Father’s day is just around the corner for 2023, and what better time to cherish the moment we have with our fathers or husband’s than embracing the ‘essence of time’. A lot of the time we find that our passion for watches would have started from none other than the father figures in our life. What better way to reward that influence than with a luxury timepiece. Watches with great attention to detail that accurately measure each passing second, along with the countless moments they are present for in shaping our lives.
For many men, watches represent something more than just a miniature mechanical machine merely measuring time. They hold memories, aspirations and milestones (the birth of a child, wedding watch, business or work success, personal success etc). Fathers act as the silent pillars of strength, the mentors that guide us through the many challenges of life, and ultimately can shape us in how we perceive the world and who we become. There’s no better way to honour these special men in our life than giving them a watch, a timeless symbol of the moments spent with us.
For Fathers Day 2023, we invite you to explore our handpicked collection of 25 timepieces from the worlds luxury watch manufacturer’s. The chosen timepieces range from the classic design, the elegant, to a timepiece that’s bold, to reflect those father’s that live on the more courageous side.
1. A Lange & Sohne – Lange 1
As the name suggests, the Lange 1 from A Lange & Sohne is one of their iconic timepieces. The watch features asymmetric sub-counters that overlap, along with the stand out oversized date featured at 1 o’clock. The dial is silver, and to complement it nicely is the 18ct hands and indices on the dial as well as the 18ct pink gold case.
Availability and more details: A Lange & sohne
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: AUD $70,000.00
2. Baume Et Mercier – Riviera 10659
The Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10659 is a sports model with a GMT complication. The stand-out dodecagonal steel case is beautifully matched with the deep blue dial. The dial comes with a sun-satin finish with a wave decoration to…you guessed it, reference the ocean water this model is based on. Check out WatchAdvice’s article on the Baume Et Mercier Riviera 10659 here!
Availability and more details: Baume Et Mercier
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: AUD $4,700.00
3. Bell & Ross – BR 05 Chrono Green Steel
The BR 05 Chrono Green Steel from Bell & Ross features the brands iconic square case design, now packed with chronograph function with two sub-dial layout and a stunning sunburst deep green dial. The sub-counters also have the same sunburst green dial pattern as the main dial. The watch comes standard with the intergrated stainless steel bracelet, however, is also offered with a dial matching green rubber strap. Check out WatchAdvice’s article on the BR 05 Chrono Green Steel here!
Availability and more details: Bell & Ross
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: AUD $9,900.00
4. Cartier – Santos De Cartier Watch
The Cartier Santos De Cartier comes with the brand’s calibre 1847 MC movement. The steel case is matched with a grey dial along with the brands iconic steel sword-shaped hands. The watch comes with a steel bracelet with the double screws on each link. Otherwise, the strap can be changed quickly thanks to the “SmartLink” adjustment system with a second strap in black rubber.
Availability and more details: Cartier
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: AU $13,100.00
5. Chopard – Alpine Eagle 41 XPS
The Alpine Eagle 41 XPS from Chopard is a modern reinterpretation of the brand’s St Moritz, the first Swiss watch created in 1980 by Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, now Co-President of Chopard. This model is crafted from Lucent Steel™ which is a exclusive, ultra-resistant and light-reflecting metal. The timepiece also comes with a beautiful salmon dial with dial pattern reminiscent of an eagle’s iris. Check out WatchAdvice’s article on the Alpine Eagle 41 XPS here!
Availability and more details: Chopard
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: AUD $35,800
6. Grand Seiko – SBGJ275
This new limited edition timepiece (2000 models) that will be released in September/October 2023 commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Calibre 9S mechanical watch movement. This GMT Timepiece takes its design inspiration from the sky, with the stunning blue dial showing a sea of clouds at day break!
Availability and more details: Grand Seiko
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: AUD $11,350
7. Hermès – H08 Watch
The 42mm Hermès H08 watch comes in a satin-brushed titanium case and bezel. The dial has clear legibility along with a black-gold treated circular satin-brushed minutes disk. The timepiece comes with Hermès Manufacture movement H1837 with a 50 hour power reserve.
