Now is a great time to be a watch lover or the offspring of a watch lover and the following gift guide is here to prove it. In addition to high-quality timepieces from brands like Raymond Weil, TAG Heuer, and IWC, it features premium accessories such as leather travel rolls and adjustable straps. We’ve run the full gamut in terms of price points and styles alike so you’re guaranteed to find something special for Dad on this special occasion. It’ll be a happy Father’s Day indeed.
Raymond Weil Freelancer Calibre Skeleton RW1212 Leather Strap
In partnership with Raymond Weil
The latest Freelancer from Swiss-based luxury watchmaker RAYMOND WEIL is their first to feature an in-house movement, Calibre RW1212 whose name pays direct tribute to the brand’s home address. Mechanical and self-winding, it’s on glorious display through the completely skeletonised dial. You may already find it impossible to look away so just imagine how this horological stunner looks in person.
Peer beyond the intricate details of the skeletonised dial (if you can) and you’ll discover a bronze fixed bezel with a matching crown, stainless steel case, and aged brown leather strap. It all unifies to render a truly unique and rugged impression, blending contemporary detail with a futuristic flourish. Sapphire crystal with dual-sided antiglare treatment makes this sturdy wristwear all the more robust. Water-resistant to 100m, it delivers a power reserve of 38 hours.
But RAYMOND WEIL hasn’t stopped there! The RAYMOND WEIL Freelancer Skeleton is also available in a full black PVD design.
Meanwhile, you’re still staring at the detailed dial face and the complex movement therein. Your dad’s jaw will hit the floor when he unwraps this gift and who can blame him? If you have the cash to spare, your journey ends here. – AU$4,795
Casio Edifice Watch
In partnership with Casio
The result of a collaboration between Edifice and the F1 racing team Scuderia AlphaTauri, this advanced chronograph is overloaded with choice specs. Of course, you probably knew that as soon as you saw its detail-packed dial display and the surrounding tachymeter scale. Both the dial and bezel are forged from 6K carbon fibre, a supremely high-grade material that’s similar to what you’d find on the wings and flooring of Scuderia AlphaTauri Formula 1 race cars.
From the World Time inset to the motorsport-themed accents and hues to the built-in Bluetooth and more, this mighty watch truly brings out all the bells and whistles. Oh, and did we mention that it runs on solar power, only needing a little light to charge? Then we have the striking layout, which does brilliant justice to the auto-racing motif without veering into gimmicky terrain. As a functional powerhouse or veritable eye-turner, this baby delivers. Don’t let Dad leave home without it. – AU$999
Timex M79 Automatic 40mm Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch
Timex reinterprets their iconic 1970s Q watch by way of a 21-jewel mechanical movement and exhibition case back. Equal parts retro and modern, the updated classic features a Pepsi-style bezel along with other Rolex-inspired details. – US$279
Personalised Leather Watch Box
For Dad’s most cherished timepieces, we present this handsome watch box of premium leather. Available in either tan or dark brown, it allows for a personalised embossment of up to 7 characters. – US$288
UTE Nylon Watch Strap In Olive
Crafted from loom-woven nylon fibers in a tight basketweave, this military-style watch strap comes in the quintessential colour of olive green. It measures 1.2mm thick and thereby offers an ideal balance between flexibility and durability. – US$24
IWC Big Pilot
With its cockpit-instrument design, clean blue dial, and oversized crown, IWC’s Big Pilot picks up right where its esteemed 1940s predecessor left off. Running on in-house 82100 calibre with a 60-hour power reserve, it delivers prime ergonomics and packs a true visual punch. This one is a watch lover’s dream come true. – AU$12,600
Wolf Brown Leather Single Watch Winder
Dressed in full-grain leather, this single-module watch winder offers several rotation options and doubles as a decorative piece. Features include a glass cover, designer emblems, tweed lining, and lock fastening, amongst other things. – AU$681
TAG Heuer Aquaracer
Supreme luxury and functionality collide on this eye-popping Aquaracer, which pairs a blue sunray dial with 18K yellow gold elements and a steel case. It’s water-resistant to 300m, equipped with Calibre 5 automatic movement, and ready for anything. – AU$4,500
Undone x Astro Boy
Exceptional quality at an affordable price is the name of the game over at Undone and they knocked this one out of the park. Celebrating beloved manga character Astro Boy, the watch is bursting with both thematic colour and signature detail. Dual time zone function and a forged carbon fibre bezel are just two of the awesome specs it has in store. – US$449
Watches: A Guide by Hodinkee
As the founder of wristwatch hub Hodinkee, writer and businessman Ben Clymer is alternately known as the “High Priest of Horology” (to quote the New York Times). He filled the pages of this hardcover book with intensive insight, expert analysis, historical overviews, and 150 illustrations, amongst other things. Consider it essential reading for any self-respecting watch lover. – AU$169
Rado Captain Cook Automatic
The classic Rado look from 1962 has been reborn with a 21st century twist. The 37mm Captain Cook Automatic is wrapped in stainless steel and a new high-tech ceramic, ensuring durability throughout its lifetime. With vintage details and styling true to the original, the timepiece also cops sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating and an 80-hour power reserve. The Captain Cook is delivered in a hard-wearing leather travel pouch with a selection of additional straps which allows you to change with Rado’s EasyClip System bracelet. If dad loves Swiss luxury timepieces, the Rado Captain Cook Automatic is a stunning piece that won’t break the bank. – AU$3,350
REC Watches Beachrunner | 1981 Land Rover
Hailing from REC’s RNR collection, this Swiss timepiece uses the roof of a 1981 Land Rover Series III as its handcrafted dial backdrop. A number of other choice details—such as the signature colourway and spare-tyre bezel design—drive home the Land Rover theme (pun intended). This one’s limited in supply so act fast. – AU$1,850
PAHVRION Watch Roll Travel Case
This handmade leather travel case provides a plush and portable home for up to three classic watches. It features detachable compartments, slide-in watch pads, and a flat base. – AU$62
Omega’s Seamaster is a master indeed, and the crown jewel of many collections. If Dad doesn’t have one, now is the time to make his day. Choose between a number of models and get discounts of up to 30% off when you shop through eBay.
Wolf Pebble Grain Vegan Leather Watch Tray
Bringing over 185 years of experience to the table, watch storage brand Wolf presents this elegant tray of pebble grain vegan leather with ultra-suede lining. It makes room for your straps and tools and allows for seamless swapping. – AU$209
Patek Phillipe Aquanaut
As legendary now as it was upon its 1997 debut, Patek Phillipe’s Aquanaut collection employs a unique case design along with minimalist dial layouts and high-grade materials. If Dad is a true watch lover, any one of these wondrous models would make his day…or should we say his lifetime.
TACS Retro Gold
Vintage twin-lens cameras provide the design inspiration for this one-of-a-kind watch and its singular dial display. Gold accents, a skeleton movement, and a black Horween leather strap bring the piece further to life. This is retro style done right. – US$649
Ball Fireman Victory Watch
“Accuracy under adverse conditions” is the mantra over at Ball and this automatic watch abides. Available in a stunning black Clous de Paris pattern dial, it features micro gas tubes for ultimate legibility along with shock-resistance of 5,000Gs. AU$2,100
Watch Repair Kit
The difference between novice and expert may very well boil down to the matter of personal repair. Pick up this acclaimed kit to make the transition, one fix or replacement at a time. – AU$75