Well, I’ve done it – I found another watch with a mother-of-pearl dial (previous one here) that I would not hesitate to strap onto my wrist.  Adding to my surprise is that fact that it only comes with a rose gold case (which I’ve tended not to like), and I think it works very nicely together.  I stumbled across this watch while searching out American makers – and found Waltham, which while it has some American roots, is firmly a Swiss company.

The watch shown here is from their Sir Waltham collection, and is the SW39 model.  Of course, if you don’t care for the MOP dial, you could opt for a rose gold dial, or switch to a white gold case, which has a black dial.

Regardless of the variant you go with, you get a watch with some wonderful specifications:

  • Lajoux-Perret 3513 automatic, COSC-rated, movement
  • Hours / minutes / seconds
  • Large date display at the 12 o’clock position
  • Power reserve indicator above the 6 o’clock position
  • Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides

This all comes together to present a very (dare I say) beautiful watch that still remains quite functional.  One thing I can simply not say is how much the watch costs – my Google-fu was no match.  So, I’m going to hazard a (not-so-wild) guess that this falls into the category of “if you have to ask, you can’t afford it”.  If you can, though, and you want a watch that oozes luxury without being in your face, this Waltham SW 39 just may be the watch for you.

By Patrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

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