Availability and more details: Hermès
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: AUD $8,570
8. Hublot – Big Bang Intergrated Titanium
The Big Bang Integrated Titanium from Hublot, is as the name suggests, made from full titanium (case and bracelet). The timepiece comes with an open worked dial, showing the brand’s in-house HUB1280 UNICO Manufacture self-winding chronograph flyback movement underneath. The intergrated bracelet works beautifully well on this timepiece, with the angular lines matching the overall architecture of the timepiece.
Availability and more details: Hublot
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: AUD $33,100
9. IWC Schaffhausen – Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41
This iconic pilots watch from IWC Schaffhausen comes with a host of features. Firstly the chronograph functions of hours, minutes and seconds displayed on the tri-sub dial layout, the day and date display and finally the constant seconds sub dial. This is all displayed on a stunning sunburst blue dial with large markers for excellent readability.
Availability and more details: IWC Schaffhausen
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: AUD $11,400
10. Jaeger-LeCoultre – Polaris Date
The Polaris Date from Jaeger-LeCoultre comes with a lacquered dial that looks very aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The dial has graduated shades of blue which start with blue in the centre and becomes black as it goes to the outer part of the dial. There’s three levels of finishing to this dial, starting with the opaline bezel, to the then grained index circle and finally the sunray-brushed center. Although it’s the green dial variant, if you want to read more about this timepiece and it’s characteristics, read WatchAdvice’s article here!
Availability and more details: Jaeger-LeCoultre
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: AUD $17,900
11. Roger Dubuis – Excalibur Monobalancier
Roger Dubuis’s Excalibur Monobalancier is a watch that gets attention no matter where you are. The timepiece is entirely crafted from titanium grade 5 and comes with an open worked dial. The movement’s architecture is purposefully created to be visually artistic. The aesthetics is equally matched with the watch’s performance as the brand’s in-house calibre RD720SQ movement supplies 72 hours of power reserve.
Availability and more details: Roger Dubuis
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: AUD $101,000
12. Rolex – Datejust 41
The Datejust 41 from Rolex features a lot of their signature designs, including the fluted bezel, the jubilee bracelet and the Cyclops date window at 3 o’clock. This particular model is made from Rolex’s own Oystersteel material along with white gold. The dial is bright black, which contrasts well against the rest of the timepiece.
Availability and more details: Rolex
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: AUD $15,600
13. TAG Heuer – Carrera Chronograph “Glassbox”
This latest Carrera Automatic Chronograph “Glassbox” from TAG Heuer features the iconic looks that make up the legendary “Carrera” line from the Swiss brand. This re-interpretation of the original Heuer Carrera model comes with a circular brushed blue dial with a ergonomic steel case that exudes elegance. Read WatchAdvice’s full in-depth review of the Carrera Automatic Chronograph “Glassbox” here!
Availability and more details: TAG Heuer
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: AUD $9,350
14. Montblanc – 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date
The Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date is the brand’s first-ever sports diving watch. The dial is the main talking point of this aesthetic timepiece, as it features a glacier pattern that gives the impression you are looking into the depths of a glacier. The glacial pattern itself takes inspiration from the Mer de Glace – Sea of Ice – the main glacier of the Mont-Blanc Massif. WatchAdvice was fortunate to be able to do a hands-on review of the blue version of the 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date. Click here to read the full article!
Availability and more details: Montblanc
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: AUD $4,800
15. Oris – Dat Watt Limited Edition II
Oris’s Dat Watt Limited Edition II was presented as celebration of the collaboration between the watch manufacturer and Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, with whom they have extended their partnership till end of 2025. The Dat Watt Limited Edition II is based on Oris’s Aquis diver’s watch, that supports the conservation of one of the world’s most vital ecosystems.
Availability and more details: Oris
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: AUD $4,800
16. Panerai – Luminor Base Logo
The Luminor Base Logo from Panerai comes with all of the brand’s signature design codes, such as the crown guard, the mixture of large baton style and Arabic indices and the square shaped case. This particular model is presented in a 44mm polished steel case, with a white coloured dial. The touch of colour comes in the form of the Caoutchouc Military Green strap. The movement is quite impressive too, with the hand-wound mechanical, P.6000 calibre pushing out 3 days of power reserve.
