Jewelry & Accessories

7 Timeless Gifts For Dads: The Ultimate Father’s Day Watch Guide

May 26, 2024

Father’s Day (June 16) is the perfect opportunity to express gratitude to the man who has been a guiding force throughout your life. This year, elevate your gift-giving with a luxurious timepiece that encapsulates style, precision, and adventure. Whether your dad is an urban explorer, a tech-savvy adventurer, or a fan of classic elegance, there’s a watch tailored to his unique lifestyle. Here are some standout options that promise to make this Father’s Day unforgettable. —Ashley Harris

RADO Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Skeleton

For the dad who thrives on urban adventure, RADO’s Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic Skeleton ($6,000) is the ideal choice. This iconic timepiece has been reimagined with elegant PVD rose-gold detailing and rich olive tones, symbolizing both precision and reliability. Available in two variants—a sporty green rubber strap and a sophisticated olive green high-tech ceramic triple-row bracelet—this watch is designed to accompany your dad through the most rugged explorations.

Key features include a monobloc ceramic case, a rose-gold-coloured PVD stainless-steel bezel, and a sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective treatment. Its R808 automatic movement, tested in five positions, provides up to 80 hours of power reserve, making it a reliable ally in any setting. With a water resistance of up to 300 meters, it’s built to endure both tropical and urban jungles.

Ulysse Nardin Diver NET & Diver Skeleton OPS

For fathers who cherish the thrill of adventure and the quest for innovation, Ulysse Nardin’s Diver NET ($13,300) and Diver Skeleton OPS ($27,500) watches are perfect. These models combine sporty-chic aesthetics with the brand’s commitment to sustainability. The Diver NET, initially introduced as a concept watch in 2020, embodies Ulysse Nardin’s pioneering spirit and environmental mission. Collaborating with high-tech start-ups and environmental advocates, the brand has integrated innovative materials and technologies to promote environmental responsibility.

These dynamic creations, part of the “Ops” capsule collection, celebrate Ulysse Nardin’s marine heritage and its advanced in-house watchmaking capabilities. They offer a trendy yet robust design, ideal for dads who appreciate both style and substance.

Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph King Gold Blue

For the dad who values bold style and groundbreaking craftsmanship, the Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph King Gold Blue ($36,900) is a standout choice. This Swiss-made timepiece, worn by Italian actor Giuseppe Maggio at the Cannes Film Festival, exemplifies Hublot’s “Art of Fusion.” Combining gold with a rubber strap, this watch represents a blend of tradition and innovation, making it a unique addition to any collection.

Hublot’s philosophy of being “First, Unique, and Different” is evident in their meticulous craftsmanship and use of state-of-the-art materials like carbon, titanium, and sapphire. The Classic Fusion line, along with other innovative collections, showcases Hublot’s expertise in creating high-quality, distinctive timepieces.

Apple Watch Ultra 2 & Apple Watch Series 9

For the tech-savvy dad, Apple offers two compelling options: the Apple Watch Ultra 2 ($1,099) and the Apple Watch Series 9 ($549). The Apple Watch Ultra 2 is the most rugged and capable smartwatch in Apple’s lineup, featuring the powerful new S9 SiP, a new double-tap gesture, and the brightest display Apple has ever made. With up to 36 hours of battery life and advanced health monitoring capabilities, it’s perfect for dads who love exploring the outdoors or improving their golf game.

The Apple Watch Series 9, on the other hand, offers robust connectivity and health features, including an ECG app and heart rate notifications. Available in multiple finishes and sizes, it’s designed to keep dads connected, healthy, and active. For dads who already own an Apple Watch, a new band in vibrant spring colours could be a thoughtful and stylish upgrade.

Chopard Alpine Eagle 41 XP TT

For the dad with an eye for elegance and sophistication, the Chopard Alpine Eagle 41 XP TT is an exquisite choice. This ultra-thin timepiece features intricate mechanical workings and a modern, sporty design. Chopard’s commitment to craftsmanship and luxury is evident in every detail of the Alpine Eagle, making it a perfect gift for dads who appreciate fine watchmaking.


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