulova is its Dress Watch 96P175. It is a silver-toned steel timepiece a round dial. This dial is then adorned with white mother-of-pearl, diamond hour markers, and two silver-toned hands. It uses a quartz movement and is water-resistant up to 100 feet. This watch also has a mineral crystal dial window and a 12.9mm bracelet with a push-button foldover clasp with safety.
Raymond Weil Toccata 5388-SLS-97081
If you’re looking for a formal, business-looking timepiece with a mother-of-pearl dial, the Raymond Weil Toccata 5388-SLS-97081 perfectly suits that description. More so, it is adorned with diamond hour markers, two silver-toned hands, a date window at 3 o’clock, and minute trackers. This watch is powered by a quartz movement and is water-resistant up to 50 meters. It is also built with a stainless steel case, diamond-set bezel, and a black satin strap with a tang buckle.
Bulova Marine Star 98R234
The Bulova Marine Star 98R234 is undoubtedly a timepiece for women. Aside from being accented with rose gold-tone, it is also adorned with diamonds on the bezel and on the dial itself. And of course, as part of this list, it also has a mother-of-pearl dial. The stainless steel case is measured 32mm in diameter with rose gold bezel. The dial window is made of sapphire glass and the stainless steel bracelet comes with a double-press deployment closure. It is also powered by a quartz movement and is water-resistant to 100 meters.
Breitling Galactic Watch W7433012/A779-236X
If you’re not into a rose gold-toned accessory, a Breitling Galactic Watch W7433012/A779-236X is a simpler, monotoned option. It comes with a polished stainless steel case, tungsten carbide bezel, a white calfskin leather strap with a tang buckle, and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The dial perfectly matches its monotone color with the white mother-of-pearl dial and luminous hands and hour markers. It also has a date function at 3 o’clock. It is driven by the Swiss Breitling Caliber 74 movement. This timepiece is water-resistant to 100 meters.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra
This Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra for ladies is a luxury silver-toned steel watch – its case, bracelet, and bezel are all made of stainless steel. The dial, however, boasts of some color and sparkle with its black Tahiti mother-of-pearl and diamond hour markers. It also has a date function at 6 o’clock. The hands, however, are also silver-toned and luminescent. It is driven by the Omega Caliber 8500 automatic movement that has a power reserve of approximately 60 hours. It is also water-resistant to 150 meters.
Rolex Datejust 116234 Luxury Watch
For the luxury option, we present the Rolex Datejust 116234. This steel watch may seem pretty simple and straight-forward, yet the brand itself already signifies its premium quality and price. Its round dial is embellished with large diamond hour markers and pink mother-of-pearl. Its date function is also quite big with cyclops glass windows. This luxury watch is powered by a self-winding automatic Rolex Caliber 3135 movement with a 48-hour power reserve. Additionally, it is built with a stainless steel case with solid 18k white gold fluted bezel and a stainless steel jubilee bracelet with a deployment buckle. Lastly, it is water-resistant to 100 meters.