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From the adventurer to the entrepreneur: our Expert Guide to finding the Perfect Father’s Day Gift

By Elsie Flynn 8 Minute Read
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How do you thank the father figure in your life this Sunday 19th June? Breakfast in bed never goes amiss, and a round of golf is sure to warm the hearts of many fathers out there. But if you want to spoil the man in your life, this June, and really show him your appreciation: a timepiece truly says “I love you” like no other gift does.

Finding the perfect timepiece to gift a loved one has never been easier – or harder, depending on how you look at it – thanks to the outstanding range of selection presented to us in the luxury watch world. We’re spoilt for choice in 2022.

And whilst choice is advantageous, where do you begin to find the timepiece that is sure to make them smile? Because, and we can be certain of this, purchasing a timepiece isn’t a “one-size-fits-all glove” situation.

We’re on hand to help. Alongside offering Next Day Delivery online, we’ve also created an expert Father’s Day guide with our top pieces specifically chosen with him in mind, split into four neat categories. So you can relax as you hand him the perfect gift this 19th June, knowing he will love the timepiece he unwraps.

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For the ADVENTURER

Up in the Mountains, deep diving in the sea: if your father is living the life of an explorer – or simply dreaming he is – our highlight of adventuring watches will be their perfect companion on any expedition.

Tudor Black Bay 58

Think Tudor, think Black Bay. The collection has become a firm watch enthusiast favourite, and it’s not difficult to understand why: the collection is a delectable, yet subtle, blend of traditional aesthetics and contemporary watchmaking.

Offering a sporty yet sophisticated look, this Tudor Black Bay Watch showcases a bold blue dial and unidirectional rotatable bezel in steel with 60-minute graduated disc in matt blue anodised aluminium and silver gilded markings and numerals.

Presented within a 39mm stainless steel case, the dial is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system. The Black Bay celebrates 60 years of diving watches, and this timepiece continues the extraordinary heritage with water resistance up to 200 metres.

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser

The Portugieser Chronograph is one of IWC Schaffhausen’s oldest and most iconic models. With its compact diameter of 41mm, it fits almost any wrist. The thin bezel, however, gives one the impression of wearing a significantly larger watch.

The clear, functional dial boasts applied Arabic numerals and slender Feuille hands. Printed with a quarter-second scale, the characteristic réhaut not only allows precise reading of the stop time but also reminds us of the Portugieser’s origins as a nautical precision instrument for the wrist. This model features a stainless steel case, a silver-plated dial, as well as golden hands and appliqués; it is fitted with a black alligator leather strap. Inside the sporty-elegant chronograph, the IWC-manufactured 69355 calibre is at work. The robust and precise chronograph movement in classic column-wheel design is visible through a sapphire-glass case back.

Sporty yet elegant: the IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph is a superbly handsome timepiece capable of captivating any audience.

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For the THRILL SEEKER

Our selection of watches curated especially for those with a need for speed; these timepieces are suited for those running the pit stop, or simply the supermarket run.

TAG Heuer Formula 1 x Red Bull Special Edition

A luxury watch brand with a racing heritage like no other: if your father craves life in the fast lane, the TAG Heuer Formula 1 x Red Bull Special Edition is the timepiece to consider this Father’s Day.

The timepiece is more than a nod to Formula 1 and Red Bull, it’s a love letter to the sport of racing itself. Every space within the timepiece honours the brands partnership: the energetic dial is blue with highlights in red and yellow, whilst the Arabic numerals on the dial take the font from racing car speedometers.

The TAG Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Racing Special Edition is ready to roar ahead and set the pace.

BVLGARI Octo Finissimo

A perfect blend of technical sophistication and aesthetic refinement, the Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT is the world’s slimmest self-winding watch featuring a chronograph and GMT function, earning a leading position among the ultra-competitive luxury sport watch universe. The exciting timepiece combines the well-known chronograph, the perfect tool for those with a need for speed, and a GMT function, showing two time zones at once, creatively reinventing a classic complication the Italian way.

