This Father’s Day, shower him with love and affection by gifting him an elegant timepiece. Here, we have compiled a list for fathers of every personality.
Bell & Ross
BR 03-92 Diver
Bell & Ross is proud to present to you a square diver’s watch for the adventurous father. Water resistant to 300m, the BR03-92 Diver meets all the requirements set by international standard ISO 6425 with plenty to spare. On top of the 42mm square dial, there is a 60-minute calibrated uni-directional rotating bezel.
Bentley Supersports B55
There is an abundance of smartwatches out there and too many are too toy-like to adorn dad’s sturdy wrist, but not this cutting-edge Breitling. Produced in 500 pieces for extra exclusivity, lightweight titanium is used to craft its 46mm case, while durable carbon fibre makes up the sleek vector-patterned dial. It is accompanied by an app that record laps—perfect for dad’s track day.
Drive de Cartier Moon Phases
If he enjoys listening to big band music, get him the Moon Phases that evokes nostalgia. A moonphase is a beautiful complication to call his own if he yearns for beyond the customary day date and chronometers. For this watch, the moonphase complication tracks the cycle of new moon, half-moon and full moon, and needs only a one-day correction every 125 years, while the uncluttered white guilloché dial is reminiscent of the grille of an automobile from the olden days.
Bubble 47 Booba
When dad is vivacious and is the life of the party, he will need a watch as exuberant as his personality. Corum’s iconic Bubble has over the years come in various sizes and imaginative iterations, from the sinister Joker to the whimsical Casino. The latest is a collaborative effort with Booba, French-Senegalese rapper and entrepreneur, resulting in a case measuring at 47mm with a thickness of 18.5mm.
This smart strap is made for transforming a mechanical watch to both a mechanical and a smart watch. You can detach the bracelet from your analogue watch and pair the latter with the E-Strap to make it a hybrid watch. Underneath its leather outer layer lie the necessary electronic parts to keep track of your activities. It also stores enough juice to power the parts for a week before any recharging is required. Just like the hybrid watches, the E-Strap is accompanied by the MMT-365 app, saving you from crunching the data by presenting the information in easy-to-read infographics.
A tourbillon speaks of sophistication. Anyone who has come across it will be immediately enthralled by its uninterrupted rotation like it’s dancing to the rhythm of time. Girard-Perregaux further dresses this watch with a Clous de Paris guilloché dial as well as a sporty octagonal case, making it both sensual and dignified.
Big Bang Unico Sapphire
Any man will instantaneously look irresistible in blue. This is especially true for a piece of blue polo shirt. And to match it with a blue watch, your dad will appear doubly charming. The case middles, bezels and case backs are all cut from blocks of blue-coloured sapphire. However, Hublot doesn’t stop there because the watch’s flange, indices, Arabic numerals, and hour and minute hands are all matched to the gorgeous blue tone.
Flagship Heritage—60th Anniversary 1957-2017
Yellow gold may sound clichéd, but when it is done this well, you can find no fault. This timepiece is numbered and features a caravel etched onto its caseback. Further amplifying its exclusivity, only 60 pieces are produced. Coupled with a brown alligator strap that gives it a vintage touch, your father will love it.
Black is classy and when it’s paired with a stainless steel case, it morphs into a gorgeous watch that will accentuate dad’s masculinity well. This watch is fuss-free with only a date window at three o’clock and a Baroncelli Heritage logo at six o’clock. Underneath the black dial beats an automatic Mido 1192 calibre, equipped with 42 hours of power reserve. Turning it over will reveal a transparent caseback that offers a glimpse into the turning intricacies housed within the 39mm case.
New Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum
Launched in conjunction with UNICEF, this world timer is fitting for fathers who work hard building up their empires in different regions of the world whilst not forgetting to contribute back to society. Paying tribute to UNICEF headquarters, the city of Geneva has been chosen on the sapphire disc as UTC+1. Additionally, the central hour and minute hands indicate the local time of the city set in front of the red triangle at six o’clock.
Speedmaster 60th Anniversary Limited Edition
The iconic Speedmaster turns 60 this year. If your father was born in 1957, the same year that Malaya declared independence and the first Speedmaster model CK2915-1 was rolled out of the manufacture, this is ‘it’. 557 sets of a trilogy of Speedmaster, Railmaster and Seamaster will be made available for the discerning collectors, in addition to 3,557 pieces for single-unit purchases.
Technically speaking your dad doesn’t own the watch. If you want to inherit it, this is the brand to go for. And it’s in the details that separate the men from the boys. The new Ref. 6006G boasts four different types of finishing across its dial—concentric circle guilloché, graining, circular brushing and radial brushing.
An angular watch that will bring out dad’s strong jawlines, the Ceramica is instantly recognisable through its black high-tech ceramic monobloc square case. Its palette is especially suited for pairing with cufflinks and French cuffs and radiates self-assurance that your dad means business. The watch is powered by an 8 ¼ ETA E61.111 quartz movement.
RM 50-03 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight McLaren F1
Dubbed the billionaire’s handshake, any Richard Mille is a subtle allusion to your father’s net worth and self-worth. And what better way to celebrate the success he has achieved in his life than an F1-inspired lightest split-second chronograph on the market? Weighing in at just 38g, the chronograph uses innovative materials such as Graph TPT for its case, and TPT carbon and titanium for its tourbillon. The production is limited to 75 pieces.
Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona
The name is probably the first to come to his mind if you quiz him on watch brands. The brand equity alone ensures that your aunties and uncles will ogle with admiration. The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is one such watch.
TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Rose Gold
Rose gold divides opinion. However if your father is fond of the warm golden shimmer, the signature Chrono model from TAG Heuer will appeal to him. It features a Heuer-01 in-house calibre and a new modular case design with 12 different elements. On top of that, you get the skeleton dial with a tachymeter scale and 45mm titanium case, as well as a matching full-grain calfskin leather strap.
Heritage Black Bay Chrono
Some watchmakers have their own statement pieces that are better known than some others. What makes this year’s edition extra special is largely due to the use of its own in-house calibre—the self-winding MT5813. Boasting a 70-hour power reserve and a silicon balance spring, the watch is certified by COSC, proof positive of Tudor’s quality and reliability.
Dad’s got a sailboat moored somewhere? Then he will need a competent watch for the purpose. Every Regatta chronograph is produced to make sure you get off to a good start, which is why it is furnished with a sweep countdown timer that can be set from one to 10 minutes via a push piece located at 10 o’clock. Following the countdown, the bi-directional second hand starts moving in a clockwise direction and begins timing the race, measured by the sub-dial at six o’clock.
Les Cabinotiers Symphonia Grande Sonnerie 1860
This has the hallmark of a future classic in the making—one that will go under the hammer 50 years from now and break all the transactional records. The Manufacture Vacheron Constantin Calibre 1860 takes the manufacture 10 years to develop and the watch takes another 500 hours to assemble by hand. Besides that, the most remarkable trait of the watch is that it contains three different strike modes—grande sonnerie (GS), petite sonnerie (PS) and silence—all in a 45mm white gold case. Vacheron Constantin is renowned for delivering remarkably complicated horological pieces and this is among the finest.