When it comes to Father’s Day each year many of us find ourselves dashing to the supermarket last minute to pick up a card and a quick fix gift in the hope that our dads will be more than forgiving of our hectic lifestyles… at least that’s the excuse we so often use! But not long after Father’s Day we sit at home and think about the little effort we went to in making the day a special one to remember for that one most influential person in our lives and the guilt soon creeps in. This year could be the time to explore other options and what better way to make the extra pennies count than a beautiful watch to mark the special occasion? A watch is the perfect gift for your dad on Father’s Day in every possible sense. Whether treasured as a keepsake, worn incessantly, or used as a jewellery piece for memorable evenings – a timepiece is a practical gift with endless advantages. Here we offer five perfect Father’s Day ideas to suit every possible taste.
With an ultra sophisticated profile and a traditionally simple aesthetic, this Longines Conquest watch (supplier model number L2.7126.96.36.199) makes a perfect day-to-day wristwatch yet also boasts versatility. The bezel of the 41mm timepiece has been decorated in a rose gold PVD coating, enabling the watch to be dressed up for the evening, yet will also work immediately well with office attire. Three chronograph dials add a little extra functionality, a useful addition if your dad prefers his watches to include some gadgets to play with. Dressed on a brown leather strap with cream contrast stitching, the Longines Conquest almost takes on a rather vintage look. The timepiece is a classic choice for a simple, elegant and traditional statement, whose luxurious subtleties will remain quietly understated.
For those dads who enjoy a little more technique on their wrist, the TAG Heuer Carrera Day Date Calibre 16 (supplier model number CV201AG.BA0725) offers supreme precision with a highly refined complication. Loaded with features, the watch has been designed on a black dial with silver embellishments to the chronograph sub dials and day date aperture for a dynamic contrast. The 41mm bezel acts as the protective shroud for the calibre 16 which provides around 42 hours of power reserve once fully wound and oscillates at 28, 800vph. The stainless steel bracelet gives the TAG Heuer Carrera a bold and robust personality, perfect for those dads who like their watch to carry a stealthy and confident presence.
Faithful to their aeronautical origins, Bell & Ross use the pilot-inspired dial and tan leather strap as a connection to the past. If your dad has a natural interest in aviation and pilot themed wristwatches, the Bell & Ross BRS Heritage watch (supplier model number BRS-HERITAGE/SCA) is the ideal gift for a practical yet professional look. With a simplistic dial layout and a design which encourages sophisticated composure, the small dimensions of just 39mm fit snugly onto the wrist whilst its black PVD coating makes it an adaptable companion for any event or occasion.
If your dad would appreciate the kind of watch which keeps in trend yet remains timeless for years to come, Rado is a brand which if you haven’t already considered, you probably should do! Built with ultimate resilience, this high-tech ceramic and stainless steel combination prevents the watch from ageing, scratching, denting or weathering. Embodying elegance and clarity, the Rado Centrix L watch (supplier model number
R30934162), with its contemporary lines and sleek contours bears a 38mm profile and is installed with a quartz battery for ultimate precision.
Nomos Glashutte are probably one of very few watch making companies that effortlessly manage to create timepieces based on traditionally classic designs through modernistic expressions. The Nomos Glashutte Orion Glasboden (supplier nimber 309) hosts, as its says on the tin, a beautiful glass exhibition back made from sapphire crystal, allowing for all of the most remarkable elements of mechanical watch engineering to be admired through its unique lens. Getting the balance just right between quintessential watch manufacturing and new-age designs, the Nomos Glasshute Orion Glasboden is a watch for those dads who admire unprecedented perfection.
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