The timepiece is equipped with a 55-hour power reserve, automatic winding with platinum peripheral rotor and the BVL 318 calibre. It comes presented on a 42mm extra-thin titanium case, with a titanium crown set with ceramic black dial, black rubber bracelet, and ardillon buckle.

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For the ENTREPEUNER

A symbol of status, class, and business acumen: a luxury timepiece is a powerful tool on any entrepreneur’s wrist. Our highlight of timeless Father’s Day pieces will certainly impress in the corporate world, and ensure your father is always on time for their important meetings.

Tissot PRX Powermatic

Bold in the boardroom, easy on the wallet: the Tissot PRX Powermatic is a striking watch at an irresistible price point. The Powermatic 80 movement boasts 80 hours of power reserve, which is enough to continue telling time accurately even if the watch is not worn for three days. It’s an innovative movement that outperforms the competition, whose movements generally provide 1.5 days of power reserve.

A sapphire crystal gives the timepiece an extremely high resistance to impact and superior screen and hand readability thanks to its transparency. Because sapphire is the strongest material after diamonds, the Tissot PRX Powermatic is equipped with anti-scratch prowess.

The Tissot PRX Powermatic timepiece is a serious watch, suitable for a serious businessman.

Gucci 25H

Gucci presents an exceptional high-watchmaking timepiece housing a debut in-house calibre, the GUCCI GG727.25, developed and produced by the state-of-the-art Kering movement manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Not only is this movement a triumphant in the Florentine House's watchmaking history, it is fitted in the new GUCCI 25H watch design, Gucci's first mechanical watch in the ultra-thin sports-luxe mode. The calibre name references important numerical symbols within Gucci: '7 to encapsulate a sense of completeness, '2' representing balance and cooperation; '5' symbolising curiosity and freedom.

The GUCCI 25H reflects the sleek forms of contemporary architecture, where functional, industrial materials like steel were celebrated as precious in their own right. This can be seen in the continuous rhythms of the horizontal satin-brushed lines on the watch dial and Interlocking G logo.

With its clean, sporty lines and sleek, contrasting finishes, the GUCCI 25H encapsulates the House’s aesthetic, its super-slim profile highlighting the brand’s understanding of fine-watchmaking codes. The all-grey and stainless steel aesthetics means it would be a bold statement on a businessman’s wrist.

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For the SPORTSMAN

For the keen sports players, of for those just happy watching on at home, our specialist buyer’s selection of sports watches will keep them on track. With these timepieces, your father can be his own timekeeper: just as precisely as the officials on the pitch.

Breitling Exclusive Endurance

Exclusive to the Watches of Switzerland Group and inspired by the Breitling Spirit, this chronograph is the ultimate athleisure watch for men. Weaving together innovative technology with high precision movements and features – the Breitling Endurance Pro is perfect choice for those who need a timepiece to keep up with their active lifestyles, but that is still stylish enough for everyday wear.

The watch is designed to be durable for sports, with the case coming 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than stainless steel. Aside from its aesthetic appeal, it houses a COSC-certified thermo-compensated SuperQuartz™ movement ensuring that this high precision chronograph is as functional as it is fashionable.

Bremont Watch Supermarine S300 RFU

For the Rugby lovers: ahead of the 2022 Guinness Six Nations Championship kicking off, Bremont have unveiled the new Limited Edition S300 RFU. As Official Timing Partner to both England Rugby and Twickenham Stadium, the new timepiece, and indeed the partnership, not only celebrates what it means to be ‘made in England’ but equally the shared values of durability, precision, and technical ability.

The timepiece pays homage to the England Rugby team throughout the piece using the colour scheme: a navy blue laser engraved ceramic bezel with unidirectional functionality with red accents on the case replicates that of the home kit, whilst the second hand is in all-red and a nod to St George’s cross.

Both the white dial and the case back are embossed with the classic English rose, too, as Bremont left no stone unturned.

The sports watch is water-resistant up to 300m, has a power reserve of approximately 38 hours and is domed with scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Perfect for your next scrum.

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