Availability and more details: Panerai
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: AUD $8,600
17. Patek Philippe – Calatrava Clous de Paris
The Calatrava Clous de Paris features the guilloched hobnail pattern also known as Clous de Paris on the bezel of the watch. The watch comes in a 39 mm rose gold case, with the hour indices and hands on the dial being done in rose gold to match the case nicely. This unique and elegant case design houses the brand’s newer movement, the 30-255 PS, which gives a power reserve of approximately 65 hours.
Availability and more details: Patek Philippe
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: AUD $48,950
18. Zenith – Defy Skyline Skeleton
The DEFY Skyline Skeleton from Zenith comes in a 41mm steel octagonal case that features a smooth faceted bezel. The dial is open worked, which shows a partial view into the brands El Primero 3620 SK high-frequency movement which carries the very first 1/10th of a second indicator. The open worked dial has black bridges, which along with the generous amounts of SuperLumi-Nova, aid in improving readability of the skeletonised dial. Check out WatchAdvice’s article on the DEFY Skyline Skeleton from Zenith here!
Availability and more details: Zenith
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: AUD $16,600
19. Vacheron Constantin – Fifty Six Self-Winding
The modern elegant timepiece takes its design inspiration from a model back in 1956, the reference 6073. The brass blue dial gives it texture, which also contrasts well against the 40mm stainless steel case. The watch is finished with a luxurious half-matte dark blue alligator leather strap with square scales, that match the blue of the dial nicely. On the case back, the open view shows an elevated oscillating weight in 22K gold, inspired by the Maltese cross.
Availability and more details: Vacheron Constantin
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: AUD $21,200
20. Ulysse Nardin – Freak X Titanium
Truly a ‘freak’ creation, the Freak X Titanium by Ulysse Nardin is the first timepiece ever created with the movement rotates around the dial, to actually indicate time itself! This particular version comes in a 43mm titanium and blue PVD finished case, with the dial being a blue brushed finish. The unique oscillator which is the flying carrousel rotating around the dial is connected to the brand’s in-house calibre UN-230 self-winding movement. A unique piece of horology that’s for sure.
Availability and more details: Ulysse Nardin
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: AUD $41,200
21. Tudor – Black Bay Burgundy 3rd Generation
The latest from Tudor is the Black Bay (M7941A1A0RU-0003). The timepiece comes with stand out uni-directional red bezel insert set against the black dial. The large hour indices that’s a signature design to this model also offers excellent readability. The watch is coupled with the elegant jubilee design steel bracelet. WatchAdvice had the pleasure of doing an in-depth review of this timepiece, which you can find here.
Availability and more details: Tudor
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: AUD $6,340
22. Piaget – Polo Date
Piaget’s Polo Date Watch has the iconic square (oblong) shaped design for the 42mm case. The black dial comes with subtle hortizonal lines that give the dial more depth, with the elegant timepiece finished off with sword shaped hands and a date window at 6 o’clock. Designed for outdoors, the watch comes with a comfortable interchangeable rubber bracelet.
Availability and more details: Piaget
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: AUD $18,700
23. Van Cleef & Arpels – Pierre Arpels 42mm
One of the more elegant timepieces in this list is the Pierre Arpels Watch (42mm) by Van Cleef & Arpels. This timepiece in a platinum 42mm case with a black lacquered dial. The centre part of the dial features a honeycomb style pattern, which as Van Cleef & Arpels state “is meant to evoke a masculine dress code reserved for the most elegant of occasions.”
Availability and more details: Van Cleef & Arpels
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: P.O.A
24. Chanel – J12 Chronograph 41mm
This luxury timepiece by Chanel brings an entirely different look. The whole watch, which includes the bracelet, 41mm case and bezel, is made from black highly resistant ceramic. The outer part of the bezel which includes the knurled edges are done in steel. The black ceramic gives a finish that shines from some distance, all the while still being somewhat subtle. The dial is done in black to stay in theme, with three sub-dials shown for the chronograph functions.
Availability and more details: Chanel
Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: AUD $16,400
25. Tissot – Chemin Des Tourelles
The Tissot Chemin des Tourelles is a great entry level watch at a little over $1,000, and can be dressed up or down due to the classic brown leather strap and the deep sunray blue dial. At 39mm in size, it’s that nice versatile size that will suit most wrists, and comes equipped with Tissot’s Powermatic 80 movement, giving the watch 80 hours of power reserve. If you want to know more about how this wears, read our full hands on review of the Tissot Chemin des Tourelles here.