Watches for Dad: The Ultimate Guide for Father’s Day


Watches for Dad: The Ultimate Guide for Father’s Day

Chrono HunterJune 19, 2020

Let's have a look at the best watches to buy dad on fathers day. 


Dad’s are notoriously hard to buy for. Often when you ask them for gift ideas the most you are greeted by is a stiff shrug and a murmur.


Luckily, you can never go wrong with a watch! But this too can be a scary prospect with thousands of models out there. Many with their own illustratious historys and plethora of prices.


But do not fret! Here at Chrono Hunter we have you covered with our guide for the best luxury watches for Father’s Day, whatever your budget. 

Under £1,000: Tag Heuer Formula 1 Black Analogue

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Black Analogue

If you want sophicastion on a budget then you will never go wrong with Tag Heuer, a brand known worldwide. There are plenty of watches within their range that would be perfect for your dad on Father’s Day. None more so than the Tag Heuer Formula 1 Black Analogue, which is bold and mascluline in its design while still being able to be paired well with a suit.


The steel bracelet wonderfully compliments the outer case and makes the jet black face stand out like an ebony jewel. The bold bezel reiterates its strong masculine motif and this is followed up with a minimalist face with little to distract from the six and twelve hour mark denotations. This is a proper man’s watch and at this cost you cannot go wrong for Father’s Day.


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Under £2,500: Breitling Colt Automatic

Breitling Colt Automatic

The Colt series of Watches, by Brietling, were first designed for the armed forces. This means that they are clear, durable and functional to boot. With what your dad can go through in just a single weekend, I am sure this will greatly appeal to many. But apart from this cry to durability there is much more going on here.


Firstly despite having a solid steel case. The watch looks perfectly balanced between efficiency and design. The face is clear yet smart and the indices being engraved into the case itself gives a somewhat pistol-sheik look to the design. This is firmly asserted with the bracelet itself, though you can opt for leather straps as an alternative as seen in the image above.


If your dad is a military man, history enthusiast or just needs something strong and smart on their wrist, then you can’t go wrong with the Breitling Colt Automatic.


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Under £5,000: Cartier Tank Solo

Cartier Tank Solo

The Cartier Tank Solo is vastly different in shape and design to the more conventional options on this list, but don’t let that turn you away. Despite its slim design, the Solo is everything a dad may want in a watch and still has a very manly feel making it perfect for Father’s Day.


Classical looking roman numerals dot the face to give this watch a more clock like appearance. Rather than making the Cartier Tank Solo look dated, it actually gives off a more retro design that would suit a professional working man that may not want the bulk of a more standard watch. The blue hands add a bit of much needed colour to the design and pop amongst the black and white face. All of this together makes the Tank Solo a great choice for any Dad.


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Under £10,000: Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch

If your father is a keen science enthusiast, then you can look no further than the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch. Not only does this classy watch look stunning, it also boasts the feat of being the first watch to be worn on the moon when Buzz Aldrin touched the moon's surface in 1969. Stories like this make a watch that little bit more special as not only is there something elegant on your wrist but a story is there too.


The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch is appropriately coloured with a jet black face and bezel with exquisite luminous indices dotted around to show off that precise timekeeping that the Speedmaster series is famed for, that can be seen even in the voids of space. There is something classic about the case design that makes the watch feel professional and that just adds to the appeal of a watch that was famed for its NASA approved precision. 


You can read more about the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch on our more comprehensive review. But simply put, this watch is far more than a novelty.


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Under £20,000: Rolex Sea Dweller

Rolex Sea-Dweller

While other watches may come in over ambitious packaging, with unnecessary features and silly accessories; the Rolex Sea Dweller is resolutely standard and true to form. It could be worn for its stated use ,i.e., diving however I’m not sure that’s the case for most owners of this stunning timepiece.  It features the sturdy supercase that is found on other Rolex watches such as the GMT-Master II.


The face of the Rolex Sea Dweller is fairly minimalist, boasting a thick wide bezel and large art deco inspired hour marks. This gives a clean look, that paired with the strong case gives the Rolex Sea Dweller a very masculine feel. While this may not be for all dads out there, it will certainly appeal to those who want a watch that feels solid on the wrist.


