Father's Day Gift Guide: Which of These Watches Is Ideal for Your Dad?

This year, honour your father with a gift that is as timeless as his love showered on you ― an exceptional watch
Father's Day Gift Guide: Which of These Watches Is Ideal for Your Dad?
June 10, 2024
Father's Day Gift Guide: Which of These Watches Is Ideal for Your Dad?

With Father's Day (June 16) approaching, now is the time to think of a heart-warming gift for the Superhero in your life! So, how about getting him a watch to mark the quality time spent together? Needless to say, a watch recognises the significant milestones in a man's life. Timepieces to celebrate Father's Day can range from conventional dress watches that complement fitted suits to high-tech sports models for parents who pursue an active lifestyle. If you need some help picking the perfect wristwatch for your father, check out the curated list below. 

Tissot Chemin des Tourelles

The ivory-coloured sunray-dial watch has a 39 mm stainless steel case. This model features a domed and brushed dial with gold-coloured hands and baton markings. It is run by SwatchGroup's go-to movement, Calibre Powermatic 80. This automated movement marks a development of the ETA calibre C07.631 architecture, with a robust 80-hour power reserve and an anti-magnetic Nivachron hairspring. The see-through caseback displays the other side of the movement, which has a very industrial look.

Price: Rs 86,000 (approx.)

Breitling The Aerospace B70 Orbiter Titanium

The 43 mm titanium-cased watch features a crown at 3 o'clock, two pushers at 2 and 4 o'clock to manage the watch's functions, and a 60-minute bidirectional ratcheted bezel. The Aerospace B70 Orbiter 25th Anniversary Edition also features a brilliant orange dial. The watch face bears the Breitling Orbiter 3 mission logo at 3 o'clock and the Aerospace Chronometer at 9 o'clock. The Arabic hour markers and hands are covered with luminescent Super-LumiNova®. The iconic "wings & anchor" insignia remains on the dial at 12 o'clock, but it now appears above the LCD panels, instead of being in between them. The new Aerospace is powered by the B70, a thermo-compensated SuperQuartz movement with a battery life of two years.

Price: Rs 4,37,000 (approx.)

Montblanc 1858 Geosphere 0 Oxygen South Pole Exploration

This Montblanc 1858 Geosphere limited edition of 1990 pieces was inspired by the South Pole discoveries on the Antarctic continent. The watch is driven by Montblanc's automatic movement with Manufacture Worldtime complication ― the Calibre MB 29.25, a self-winding movement, which tells the time around the world using characteristic luminescent rotating globes; it has day-and-night displays, a dual time, and a date. This clock, housed in an ultralight 42 mm titanium case, also features an iced blue sfumato glacier pattern dial and a corresponding coloured bi-directional anodized aluminium bezel. The caseback features a 3D laser engraving of a frozen landscape with Aurora Australis. 

Price: Rs 6,50,000 (approx.)

TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph

The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph draws inspiration from the legendary DATO layout, combining the Glassbox design with a stunning teal green monotone style. The 39 mm timepiece is made of stainless steel and features rhodium-plated indices and hands. At 3 o'clock rests a teal green azuré mono subdial. The watch has an open caseback that displays the brand's in-house movement, Calibre TH20-07, which has an amazing 80-hour power reserve. The watch has exquisite brushed polished steel spherical push buttons at 2 and 4 o'clock. The watch is finished with a black alligator leather band and a polished steel folding clasp with twin safety push buttons.

Price: Rs 6,52,000 (approx.)

Zenith DEFY Extreme Diver

This model's 42.5 mm brushed titanium casing is octagonal in design. The dodecagonal ceramic unidirectional bezel has Super-LumiNova. The bezel and the date window at 3 o'clock feature a blue sunray face dial contrast. The watches are powered by an El Primero 3620 SC movement with a power reserve of 60 hours. Turning the watch over reveals a sapphire crystal caseback with a star-shaped oscillating weight. This diver's watch is built to withstand tremendous pressure at 600 metres while maintaining great legibility, durability, and corrosion resistance. The watch is finished on a blue rubber strap with a pin buckle that complements the colour of the dial.

Price: Rs 10,90,000 (approx)

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Geographic

The Polaris Geographic gets a modern ocean grey colour pattern with orange highlights. It also includes the collection's trademark dial texturing, a dual time function, a day/night indicator, and a 24-city ring. The new Polaris Geographic is less packed, more sporty, and easier to navigate. The 42 mm stainless steel case features antique elements such as taut lines, curved lugs, a narrow bezel, and two large crowns at 3 and 10 o'clock. This model features an aperture on the periphery track that displays the names of 24 cities, symbolising the 24 time zones. Jaeger-LeCoultre's in-house calibre 939, viewable through the sapphire caseback, powers the Geographic, which has a power reserve of 70 hours.

Price: Rs 15,10,000 (approx.)

Rolex 1908

This 39 mm platinum watch features an ice blue dial with a stunning guilloché rice-grain design. Its rosette-inspired design includes an elaborate three-dimensional geometric pattern that spans the dial, originating from the little seconds subdial at 6 o'clock. Surrounding the minute track is a carefully made fillet sauté with a crimped pattern created using the precise guilloché technique. The 1908 model is powered by calibre 7140, which has a considerable power reserve of around 66 hours. The watch has a sleek matte brown alligator leather strap with a distinctive green calfskin lining and tone-on-tone stitching. Turning the watch over reveals the sapphire open caseback and a yellow gold oscillating weight.

Price: Rs 26,52,000 (approx.)

Jacob & Co. Astronomia Régulateur

This 43 mm rose gold watch rotates every 60 seconds and has three arms. One arm is for the flying tourbillon, while the other two are for time display, both made of a translucent blue material and dedicated to the minutes and hours. The flying tourbillon completes one rotation each minute. As a component of the vertical platform, it has a second rotation axis that rotates in one minute. It is thus a two-axis flying tourbillon. The watch is powered by Calibre JCAM56, a manual winding movement with a power reserve of 48 hours. The dial's base is polished, and the subdials are domed and made of blue polycarbonate sheets, with white printed scales. Both subdials feature dauphine red gold hands.


Price: Rs 2,34,00,000 (approx.)

Breguet Classique 7637

The timepiece has a 42 mm 18 ct rose gold casing and a black grand feu enamel dial. It also has welded lugs, crowns, and a latch on the left side of the case at 9 o'clock that activates the minute repeater mechanism. The model features Breguet's characteristic "moon"-tip hands and Breguet-style Arabic numerals with little stars for the minutes in a powdered silver tone. The Breguet Classique 7637 Répétition Minutes has a manual winding movement, Calibre 567.2, with a power reserve of 40 hours. Turning each watch over reveals the sapphire open caseback, which features ornate designs and an oscillating weight.

Price: Rs 2,55,28,000 (approx.)

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase Retrograde Date

This 42.5 mm watch features an 18 ct white gold case and a retrograde date display with an exact moonphase. This complication, which depicts two polished gold moons and a starry sky, only needs to be adjusted once every 122 years. The hour markers and hands follow the dial's graceful slope, drawing inspiration from the designs of the 1950s. This variation features a sunburst dial with pink gold hour markings and hands. The watch is powered by the self-winding Calibre 2460 R31L with a power reserve of 40 hours.

Price: On Request

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