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Glossary of watchmaking

Mother-of-pearl

Nacre | マザーオブパール | 珍珠母

Mother-of-pearl

Natural mother-of-pearl is the iridescent surface of the inside of certain shells. It is used as watch dials giving big stainless steel watches a rich appearance.

Synthetic mother-of-pearl is made from fish scales and horn.

Mother-of-pearl has opalescent shades.