Every year Father’s Day in Thailand coincides with the festive season, so there is no better time to surprise your old man with something he truly deserves. If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then watches would be the same for men. Signifying excellence, trustworthiness and power, a timepiece is much more than a mere tool for timekeeping. We've put together a list of five watches you should consider gifting your dad with this season.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Toubillon Chronograph Open Worked Self-Winding
Nakedness can be quite alluring in watches as well because it allows you to see all the intricate work that goes on behind the dial. The latest Audemars Piguet Royal Oak comes in red, white and blue, giving the collection a more playful, sporty feel. The new timepiece still preserves the original open worked aesthetics with the screw-locked crown, however this is the first time a model in this series is self-winding.
Blancpain's Metier D'Art: The Four Great Beauties Of China
Blancpain celebrates excellence and creativity through this new collection of four Métiers d’Art watches. The series is a tribute to the Four Great Beauties of ancient China and also showcases the manual decorative techniques practiced in the house’s Métier d’Arts atelier. The four great beauties are from four different eras of Chinese history, inspiring arts thousands of years later. Imbued with history and heritage, this a great gift for the lover of the arts.
The German house has just released its new duo just in time for winter: the slick Senator Cosmopolite and the dazzling PanoMatic Luna, each inspired by the coldest months of the year. Let's focus on the new Senator Cosmopolite for now though and leave its feminine counterpart for later. The new Senator Cosmopolite comes with dark blue Louisiana alligator leather strap and shiny stainless steel body. The timepiece went through a slight makeover with details simplified to furthermore emphasise the line’s modern and minimalistic charm. This piece is timeless but has a fresh young vibe to it, perfect for young-at-heart fathers.
Richard Mille RM 029
Richard Mille's RM 029 model comes with oversized dates that are loved by both the old and young. The iconic squared and big numerals and needles gives the watch a sturdy, masculine look, while inside the timepiece is built like an F1 race car with a rotor that enables six levels of adjustment for different instances of inertia. The versatility and toughness of the RM 029 is truly a charm for the man who needs a watch that can accompany him in his different facets of life. Is your father that guy?
The much coveted World Time watch recently relaunched in two colours: rose-gold and white-gold case. Appealing in both aesthetics and practicality, the newly designed pierced hour hand points to all the cities marking the different time zone around the globe as it rotates. Numerals here go from one to 24, instead of the usual 12, with diurnal and nocturnal segregation making the piece truly the global timekeeper. Sought after for by global trotters and collectors, Philippe's 5230G World Time is the one to travel the world in class with.
(See also: Top 3 Rolexes For The Classy Globetrotter)