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Under £50,000: IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar

IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar

There is something sleek about the IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar that makes it one of the top picks on this list. The definitive royal blue face is suave in a watch that does not overstate itself. The only thing larger than life is the large circular case that gives definition to the wrist and gives space for the various hands going on inside.


There are clean cut indices and hour marks denoted by layered sanskrit numbers giving the time a real presence. But the Portugieser Annual Calendar also features an annual calendar (who would have guessed?) amongst the top of the face giving extra detail and magnificence to an already magnificent watch.


This watch would be suitable for nearly anyone with its clear cut sophisticated design and there is no shame getting your dad this for Father’s Day.


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Under £100,000: Patek Phillipe Nautilus

Patek Philippe Nautilus

The Patek Phillipe Nautilus is never out of fashion. The porthole shaped case gives the watch its unique look that looks effortlessly stunning with either a metal bracelet or a strap. Each face, whatever the model you choose within the collection, has a distinct Patek Philippe style of quality that is shown by the strong, yet humble hour marks and hands.


I cannot be alone in admiring the shutterlike face of the Patek Phillipe Nautilus as it adds texture that is often mixing in other watches and makes this design stand out amongst its competitors. The uniqueness of the porthole design, the shutterlike look of the face and the Patek Philippe hallmark of quality all comes together to make a watch unlike any other. There is no doubt that it would be an amazing present for any dad on Father’s Day. 


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Under £500,000: Patek Philippe Grand Complications 5372P

Patek Philippe Nautilus

Patek Philippe Grand Complications is the platonic form of watches. When you picture a watch this is what you will see. A perfectly round platinum case with a sapphire crystal back. A black enamel dial with luxurious gold hour marks and a perpetual calendar that marks the day, month and date (even the moon phases!).


The manual winding calibre is made beautifully and is added to by golden wheels and twenty eight embedded jewels that are worked beautifully into the mechanism. There is not much more to say that isn’t superfluous. This is what a watch should be and your father will more than appreciate it. 


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Under £1,000,000: Richard Mille RM 35-02 Rafa Nadal

Richard Mille RM 35-02 Rafa Nadal

Richard Mille watches aren’t for everyone. Well the price alone should tell you that. But they also have very extravagant designs that may be a tad too much for your old man. However their quality cannot be understated and their association with motor racing is anything but unearned. But looking at their more refrained watches, we can see a perfect contender for dad’s wrist in the RM Rafa Nadal collection.


First of all the collection boasts the name of one of tennis’ greatest sportsmen and his distinct style and athleticism are replicated in the design. The carbon based case and complementary strap makes for a superbly sporty look that will go well with any sports mad dad. This is only aided by the calibre that can be seen in all it’s glory from every angle.


Everything from the RM 35-02 oozes precision and pace that is perfect for the dad who has put down his pen and picked up a racket.


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Under £10,000,000: Patek Philippe 6002G-001

Patek Philippe 6002G-001

If you have the opportunity to spoil dad this Father’s day then you will want to make sure that your money isn’t just wasted but spent on something that has elegance and style that matches its price tag. That’s why we at Chrono Hunter suggest the Patek Philippe 6002G-001, a watch that proudly displays the Patek Philippe name at the base of its sapphire blue face.


The Patek Philippe 6002G-001 features a perpetual calendar on the front face with a retro looking roman numeral hour mark design. Along with day, month and leap year in apertures and another for moon phases. While on other watches this could look very busy, the Patek Philippe 6002G-001 seems effortless in spacing this out in its white gold case that is masterfully engraved in champléve enamel motives.


There is also a reverse face that beautifully displays the night’s sky and tracks it for you with sidereal time and the phases and orbit of the moon, giving you everything and beyond you would like to know about time, the solar system and more.


The Patek Philippe 6002G-001 is everything you could ask for in a watch and it’s craftsmanship and elegance is perfect if you have the money to spend on Father’s Day.

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