If Mom’s double strand isn’t your jam, this trio of time-pieces with mother-of-pearl dials adds luster without stuffy associations. Omega used a technique called ramolayage to create images of butterflies in flight; Dior Timepieces designed a radiant sundial; and Boucheron’s silvery number has a pansy, the flower the late Frédéric Boucheron used to send to his wife.
Omega watch, $12,200, Omega, New York, 212.207.3333. Dior watch, price upon request, dior.com. Boucheron watch, price upon request, neimanmarcus.com.
Photographs courtesy of the designers and Getty Images.