What is the perfect gift for Father’s Day?


by Nour Abraham

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Have you been thinking about the perfect timepiece to gift your dad this Father’s Day? We’ve got you covered with our Father’s Day gift guide.

May 19. 2017 - by Nour Abraham

With Father’s Day fast approaching, you may have begun to think about the perfect present to show your dad just how much you appreciate him. Lucky for you, we’ve come up with the perfect guide for Father’s Day gifts. Whether your dad is sporty and adventurous, classy and academic, or contemporary and modern – we’ve compiled the perfect watches that will suit these tastes and preferences!


In honour of our father’s

Father’s Day is one of those special occasions that allow us to show one of the most important figures in our lives just how much we appreciate them. Father’s Day has been celebrated in Western history since 1966. Aside from spending some quality time with our dad’s this Father’s Day, we should also ideally gift them with something memorable that perfectly represents their style and disposition. Luxury watches are one of the few accessories that a man wears and we are sure that any dad would be overjoyed to receive such an exquisite present on Father’s Day. Allow our latest CXT Guide to inspire you with renowned luxury watches that suit different types of father’s and father figures – be they sporty and adventurous, classy and academic, or contemporary and modern.

The perfect luxury watches for the sporty and adventurous father

Tool watches are the evident timepiece of choice for the sporty and adventurous fathers out there. A robust tool watch operates unfailingly on the wrist in the most adverse conditions, ensuring it remains reliable in countless settings. An undeniably coveted tool watch is none other than the Rolex Explorer II Ref. 21650. This fine timepiece convinces with a distinct design, characterised by an orange 24-hour hand that is set against a white bezel and encased by an Oyster stainless steel case. The Rolex Explorer is perhaps one of the most suitable luxury watches for adventurers. The history of the Rolex Explorer line is rich in adventure and exploration. In fact, Sir Edmund Hillary wore the precursor to the Rolex Explorer – the Oyster Perpetual – to the peak of Mount Everest in 1953. This Rolex Explorer II was originally developed for use in low-lit conditions such as caves and comes equipped with functional features such as a large 42-millimetre case as well as luminescent hands and indices, both of which help readability in any environment.

The Omega Seamaster Diver 300 is another luxury timepiece that is more than suitable for sporty fathers. This sleek yet robust watch has been spotted on the wrist of James Bond in several films. The aesthetic of the timepiece is characterised by distinctive yet harmonious elements including a black dial and unidirectional black ceramic rotating bezel. As made evident by its name, the Omega Seamaster collection is built for life in the water. The timepiece is water resistant to 300 meters and features an innovative helium escape valve at the 10 o’clock position.

Luxury watches for the classy and academic father

Sophisticated timepieces with intricate complications are without a doubt one of the most suitable types of luxury watches for those of us with scholarly fathers. The elegant IWC Portofino or Portugieser, for example, perfectly embody the timeless aesthetic that such fathers would want to exude. Both models feature a 42-millimetre case and are paired with a classic leather strap. While the Portofino is an automatic watch featuring a chronograph function, the Portugieser is powered by a traditional hand-wound movement, which allows the wearer to mindfully wind it every so often. The Portofino and Portugieser emanate a timeless aesthetic that pairs perfectly under the cuff of a crisp shirt or with formal attire.

For those fathers who prefer more of a cultured appeal, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso just might be the perfect model to gift. The Reverso is another fine timepiece backed by an intriguing history. The model was developed in 1931 for polo players and features a swivel mechanism that allows the wearer of the watch to turn the watch face over, allowing the sapphire crystal to be protected from shocks and cracks. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso is comprised of a 42-millimetre case and features a refined moon phase complication.

Luxury watches for the contemporary and modern father

There are, of course, countless fine timepieces for the trend-conscious fathers out there. The Nomos Ahoi (https://www.chronext.co.uk/nomos/ahoi/551/003915), for example, is a popular choice among men with a contemporary style. The timepiece exudes a sporty and upbeat aesthetic and features a brilliant white dial that is paired with a textile woven strap. Stylish yet functional, the Nomos Ahoi incorporates a screw-down crown that allows for an impressive water resistance of 200 meters. The popular timepiece is powered by an automatic movement, ensuring reliable and carefree precision.

Technical innovations are another aspect of importance to the modern father. A smart watch, such as the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45, makes for an unforgettable gift as well as a handy companion. TAG Heuer has succeeded in revolutionising the traditional watch market with the introduction of a Swiss made smart watch featuring a replaceable module that can be converted to a mechanical wristwatch. Like its predecessor model, the current Connected Modular 45 works with an Intel processor. The watch is available in 11 different versions, allowing its wearer to customise and choose between a wide range of colours, bracelets, and materials. Thanks to Android Wear 2.0, the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 can be configured with several apps without the need to connect to a smartphone. The timepiece is an impressive and innovative addition to the world of fine timepieces, balancing classical elements of conventional watchmaking with modern technology. It is the perfect luxury watch for contemporary and modern fathers who want to keep up with the times yet appreciate the traditional elements of haute horlogerie.

Nour Abraham

by Nour Abraham

Nour is an enthusiastic watch lover who hails from the Canadian Rockies. She can spot a fine timepiece from miles away and identify it with the blink of an eye. Since moving to Germany and joining CHRONEXT, she has discovered a deep passion for Saxonian watchmaking and spends most of her time exploring the depths of the watch ocean.

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