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Father’s Day Luxury Watch Gift GuideJune 15, 2017 - Watch Articles
With Father’s Day fast approaching, it’s not too late to buy dad a gift he’ll treasure. Wondering what to get him? Read below for 10 luxury watches that any father is sure to enjoy. No matter your budget or style, our ultimate Father’s Day Luxury Watch Gift Guide has you covered.
Here, 10 luxury watch ideas for Father’s Day:
- For the Classic Dad: Rolex Submariner
- For the Adventurer: Breitling Chronomat GMT
- For the Dad Who Likes to Dress Up: Patek Philippe Calatrava (Ref. 5227)
- For the Budding Watch Collector: Omega Speedmaster
- For the Water Lover: Breitling Superocean Chronograph M2000
- For the Dad Who Has Everything: Vacheron Constantin Tribute to Great Explorers
- For the Modern Dad: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
- For the Budget-Conscious Dad: Tag Heuer Formula 1 Grande Date
- For the Vintage Enthusiast: Cartier Santos Dumont
- For the Aspiring Astronomer: A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna
For the Classic Dad: Rolex Submariner
One of the most famous men’s watches in the world, the iconic Rolex Submariner dates back to 1953. Originally designed for underwater exploration and diving, the watch gained legendary status when it appeared on the wrist of James Bond in movies such as Dr. No, Goldfinger, and From Russia With Love.
For the Adventurer: Breitling Chronomat GMT
Price: around $10,000
For the fathers with an active lifestyle, the Breitling Chronomat GMT is a practical, sturdy choice. This watch offers dual time zones, water resistance up to 500m, and glow-in-the-dark hands to keep up with an on-the-go pace.
For the Dad Who Likes to Dress Up: Patek Philippe Calatrava (Ref. 5227)
Known as the definitive dress watch, Patek Philippe’s signature Calatrava utilizes a simple and sleek design to add elegance to any occasion.
For the Budding Watch Collector: Omega Speedmaster
Price: $4,500-$8,700 (steel models)
One of the best entry level luxury watches is the Omega Speedmaster. First made in 1957, the Speedmaster gained notoriety after it was worn during the first moon landing in 1969. Nowadays, the Speedmaster is still the only watch authorized to be worn by NASA astronauts in space. Given the lasting value and popularity of this timepiece, it is the perfect start to a luxury watch collection.
For the Water Lover: Breitling Superocean Chronograph M2000
Price: around $4,500
The Breitling Superocean Chronograph M2000 is the only watch in the world that can function at depths of up to 6,600 feet underwater, using a unique magnetic pushpiece system. This sturdy watch is perfect for divers or any dads that spend their time in the water.
For the Dad Who Has Everything: Vacheron Constantin Tribute to Great Explorers
Price: around $100,000
If you’re struggling to find a unique gift for the dad who owns everything, look no further than the Vacheron Constantin Tribute to Great Explorers. This limited edition watch collection is meant to honor the most famous explorers in history with maps of the areas these explorers journeyed printed on the face of the watch. If your budget allows, this impressive-looking watch may be the perfect gift for a lucky dad.
For the Modern Dad: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
The Royal Oak is a luxury steel sport watch with an octagonal bezel case and integrated bracelet. The watch has been defying convention since its debut in 1972 and has since become a modern classic.
For the Budget-Conscious Dad: Tag Heuer Formula 1 Grande Date
This driving-inspired watch was first released in 1986. Sold at a reasonable price point, this casual watch won’t break the bank.
For the Vintage Enthusiast: Cartier Santos Dumont
Widely known as the first wristwatch in the world, Cartier created this timepiece in 1904 for the aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. The art deco-esque design and illustrious history of this watch make it a great fit for any vintage lover.
For the Aspiring Astronomer: A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna
Price: around $215,000
With a 14-day power reserve, perpetual calendar, and a magnificent orbital moonphase display, this watch is a beautiful display of design and technology. The orbital moonphase display depicts current moon phase, the positions of the sun and the moon, and the day and night halves of the hemisphere.
LOOKING TO SELL OR UPGRADE YOUR LUXURY WATCH?
If you’re looking to get quick money to put towards a special Father’s Day gift or would like to upgrade a current timepiece, selling your luxury watch may be a good option for you. WP Diamonds is a BBB A+-rated business that offers a free, secure service for selling your luxury timepiece online in as little as 24 hours. Simply fill out the online form and one of our in-house watch experts will be in touch shortly with an initial price. You get up to 20% more on your offer in the form of store credit with our local jewelry store partners or 10% more in store credit at James Allen.