Nothing beats the feeling of seeing a smile on your dad’s face this Father’s Day.
A great dad is someone who supports you, lifts you when you’re down and someone who has sacrificed his life to provide the very best for his family. And though our love and achievements may be the best gift of all to any dads out there, gifting him a quality timepiece may be the best one in the books, and with the right wristwatch, it’s guaranteed to last for a lifetime. Of course, spoiling him with a tantalising spread at home makes a wholesome Father’s Day celebration too. Thus, one of these coveted timepieces below is a great way to start, especially if he’s passionate about them.
Dedicated to explorers, Rolex is a brand that’s worth revisiting, based on its excellence, performance and heritage. The new Oyster Perpetual Explorer II in Oystersteel features a redesigned case and bracelet standing for timeless elegance. At 42mm and equipped with a Calibre 3285, the timepiece is also waterproof to a depth of 100 metres. Benefiting from an optimised Chromalight display, the intensity of the blue glow on the hour markers and hands lasts longer in dark conditions. Strap this on, and witness how it’ll help the wearer (in this case, your dad) distinguish daytime from night time hours, an extremely useful featuring such as caving and hiking escapades.
A blend of sportiness and elegance, Breitling’s Super Chronomat collection proves to be quintessential for the stylish dad. Inspired by the Frecce Tricolori watch, first created for the hotshots of the Italian Air Force’s aerobatic fleet in 1983, the timepiece is the boldest of its kind. The Super Chronomat B01 44 comes in three versions – two encased in stainless steel with blue or black-dial-and-bezel combinations, and the third in a luxe brown dial-and-bezel combination with an 18k red gold case. Measuring at 44mm with 70 hours of power reserve, the watch’s new features include a stainless-steel bezel with a ceramic insert and rubber strap – perfect for those looking for an everyday timepiece.
Classified as a cool luxury sports watch since 1979, the Piaget Polo hits all the right notes, oozing confidence and style. Powered by Piaget’s 1160P chronograph movement, this specimen in contrasting tones of deep blue with a silvery dial exudes effortlessness when paired with any ensemble. The hands and indexes on the dial are enhanced with Super-Luminova, which is a nice touch. Limited to 888 pieces and fitted with a blue rubber strap, the 42mm versatile stainless steel watch is made to be worn from casual to business meetings.
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Control makes an ideal choice for dads who gravitate towards contemporary watches. Taking inspiration from the 1950s Memovox creation, this latest guise marries the classic alarm-plus-date model, which we all love, with a much cleaner aesthetic. Flip the watch over, the transparent sapphire back – as opposed to a closed case-back typical of the Memovox range – reveals the action of the hammer striking the repositioned gong. Fret not, however, as the signature ring of the “school bell” alarm still lends the familiar charm.
You can never go wrong with a classic, and the Seamaster makes a great companion for the adventurous dads who appreciate vintage designs. OMEGA has a way to reel you in where functionality and beauty are concerned. This divers’ watch harks back to the design of the 1950s models, such as the inclusion of the lollipop hand and open Arabic numerals. The oxalic anodized-treatment aluminium bezel glistens against the backdrop of a blue sandwich dial. The ergonomic bracelet comes with an extendable foldover rack-and-pusher, ideal for when the watch is needed to fit over a wetsuit. Adored for its versatility – be it beach days, lunches or business meetings – the Seamaster will be there for him.
This rectangular number is no stranger to any watch enthusiast. Influenced by the silhouette of a combat vehicle, the Cartier Tank exudes a modern-meets-elegance feel. It is equally loved by men and women. Over the years, various models falling under this range have become icons. Other signatures include a gem-set crown like the sapphire cabochon and blue-steel sword-shaped hands pictured here. Consider this the perfect gift for dads who strive for excellence. You can never go wrong with the Tank and for many, it’s truly love at first sight.
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