Being a father is hard work, but it is also a blessing. Especially when the kiddos come bounding towards you after a long day. Or when the little one leans over for nothing more than just a hug. That’s how you know someone’s definitely nailed it as a dad.
Of course, parenthood is a lifelong journey where there’ll be as many ups as there will be downs. Which is why we’ve got to celebrate every win, big or small, to keep the good times rolling.
So this Father’s Day, let’s honour the man, give him a good pat on the back. And in our books, the best way to do that is of course with a beautiful timepiece to cherish forever.
Plus, there’s something in it for everyone now. All watches purchased from now till Father’s Day – that’s 20th June (we’ll save you the hassle of Googling) – will enjoy double earning on Sincere Rewards points. That’s two points for every dollar spent, with up to 8% cashback on your next purchase. Because one can never have too many watches.
Need suggestions? Check out our list of the five best Father’s Day watches – one for every type of dad.
For the savvy investor
Franck Muller Cintrée Curvex Master Banker Asia Exclusive in stainless steel | S$24,800
When not busy longing and shorting stocks, he’s got his nose buried in stock market websites, books, and group chats. At the end of the day, if there’s one thing the savvy investor likes more than money, it’s spending it on things better than money. So as it provides three independent time zones in one watch, the Franck Muller Master Banker definitely meets the mark.
Very aptly, it was inspired by the banking world. Today it remains one of Franck Muller’s most iconic complications, showcasing the watchmaker’s technical mastery and perceptive eye on modern haute horlogerie. This Asia Exclusive clad in green with a black sunburst dial promises to bring him luck wherever he goes.
For the charismatic storyteller
IWC Big Pilot’s Watch 43 in stainless steel | S$14,000 (with detachable stainless steel bracelet)
He’s a fantastic conversationalist who always has a story (or dad-joke) or two in the pocket. With him, a trip to the supermarket can feel like an adventure – well, almost. That’s why the charismatic storyteller would surely appreciate the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch 43, whether or not he actually can fly a plane. Because it’s all about the dream, and feeling free to go wherever your imagination takes you.
Paired with a metal interchangeable bracelet for the first time ever, this functional yet elegant new model is also extra wearable now with a downsized case. IWC thoughtfully kept the dial clean and fuss-free, while making sure the proportions of the case and crown are well balanced.
Shop the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch 43 IW329304 here.
For the trendy urbanite
OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m in stainless steel | S$8,400 (with stainless steel bracelet)
The latest fashion and lifestyle trends are always on his radar, and 2021’s biggest watch trend – green watches – has definitely made more than a blip. Being a sartorial sophisticate and luxury connoisseur, life simply wouldn’t be complete for the trendy urbanite without a nice green timepiece on the wrist.
So set him right with this new Seamaster Aqua Terra by OMEGA. The warm olive green dial with horizontal teak pattern draws inspiration from plush wooden decks of luxury sailboats. Meanwhile, the streamlined 41mm case with integrated bracelet offers the perfect balance of posh vibes meets everyday wearability. Because at the end of the day, that’s what dads need the most: comfort and style in one svelte package.
Shop the OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M here.
For the globetrotting adventurer
Panerai Luminor Marina 44mm PAM1312 in stainless steel | S$11,600
Travelling the world is his lifelong ambition, one that he takes on passionately, mindfully as well, caring deeply for the environment wherever he goes. For this reason, the globetrotting adventurer will appreciate Panerai for its sustainability efforts and love for the oceans.
So something robust and sporty, yet with understated aesthetics, such as this 44mm Luminor Marina PAM1312, is perfect for worldly travellers. Indeed, this timeless Panerai classic chooses substance over flash any day of the week. Plus, that solid, well-built case with its signature crown protector can definitely take on the world and whatever adventures that might come its way.
Shop the Panerai Luminor Marina 44MM PAM1312 here.
For the avid watch lover
Zenith Chronomaster Sport in Rose Gold | S$30,800
Luxury watch connoisseurs often have very specific tastes in timepieces. Few, however, would say no to a Zenith. Specifically, the Chronomaster Sport, which is now the brand’s poster child for modern precision watchmaking.
As the only chronograph today displaying 1/10th of a second, this iconic model includes the signature tricolour sub-dials as well as a new black ceramic bezel. Fancy, but it’s what’s inside that’s the big highlight for watch lovers: Calibre El Primero 3600.
While that might provide all the reason you need to covet the Chronomaster Sport, why not raise the stakes a little by going for a rose gold model? Now that’ll be a treat, even for the most hard-nosed collectors.