Give the gift of time this Father’s Day
Father’s Day (June 21) is almost here again and with it comes the dreaded thought…. will it be whiskey, socks or a tie this year?
For the man who doesn’t “need anything”, get something he’d really love: a luxury watch.
Many people think Rolex timepieces are out of budget but it is possible to get a pre-owned one for a fraction of the cost.
Quality and precision of the workmanship that goes into each one ensures that every Rolex holds a steady price over time, so whether it’s to be cherished, handed down or resold at a later date, it’s an excellent present.
From office through to wedding wear, a Rolex can be worn for any occasion, making it the one accessory that every man needs.
What dad doesn’t love a bit of Paul Newman? His Daytona sold for $17.8 million and this watch continues to fetch outstanding amounts of cash at auction.
As such a versatile watch, it’s a great one to take your old man from morning through to night, whatever the occasion.
If he likes racing, you get bonus points… if not, it’s just a very cool watch perfect for measuring speed. The tachymetric scale engraved on the bezel showcases speed in kilos or miles per hour.
Reference 116500LN is a favourite of ours. With a 40mm stainless steel case, automatic movement with chronograph function and an Oyster bracelet, what’s not to love?
If dad’s clueless about what’s in fashion, then it’s best to go for a watch that never goes out. Classic to the core is the two-tone Rolex Datejust. With its yellow gold and stainless steel Jubilee bracelet, this 80s favourite still has enduring appeal.
We love reference 16013 with its gold fluted bezel, 36mm steel case and attractive gold champagne dial.
If your old man is the sporty type, this dive watch is the perfect match. We love the Rolex Submariner ref 16610 – the last of the classics.
With a traditional aluminium bezel – rather than newer ceramics – it’s that combined with black dial that makes this one a timeless choice as it’s no longer in production.
At a sizeable 40mm Oyster case, it’s water resistant to 300m so whatever your dad’s sport, he’s sure to appreciate one of these.
For the dad who multitasks, this is the perfect selection. Offered in a variety of precious metals, the Day-Date is one of Rolex’s most popular watches ever.
The first watch to simultaneously display the date and the day of the week, it’s certainly a statement piece.
If you’re after a slightly newer model, consider reference 118238. Worn on the iconic president’s bracelet, this striking watch boasts an 18karat gold finish. Its 36mm Oyster case is scratch-resistant and has a chronometer-rated calibre 3155 perpetual movement. We love the hidden Crownclasp on the bracelet.
A helping hand
Whatever you’re after for dad, we can help.
Here at Luxe Watches we have over 20 years’ experience in buying and selling new and pre-worn Rolex watches and many more luxury brands including Cartier, Omega and Patek. If you want to sell your Rolex, we can also help. Simply contact us today.