Tips on choosing the right luxury watch for him this Father’s Day based on his personality.
For being a role model, a pillar of strength and an unsung hero who quietly shows support in his own way, it is about time we recognize our fathers for all that they have done for us. With Father’s Day just around the corner, there are way too many ideas on how you can show your appreciation towards your dad or partner on this special occasion. From extravagant dining treats to maybe even staycations, we are definitely spoilt for options. But what could be more meaningful than a luxury watch that accompanies him daily and reminds him of your love every second?
If they have been hinting at a luxury watch for a while now, we got you covered with some of our top picks which are also available for purchase online. Ranging from a classic Montblanc Heritage to the luxury sports watch Chopard Alpine Eagle, we made sure to include a diverse selection of watches that suit every dad’s personal style.
Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono – Ref. 298609-3002
As its name suggests, the Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono is a masculine sporty-chic timepiece that features a new, bigger-sized 44mm diameter case along with a chronometer-certified flyback chronograph. The Alpine Eagle is crafted in Lucent Steel A223, which is a unique steel alloy known for its anti-allergenic properties and strong resistance. Drawing inspiration from the power of the eagle, this timepiece also represents the qualities that we see in our noble fathers – ambition, strength and the determination to rise to every challenge. Shop the watch at this link.
OMEGA Speedmaster Moonphase – Ref. 304.93.44.52.03.002
If your dad’s favourite colour is blue, look no further. The OMEGA Speedmaster Moonphase Co‑Axial Master Chronometer is presented in a charming shade of blue for its ceramic case, bezel ring, right down it its leather strap. Fittingly, the timepiece was inspired by the colour of the dark blue sky which sparked its name, “the Blue Side of the Moon”.
The 44.25mm chronograph also features a beautiful starry blue aventurine glass dial, sophisticatedly contrasted with the 18K Sedna™ gold indexes and hands, with the seconds and date hands tipped in red for better readability. Once in a blue moon (pun intended), spoil your fathers with this gorgeous timepiece this Father’s Day. Shop the watch at this link.
Zenith Revival A385 – Ref. 03.A384.400/385.C855
1969 was a year of innovation for the watch industry because it was then that the first automatic chronograph movement was created. In the very same year, Zenith introduced the world’s first automatic high-frequency chronograph, the legendary El Primero. Fast forward to today, the iconic timepiece is celebrated with a refreshing makeover.
Powered by the same automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph movement, the Chronomaster El Primero Revival A385 is a faithful reproduction of one of the original El Primero models. Sporting the original 1969 case with a 37mm diameter, the timepiece features a smoked brown gradient dial and a light brown calfskin leather strap, perfect for fathers that prefer the rustic and vintage look, and like to own a luxury watch with a story. Shop this model at this link, or the alternative in a unique steel “Ladder” bracelet here.
TAG Heuer Formula 1 – Ref. CAZ101AG.FC8304
For fathers that were once part-time chauffeurs ferrying us to and fro school, their “racing skills” are greatly appreciated in beating the morning rush hour and sending us to school in time. The TAG Heuer Formula 1 is a motor-racing inspired chronograph built for the fast moving challenger. This striking model in a 43mm steel polished case is sturdy, resistant and sleek. Powered by a quartz movement with chronograph, it features three chronograph counters tracking every second to precision. Racing in style and suave, the grey asphalt dial and black nylon strap are complemented by bold lime-yellow accents, with a comfortable fit on the wrist for the young and athletic dads. Shop the watch at this link.
Bell & Ross BR03-93 GMT – Ref. BR0393-BL-ST/SCA
Bell & Ross has always been known for its association with aviation, specifically its specialty in aeronautical instruments. Staying true to its iconic square flagship model, the new and redesigned BR03-93 GMT model in a 42mm distinguished square case is now supplemented with a bi-directional rotating bezel in black and red hot hues. The timepiece was even specially modified to welcome this new functional bezel that enables the reading of the second time zone, and even a third.
Reminiscent of cockpits that use white against black for easy readability, the dial reflects the same concept. This functional timepiece would be a perfect addition for dads that are frequent jet-setters or it could also act as an everyday utility tool watch for the businessmen who need to know a second timezone with a flick of the wrist. Shop the watch at this link.
The Longines Legend Diver – Ref. L3.7184.108.40.206
Vintage with a tasteful splash of sophistication. As an enduring symbol of Longines’ rich heritage and history, The Longines Legend Diver is a reinterpretation of a 1960s tool watch as it retains its legendary spirit refreshed with new cutting-edge technology. The timepiece is beautifully furnished in a refined bronze case, crowns and matching strap clasp, which will evolve gradually in tone with the patina kicking in over time, rendering each piece unique for its owner.
The intense green lacquered dial with graduated shading towards the outer rim completes the neo-vintage appearance, further complemented by a brown leather or NATO green nylon strap. The distinguished timepiece sized in 42mm is perfect for fathers that own the polished yet retro style. Shop the luxury watch at this link.
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe – Ref. 5000-0240-O52A
As one of the first modern diver’s watch introduced in the 1950s, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe would be an ideal gift for adventurous and thrill-seeking fathers, especially one who enjoys frequent expeditions in the depth of the ocean. As spotted on its bezel ceramic insert, dial and canvas strap, the timepiece sports a charming deep blue shade that is rather apt considering the watchmaker’s passion for the underwater world.
Living up to its reputation of a true blue diver’s watch, it has an impressive water resistance of 30 bar (which translates to 1000 feet underwater). The bezel is also crafted such that it is incredibly durable and hardy enough to be virtually scratch-proof, rendering it resistant and reliable which would be only be fitting for the fatherly figures in our lives that we can always count on. Shop it at this link.
Corum Heritage Lab 01 – Ref. 410.100.95/F371 AB01
Unique, extraordinary, modern and bold. If those are words you would use to describe your father, the Corum Heritage Lab is an avant-garde timepiece that pretty much embodies all of those qualities. Featuring a distinctive barrel-shaped titanium case that flaunts its soft curves, it also enlists a skeletonized “shape movement” that is tailor-made for the case. Impossible to miss, the most gripping part of the contemporary technical watch is of course, its open-worked dial where the skeleton caliber is nestled for one to admire the magnificence of its inner workings. Shop your Father’s Day gift at this link.
Montblanc Heritage GMT – Ref. 119949
As the famous quote suggests, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” the Montblanc Heritage GMT epitomises that as it’s the optimal travel companion for the straightforward men in our lives that needs a no-fuss, reliable GMT watch that gets the job done. Doing away with the external bezel that may be adopted by other GMT watches, it flaunts a sleek thin bezel with a clean white dial with the 24-hour time zone and seconds chapter ring in blue at the outer rim which just radiates minimalistic elegance. It is ultimately completed with a classy silver mesh bracelet, making it the perfect everyday watch for a man of simple tastes. Shop the watch at this link.
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