5/29/2019 / In Timepieces
Father’s Day provides an opportunity to show just how much we appreciate Dad. The time he spends on family, work, and fun helps create memories we will cherish for a lifetime. When it comes to the perfect gift, nothing says how much we appreciate the time we spend with Dad like a wristwatch to remind him of every precious moment. Here is a look at six timepieces from three watchmakers in a variety of styles and price points that will guarantee the father figure in your life gets something special for Father’s Day.
Raymond Weil brings together the elements of precision, quality, reliability, and technical prowess in classic Swiss watchmaking style to produce timepieces worthy of the “Swiss made” label. Two of their timepieces make excellent choices for that extra special Father’s Day gift. The Freelancer by Raymond Weil is presented in a 42mm stainless steel case with black dial. Launched in 2007, the Freelancer was created in honor of the sophisticated man with a free spirit who wishes to remain in control of his own destiny. Classic in style with a unique design, the automatic timepiece is complemented by a stainless-steel bracelet with folding clasp and double-push security system. Functional and stylish, this timepiece combines classic dress watch aesthetic with casual everyday wear features. That’s a winning combination for any Dad.
The combination of elegance and sophistication with modern innovation continues in the Robert Weil Maestro. This automatic timepiece is housed in a 39.5mm stainless steel fixed-bezel case PVD plated with yellow gold. The silver face is offset by a black leather strap. Powered by the Calibre RW 4200 automatic Swiss movement, the Maestro displays hour, minute, and second functions as well as a date window. Water resistant to 50m, the Raymond Weil Maestro demonstrates the mastery of Swiss horology coupled with the modern look and feel of a luxury timepiece.
Representing the combination of classic styling and modern appearance, the Raymond Weil timepieces are perfect for Dad to dress up or down. If Dad happens to be a little more, sporty? Not to worry, Tissot has you covered for the outgoing Dad.
Celebrating a passion for cycling, the Tissot T-Race Cycling Chronograph features details inspired by modern racing cycles with several choices of color accents. The 45mm stainless steel case features black PVD coating and runs on a Swiss quartz movement. The T-Race Cycling Chronograph is water resistant to 100m and marks time on 30-minute and 1/10 of a second counters. The chronograph utilizes a central 60-seconds chronograph hand and features add and split functions. The sapphire crystal front is offset by a stainless-steel case back showcasing a sprocket design which further pays homage to the cycling theme.
If Dad’s idea of a good time is less spin around the neighborhood by bike and more explore underwater caves, Tissot has you covered with the Seastar 1000 Chronograph. Featuring a unidirectional ceramic bezel and screw-down crown, this watersport watch is water resistant to 300m and built tough enough to take any adventure. Anti-reflective coating on the crystal coupled with luminescent hands and hour markers provide high visibility in the toughest of conditions. Three subdials display the chronograph counters with a date window placed between four and five on the black dial. Heavy-duty rubber is used to complete the strap with a stainless steel buckle.
Sometimes Dad goes above and beyond in more ways than one. If it has been that kind of year and Dad deserves an extra special Father’s Day, Omega has two offerings which are sure to have him thankful for the year ahead. The Aqua Terra 150M Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer pays tribute to Omega’s connection to the game of golf. A favorite choice of Rory McIlroy, the “Golf Edition” has a symmetrical case crafted of stainless steel and presented on a NATO strap. Powered by the caliber 8900 Master Chronometer, the Golf Edition has received the highest certification by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). The transparent case back displays the exceptional work of the Swiss watchmaker.
For the dad who wants something unique and modern, Omega presents the Skywalker X-33 Chronograph 45mm. The case is crafted from grade 2 titanium and features a black ceramic bezel ring and black dial with LCD display. The bracelet is constructed of grade 2 and 5 titanium. Powered by the Omega 519 Calibre, the Skywalker X-33 features a thermo-compensated multi-function quartz movement with special functions designed and tested by the European Space Agency. The analog hands are complemented by the LCD display which shares three time zones, chronograph, timer, elapsed mission time, elapsed phase time, three alarms, and a perpetual calendar. The Skywalker is truly a functional timepiece with a solid Swiss heritage.
Whether Dad is looking for an everyday watch to wear on his adventures, something a little more classic for the office, or that truly unique timepiece for special occasions, a gift from you on Father’s Day will mean more than any complication.