Give the superhero of your life the gift of time.
Purchasing gifts for dads can pose a delightful challenge, as they often indulge in acquiring their own toys and gadgets. However, nothing much beats the sentimental value of giving Dad the gift of time, which in turn, could even be repurposed as a family heirloom. Whichever category that Dad, or a father figure of your life falls into, we have the right timepiece that will surely make a great conversation starter, and elevate your Father’s Day celebration this year.
For the fashionista Dads:
Bell & Ross BR 05 Green Gold
For the ever-stylish Dad who isn’t afraid to experiment with bold colours, the Bell & Ross BR 05 Green Gold watch is sure to catch his eye.
It showcases a striking bottle green dial reminiscent of fir trees, whose hue takes on a luminous quality, thanks to its sunburst-effect finishing upon multiple layers of tinted green varnish on the metal base plate. The dial maintains the BR 05 series’ signature design with large Arabic numerals. The movement, which features a rose gold skeletonised rotor, is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback.
For the diver Dads:
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 2: Tech Gombessa
We want to give a big shoutout to fathers who are divers themselves and have been introducing their children to the amazing underwater world. Diving (as well as other sea sports) nurtures a lifelong spirit of exploration and adventure and is no doubt a wonderful way to bond as a family.
If Dad happens to be a watch lover and a history buff as well, he will probably be no stranger to the illustrious history of Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms watch – the OG modern dive watch.
Blancpain’s latest Fifty Fathoms iteration – the “Tech Gombessa“, stands as one of their largest timepieces with a 47mm diameter. An inaugural model in the new Tech Gombessa line, this watch caters specifically to professional divers. Its three-barrel automatic movement boasts an impressive 120-hour power reserve and features a distinctive grey-coated 18k gold rotor adorned with the Gombessa Expeditions emblem at its centre, adding a touch of exclusivity to the timepiece.
For the industrious Dads:
Montblanc 1858 Unveiled Timekeeper Minerva Limited Edition
Dads who live a busy life would do great with an uncommon chronograph like the Montblanc 1858 Unveiled Timekeeper Minerva Limited Edition.
It features a revolutionary chronograph function, whereby it is activated by turning its white gold fluted bezel, rather than conventional pushers. Housed in a 42.5mm stainless steel case, the watch is presented with a vivid blue lacquered dial with red accents and matching interchangeable alligator leather straps.
Powered by the meticulously hand-finished manual-winding Calibre MB M13.21, only 100 pieces of this model has been made, to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of Calibre 13.20, predecessor of the MB M13.21.
For the globetrotter Dads:
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante
For a jet-setting dad, cherished traditions and thoughtful gifts bridge the gap brought about by distance and time differences. The Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante features a ground-breaking complication unlike any other GMT watch on the market.
Exuding minimalist allure, it features two overlapping hour hands in pink gold and rhodium-plated gold. With a simple press of the 8 o’clock pusher, the rhodium-plated hand, indicating local time, advances by an hour, revealing the pink gold hand displaying the wearer’s home time. Upon returning home, pressing the pink gold pusher resets the rhodium-plated hand.
This functional, versatile and intriguingly stylish watch will not only keep Dad mentally connected to home but also add sentimental value.
For the modernistic Dads:
Zenith Defy Skyline Skeleton
Zenith’s DEFY Skyline Skeleton offers a captivating design unlike most other openworked watches.
The dial features a unique four-pointed star pattern with cut-outs in triangular and boomerang shapes, revealing a superstructure leading to an outer minute track. Rhodium-plated hour markers coated with SuperLuminova enhance legibility. The skeletonized movement, matching the dial color, is visible beneath, accompanied by a satin-finished star-shaped oscillating weight.
This visually striking timepiece is orchestrated by the emblematic El Primero 3620 high-frequency self-winding movement, which is accurate to 1/10th of a second, and offers an impressive 60-hour power reserve – a prime combination of stunning aesthetics and technical distinction.