Dads come in many shapes and sizes. Some are highly driven and career focused, and others are more laidback. Some can’t resist the latest trends, and others are timeless and classic. No matter what type of father you have, he’s your rock and your superhero. He’s more than just a father—maybe he’s a best friend, mentor, or even business partner. Dads take on so many forms and serve so many roles in our lives. Yet, they ask for nothing in return. It can be hard to know how to celebrate and honor a father in the way they deserves each year when their special day comes around. But, there’s one certain way to any father’s heart: a watch. Whether he’s a collector or yet to own his first timepiece, he’s sure to love a watch picked out especially for him. Here are our picks of watches for each and every kind of dad:
The Executive Dad
If his job takes him around the globe, he’ll appreciate a way to stay grounded wherever he lands. The Patek Philippe Travel Time allows him to keep time in two time zones. He can seamlessly track his meetings in Milan and remember what time it is back home. With this handsome timepiece, dad will never miss a beat, even when he’s on the go.
The Iconic Dad
Some dads just rise above all the glitz and glam and trends. They’ve got a one track mind—they know what they like, and they’re sticking to it. Their taste defies all eras—it’s steadfast and strong. He is an icon, and he needs a watch that’s equally distinctive, like the Rolex Submariner. Its design is simply unmatched.
The Relaxed Dad
Sometimes, dad’s the guy you can count when you need to kick back and relax. He’s the first to tell you the best way to end each day is on the porch with a cold beer. If he is the type who doesn’t have a care in the world, he needs an equally carefree watch. The Cartier Tank is a simple, straightforward timepiece that’s perfect for a mellow man.
The Vintage Inspired Dad
Dads tell the best stories. Sometimes, they love reminiscing about the good old days of the past. If yours is a bit old fashioned, a bit timeless, or simply a bit vintage obsessed, he needs a special timepiece. The Zenith Pilot Montre D’Aeronef Type 20 GMT Limited Edition celebrates the rich history of Zenith’s pilot watches. Its a modern take on their historic past.
The Scientific Dad
So, your father is kind of nerdy. Maybe he works in a scientific field, or maybe he just has a fascination with all things systematic and experimental. The Rolex Milgauss was made for him, literally. The model was designed specifically for the scientific community with an antimagnetic shield. Even if he doesn’t work in highly magnetic environments, he’ll appreciate the scientific function and history.
The Understated Dad
Dad is selfless. He enjoys watching others shine. He’s down to earth and never seems to gravitate toward anything over the top or flashy. Then, he’s sure to enjoy an equally understated timepiece, like the Omega Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon. The Moonwatch has a rich history any man will appreciate, but it’s a watch that doesn’t flaunt its significance. The subtle grey color scheme will perfectly match dad’s simple approach to life.
The Elegant Dad
Whether your father enjoys suiting up for cocktail parties, fine food, or simply a great bottle of wine, he’s got sophisticated taste. He needs a handsome watch to accompany his distinctly dapper style. Look no further than the IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic. This is the quintessential dress watch, fit for an elegant dad.
The Trendy Dad
Some fathers are hip, cool, and can’t resist staying up to date on the latest trends. They want to know about the hottest new release or the cutting-edge item they just can’t live without. As long as you get him a watch that’s in vogue, he’s sure to love it. The TAG Heuer Monaco is one of the most instantly recognizable watches of the twenty-first century and perfect for a trendy dad.