A friend, a mentor, a guiding force… So many roles to play and yet just one day to celebrate him. Yes, it is just about that time of the year. The day to celebrate every girl’s ideal man and every boy’s role model – Father’s Day.
Father’s Day – Watch Wardrobe
Father’s Day is not a federal holiday as such, but is surely a widely celebrated one. Although it is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide, many countries observe this day on the third Sunday in June. Here in India, we are looking at the 16th of June to celebrate this special day. Any plans on how you would like to celebrate Father’s day? Well, this year how about giving him the gift of TIME. We at HOT have specially curated a list of watches that could help to further enhance your Father’s day. Yes, just a little something more to add to that special day.
Oyster Perpetual GMT-master II
This new version of the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II is an obvious choice isn’t it? That beautiful 40 mm Oyster case with its bidirectional rotatable bezel and a two-colour 24-hour graduated Cerachrom insert in blue and black ceramic is fitted on the iconic bracelet Jubilee bracelet, unarguably one of the most comfortable bracelets on the market. The Oyster Perpetual GMT-master II also known as ‘Batman” is the perfect fathers day gift for a globetrotting Dad. The GMT-Master II can display the time in two time zones simultaneously: either the local time and the reference time, or the local time and that of an alternative time zone. The date, at 3 o’clock on the dial, is synchronized with the local time. ‘Batman’ here just like most of the Rolex watches is a “much awaited’ watch, so if you do plan to gift this to your father on his special day, we suggest you block it now!
Master Grande Tradition Répétition Minutes Perpétuelle
From minimalistic, sporty and elegant timepieces lets now move into the world of complex movements accompanied by superb designs. Presenting the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Repetition Minutes Perpetuelle. An exquisite timepiece from one of the most knowledgeable manufactures when it comes to minute repeaters. Although the Master Grande Tradition Répétition Minutes Perpétuelle represents the next generation of chime-related innovation at La Grande Maison, it is more than “just” a phenomenal minute repeator. The watch features a Perpetual calendar, thus accurately displaying the correct calendar information, taking into consideration the varying lengths of the months — even during leap years. Yes all these practical and useful complications are beautifully packaged in a 43mm dial with a height of 13.72mm. A beautiful rendition of simplified complications.
Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395
From large and heavy dials that make a bold statement, extra thin watches seem to be making quite a comeback. Being the inventor of the tourbillion it is no surprise that Breguet was one of the first in the ultra-thin tourbillon competition with the Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5377 in 2013. Well this year Breguet takes an extremely technical yet artistic approach with this new Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395. This gorgeous timepiece with its skeleton design, a three mm thin 18-karat gold caliber, exquisite engraving, engine turning and anglage, make the new Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395 truly outstanding. A thin and elegant classic tourbillion – it has to be a Breguet.
Carl F. Bucherer
How about adding something a little retro but sporty to his watch wardrobe this father’s day? The latest addition to the Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback collection is inspired by the 1960s and 1970s, the timepiece captures the spirit of these bygone era. A beautiful transition from the past to the present this black sunburst-finished dial pops against the two silver-colored totalizator subdials – a small seconds display and a 30-minute counter – while bold red accents such as the “Flyback” lettering and the outline of the chapter ring add another stunning contrast. The handsome horological package is rounded out by a slim stopwatch second hand in red, a tachymeter scale, and a date display at 6 o’clock. The strap is crafted from dark gray kudu leather with a suede finish and features red contrast stitching along with an 18 k rose gold folding pin buckle. This one is a perfect day to night watch. Vintage with a modern twist.
Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month
From Lucerne to Schaffhausen, IWC introduces the all new Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month with large digital display for the date and month now available with a titanium case. This could be an especially personal gift since it is limited to 100 individually numbered pieces. The perpetual calendar has large digital displays for the date and the month. It is mechanically programmed to recognise the different lengths of the months and even adds a leap day at the end of February every four years. This 45mm watch also features a chronograph with flyback function.
So there you have it. From the skills he taught to you to the memories he helped you make here are our top five watch picks to help you celebrate all the things that he made possible. Happy Father’s Day!