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Get dad a luxury watch for the ultimate Father's Day Gift
Get dad a luxury watch for the ultimate Father’s Day Gift

It’s finally June, which means that Father’s Day is not far away. Sunday, June 17, 2018, is the time to celebrate dads everywhere. And what better way to do that than with a luxury watch? So let’s get to it. From Omega to Rolex, here are some of our favorite Father’s Day gifts to give dad this year.

 

Omega Constellation as a Father’s Day Gift

 

If you’re familiar with today’s style of Omega Constellation watch, you may notice that it looks very different to this vintage yellow gold Omega Constellation watch circa 1970s. That’s because prior to adopting the collection adopting the “Manhattan Constellation” style that was introduced in 1982, the Constellation lineup from Omega offered a different look.

 

Father's Day Gift: Omega Constellation
Father’s Day Gift: Omega Constellation

 

Donning a 14k yellow gold 35mm case, this particular design is referred to as a C-shaped Constellation—designed by none other than Gerald Genta. Moreover, the case flaunts fluted gold bezel and houses a gold dial with simple stick hour markers and a small date window at 3 o’clock. Presented on an elegant black leather strap and powered by an automatic movement, dad will love this handsome vintage Omega.

 

 

Cartier Roadster as a Father’s Day Gift

 

With its distinctive silhouette and unique magnification lens, the men’s Cartier Roadster watch is one of our favorites from the French Maison—despite the fact that it’s no longer being produced. And this particular version, the stainless steel Cartier Roadster ref. W62025V3 is a fantastic example.

 

Father's Day Gift: Cartier Roadster
Father’s Day Gift: Cartier Roadster

 

Encased within the signature 36mm tonneau shaped case is a white guilloché dial with the familiar black Roman numerals and sword-shaped hands. Under the magnification lens—inspired by the curved windshields of 1950’s and 1960’s roadsters—sits a date window. Fitted with a matching steel link band with a deployant clasp, this is one Father’s Day gift that dad won’t soon forget.

 

Rolex Datejust as a Father’s Day Gift

 

Is there a luxury watch that’s more dad-appropriate than a two-tone Rolex Datejust? We think not! It’s got the right blend of ruggedness, preciousness, practicality, and recognition. And for dad we would recommend the two-tone Rolex Datejust ref. 116233.

 

Father's Day Gift: Rolex Datejust
Father’s Day Gift: Rolex Datejust

 

This watch has the archetypal 36mm Oyster case size topped with the traditional yellow gold fluted bezel. Plus, there’s the formal Jubilee bracelet, of course also in two tone steel and yellow gold, and a classic black dial. Furthermore, on that dial we see the unfussy luminescent baton hour markers with yellow gold surrounds, along with the famous date window and Cyclops lens combo. Suitable for everyday wear yet special enough for even the most formal events, this is Rolex that dad will never take off.

 

Patek Philippe Calatrava as a Father’s Day Gift

 

You knew it was coming—a Patek Philippe watch is the ultimate Father’s Day gift! Not just any Patek, but indeed the famous Calatrava dress watch. An absolute icon in the world of luxury dress watches.

 

Father's Day Gift: Patek Philippe Calatrava
Father’s Day Gift: Patek Philippe Calatrava

 

The Patek Philippe Calatrava ref. 3919G sports a 33mm 18k white gold case along with the characteristic double hobnail, or “Clou de Paris,” bezel. The crisp white dial is a beautiful illustration of Patek minimalism, simply accented with small black Roman numerals, a pair of center hands, and the running seconds subdial at 6 o’clock. Also, carrying on the glorious simplicity of the fine timepiece is the elegant black leather strap. If you play your cards right, dad may just leave this to you after he’s  “merely look(ed) after it for the next generation.”

 

 

It’s simple, if you want to make this Father’s Day the best one yet for dad, forget everything else and opt for a luxury watch. After all, that’s what dad really wants as a Father’s Day gift.

Written by

Celine Simon

Celine is a freelance luxury watch writer who has enjoyed working in the horology industry for over ten years. Like many of the high-end timepieces she writes about, she comes from Switzerland—the heart of fine watchmaking. From Singapore to Montreal to Geneva to Dubai, Celine has lived all over the world but now calls Southern California home.