Father’s Day 2020: 7 Watches every man will love
Have no idea what to do for your daddy dearest this Father’s Day? If you’re looking for present ideas, our fashion and lifestyle gift guides have got you covered. Planning to cook up a feast to celebrate? We’ve got recipes for you to showcase your culinary skills. But if you’d like to take the pampering one step further, give the gift of time (literally) with our list of watches we’re sure he’ll appreciate.
Browse through the seven classic and new timepieces below:
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Chronograph
The Omega Speedmaster was originally used to time laps on the track (hence its name), but one of its most popular model goes to the Moonwatch Chronograph—aka the ‘First Omega in space’—worn by Walter Schirra on his first space flight in 1962. So if your dad is someone who loves all things classic (with a rich history, no less), you can’t go wrong with this timepiece. Aside from its smaller size (at 39.7mm), it also features a symmetrical design—unlike the asymmetrical twisted lugs found in other watches from the same line, such as the Speedmaster Professional.
Longines Heritage Classic
Yet another all-time favourite on our list, the Longines Heritage Classic pays homage to its OG from the ‘30s. The 38.5mm case houses an exclusive calibre from the brand—the automatic L893.5—and above where the magic happens, the silver-tone dial comes with blue steel hands and black markings. It’s the perfect pick for the no-frills dad who likes to keep things simple and chic. Instead of the fail-proof black leather strap, the rich blue hue gives it a modern update.
First introduced during SIHH last year, the Cartier Santos-Dumont follows the likes of the Santos family with a distinctive square dial and elongated Roman numerals. On the inside, the timepiece uses a quartz movement that offers up to six years of battery life. It’s a practical—yet elegant—day-to-night timepiece your dad can count on.
Montblanc Summit 2+
Looking to gift your dad his first (luxury) smartwatch? The Montblanc Summit 2+ is the one to go for. Aside from being the first of its kind that can directly activate cellular connectivity in the Wear OS by Google app, some of our favourite details include the integrated speaker and the larger screen.
Van Cleef & Arpels’ Pierre Arpels Heure d'Ici & Heure d'Ailleurs
Designed and named after Pierre Arpels, the second generation of the Arpels family, the timepiece is the brand’s “vision of masculine elegance”. The thin case that’s held by two central attachments is definitely its most alluring feature. The watch also has a dual time zone function—perfect for dads to keep track of time wherever he may be, and back home where you are.
Bell & Ross BR 05
If exclusivity is what you’re searching for, Bell & Ross’ BR 05 Skeleton Blue is the perfect fit. Limited to only 500 pieces, the BR 05 comes with a blue tinted see-through dial that gives you a full view of the timepiece’s BR-CAL.322 automatic movement, which also has a 360-degree oscillating weight. Take your pick between a ribbed rubber or steel strap that gives off a different finish.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Memovox
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s iconic Reverso watch may be the go-to piece for gifting, but the new Master Control Memovox is not one to be missed. While the watch is still housed in a 40mm case (like its original design), it now has a sapphire crystal caseback that lets you have a full look of the caliber 959 movement. It’s definitely the one for pops who appreciate the beauty within.
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