Watch collecting can feel like a solitary pursuit at times; often we’re reading, searching and lusting after watches for ourselves. Yet, occasionally we are tasked with looking for a watch for someone other than ourselves. And so, in the lead-up to Father’s Day in Singapore and Malaysia, we’ve pulled together 8 different watches for 8 different types of fathers – from sporty dive watches to complicated sculptural watches from independent artisans.
FOR THE FATHER ON THE MOVE
FOR THE FATHER WHO LOVES A CLASSIC SPORT WATCH
The Laureato Chronograph 42mm is a versatile watch that will bring your father from a game of golf to a black tie event with ease. Elements like its distinctive hexagonal bezel and linked bracelet reflect one of the most popular innovations of the 1970s: the luxury sport watch. The Laureato Chronograph comes with in-house manufacture self-winding movement, calibre GP03300.
FOR THE CONTRARIAN
With a revolutionary new system for calculating the number of days in each month, the MB&F LM Perpetual Yellow Gold holistically reinterprets the aesthetics of the perpetual calendar by placing the full complication on dial-free display underneath a spectacular suspended balance.
FOR THE LOVER OF AVANT-GARDE DESIGN
Literally. Code-named the “Falcon Project”, the URWERK UR-220 is the newer version of the original “Maltese Falcon”. While it still features the brand’s signature satellite wandering hours complication, the Falcon Project has added in one more exceptional feature this time round with the return of the Oil Change indicator in a new guise.
FOR THE FATHER WHO APPRECIATES GOOD DESIGN
Nomos Glashütte is a brand synonymous with good design. Without doubt, form and function are the guiding principles of the Nomos approach to watchmaking. The Nomos Glashütte Tangente neomatik Update 41 Ruthenium is for the forward looking, progressive man who wants to show the world his ambitious and creative spirit.
FOR THE NOSTALGIC STORYTELLER
De Bethune once again displays its poetic and technical mastery with the DB25 QP Perpetual Calendar. A personalised constellation, revisited lugs and an original 42mm case compose with delightfully pure classic imparting fresh creative momentum while showcasing horological history.
FOR THE DIVER (OR DESK DIVER)
With a case and crown made of high-strength, seawater resistant German Submarine Steel, a scratch resistant TEGIMENT Technology captive diver’s bezel made with minute ratcheting and a DNV GL certification, the Sinn U1 B Divers watch is every diver’s dream.
FOR THE CAR ENTHUSIAST
Limited to just 888 pieces worldwide, the Meister S Chronoscope 45 MM Limited Edition effortlessly combines masculine charm with a sporty appeal. Water resistant of up to 20 bars, this watch will defy even the most extreme challenges.