For The Adventurous Dad: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique
Blancpain’s iconic Fifty Fathoms were the first modern divers’ watches when they were first launched in 1953, and the brand has continued to innovate in the years since. For 2020, Blancpain has introduced the Fifty Fathoms Automatique on a new titanium bracelet — the models had previously only been available on sail canvas and NATO straps. The new bracelet makes the Fifty Fathoms more versatile for different occasions, whether it be casual weekend outings or on rugged diving trips.
For The Dad With The Magnetic Personality: Omega De Ville Tourbillon Numbered Edition
Omega’s new breakthrough tourbillon has been certified to keep rotating at a high level of precision even under a strong magnetic field of 15,000 gauss. Magnetic fields can often disrupt a watch’s internal mechanisms, so having a watch with anti-magnetic properties is important to maintain a watch’s accuracy. This watch has been certified a master chronometer, accurate to 0/+5 seconds per day. Design wise, the timepiece is distinguished by its tourbillon, which has been unusually placed at the centre of the dial, with the hour and minute hands appearing to extend out from behind the tourbillon. The tourbillon itself does one revolution every 60 seconds, so the Omega watchmakers have also turned it into a seconds indicator by using an arrow-shaped the tourbillon cage — ingenious, no?
For The Sophisticated Dad: Piaget Altiplano Date
Piaget is the master of ultra-thin timepieces, which demonstrate exceptional technical mastery without being overly flashy, making them the perfect choice for the dad who prefers an understated style. These dashing Altiplano offerings house Piaget’s ultra-thin 1205P self-winding movement, which is a mere 3mm thick.
For The Energetic Dad: Harry Winston HDT10
Harry Winston’s timepieces for men have always had a sense of dynamism, and the Histoire de Tourbillon 10 is certainly no exception. The watch is the final instalment in the Histoire de Tourbillon series, where Harry Winston pushed the boundaries of watchmaking design and technical complexity. Its main feature is the four different tourbillons, which all finish one rotation every 36 seconds. The visual impact of the watch is quite stunning. Only 10 pieces are available worldwide.
For The Dad Who Likes Classic Cars: Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Azurro Chrono
Every year, Chopard sponsors the world-famous Mille Miglia classic car rally in Italy, and every year, it creates watches to celebrate what has been described as “the most beautiful race in the world”. This year’s edition includes the Mille Miglia GTS Azurro Chrono, a stainless steel chronograph watch with a dial layout inspired by the instrument clusters on the dashboards of classic cars. The watch’s design elements, from the shape of the chronograph pushers to the slope of the lugs and the perforated strap, all take inspiration from classic cars.
For The Dad Who Loves His Yachts: Breguet Marine Alarme Musicale 5547
Breguet’s links to the maritime world is firmly rooted in its history — founder Abraham-Louis Breguet, widely considered the father of modern watchmaking, was appointed the chronometer-maker to the French royal navy in 1815. Breguet’s Marine collection pays tribute to that history, with many subtle design elements that reference the sea. For instance, when the alarm function on the Marine Alarme Musicale 5547 is triggered, a ship’s bell will appear through an aperture at 12 o’clock. The watch is now available on a bracelet, available in titanium, rose gold, and white gold.
BONUS | For The Dad Who Doesn’t Like Watches: Tiffany & Co. Accessories
On the off chance that dad doesn’t appreciate a good watch — however unlikely that is — there is always the option of other accessories. The Tiffany 1837 square pendant or onyx ring would be perfect for a stylish dad, while Tiffany’s Diamond Point crystal decanters and glasses would be the perfect way to propose spending some quality drinking time together with your father — win, win, right?