Dad’s the word: Best new luxury timepieces for Father’s Day
He may not have cherished your milk bottle top necklace enough to wear it to work but your dad is certain to take a shine to a luxury watch this Father’s Day. (June 16) With lots of fabulous new offerings out there, especially since Swatch Group (including Omega, Blancpain and more) pulled out of Baselworld and instead held a Time to Move exhibition, you’re bound to find the perfect watch to suit your old man. Here are a few of our favourites…
If you love him to the moon and back, you’re in luck as this year marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s lunar landing and with it comes a beautiful, limited edition Omega Speedmaster. However you might have to do a little more than cross your fingers to get hold of one as the latest model is limited to just 6,969 timepieces. But with its 42mm steel case and black ceramic bezel, it’s sure to be in demand.
If dad sees himself as a bit of a smooth operator, he’ll love a version of the watch donned by Britain’s favourite secret agent.
Having been around since the 1950s and with loads of improvements over the years, such as the depth you can dive to whilst wearing it, the Rolex Submariner is definitely to be relied upon, especially if you don’t want to mess about with batteries. And if it’s durability, reliability and sell-on value he’d want, this is a sure bet.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M watch
If Dad likes to think he’s a trendsetter he’ll love the return of the bright orange bezel featured on an Omega watch 14 years ago. With a 43.5mm steel case and crisp white dial, the new Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M is certainly attractive wristwear.
With a helium escape valve at 10 o’clock and vivid numbers 6, 9 and 12, this watch is a great shout for a more vivacious personality.
Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic 41
A new take on a timeless classic from Breitling, this is a contemporary watch for a sophisticated old man. Fitted with Breitling’s famous circular slide rule, a distinctive beaded bezel, and a three-hand charcoal dial with a 6 o’clock window, it is set off perfectly by a striking 18k red gold case. And for the dad who likes to get around, the hands are coated with Super-LumiNova®, a luminescent material that allows for super legibility in all light conditions. This watch comes with a stylish black strap or the stainless steel Navitimer.
If you simply can’t choose the best timepiece for your dad, then let our time-served experts here at Luxe Watches help. We sell world-renowned new and pre-worn watches and will even try our hardest to track down the perfect model if we don’t have it here in stock at our Essex boutique.