The clock is ticking – Father’s Day is now lower than two weeks away (June 20, FYI). In anticipation of the annual vacation devoted to dads in all places, we’re launching our inaugural Father’s Day Watch Shop. Beginning right this moment, you’ll be able to peruse a curated web page within the HODINKEE Store that is jam-packed with watches, straps, and different present concepts for the daddy determine in your life.
Go forward – test it out proper here.
You will uncover loads of present choices obtainable in any respect types of value factors – as a result of we all know in addition to you do this dads could be a robust crowd to buy. However that does not imply it is advisable persist with socks and ties once more this 12 months; as an alternative, go for one thing timeless. Our complete, hand-picked choice tackles each facet of the watch gathering pastime, and over the following two weeks, we’ll aid you discover the very best present by rounding up a few of our high picks for each sort of pop.
First up, a evaluate of a number of the latest watches, straps, and equipment to reach within the HODINKEE Shop. In spite of everything, dad deserves solely the most recent and best, proper?
That is as contemporary because it will get. The brand-new Longines Silver Arrow and NORQAIN Freedom 60 39mm in black and bronze arrived within the HODINKEE Store simply yesterday. The Longines is cased in stainless-steel and includes a design on the dressier finish of the spectrum, whereas the NORQAIN performs up classic device watch vibes in a novel method with its bronze case. Nevertheless, neither watch betrays its old-school three-handed sensibilities – no date, no drawback.
In different information, you’ll have heard last week that the HODINKEE Store is the primary Approved Retailer worldwide to inventory this summer time’s hottest stainless-steel sport watch: the Tissot PRX Powermatic 80. Accessible with both a black dial or a silver dial with gilt accents (a blue dial variant is now offered out), it is a protected wager that any dad who lived by means of the ’70s would recognize the Genta-esque design of the PRX’s case and built-in bracelet.
In case your dad is the sort to understand one thing actually off the overwhelmed path, then the brand new Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Black Ceramic may simply do the trick this 12 months. A limited-edition of solely 28 items, this new-for-2021 launch locations the Swiss model’s ultra-modern skeletonized, ceramic-cased watch in a dynamic city inexperienced colorway.
Highlights From Watches & Wonders (& Extra!)
Solely two months in the past we had been all within the chaotic throes of Watches & Wonders 2021, the 12 months’s largest digital watch truthful that noticed over 30 manufacturers broadcast their new releases to a worldwide viewers. We have since began to obtain a couple of of these 2021 debuts within the HODINKEE Store.
Considered one of our favorites is the brand new Montblanc Geosphere Limited Edition “Desert,” which supplies a khaki-coated, sandy spin on the model’s proprietary dual-hemisphere, travel-time watch. In case your dad prefers diving to mountain climbing within the desert, nonetheless, then look within the course of Oris’ latest development throughout the AquisPro vary that options the model’s spectacular caliber 400 and water resistance as much as 1,000 meters.
Introduced simply days earlier than Watches & Wonders formally kicked off, Breitling’s new Heritage Premier assortment is filled with enticing vintage-inspired gown chronographs. Whereas we now have but to obtain plenty of the brand new Breitling fashions, a couple of have began to reach at our Manhattan HQ. Amongst these is the stainless-steel, blue dial variant of the Heritage Premier B15 Duograph, an progressive split-seconds chronograph at a gorgeous value.
That is not all of the digital Swiss commerce exhibits had in retailer for us this 12 months. January’s LVMH Watch Week additionally had plenty of noteworthy releases, together with a refreshed tackle the BVLGARI Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT, now paired with a black dial and rubber strap, and the silver-cased Zenith Pilot Type 20 Chronograph.
A Few Extra Current Arrivals
Crucial watch in any assortment is the one which’s worn essentially the most. It may not be the deepest diver or applicable for black-tie affairs, however it’s the watch that will probably be reached for time and again, day in and day trip.
Your dad most likely has plenty of dependable standbys however generally we deserve one thing new – a watch we can’t solely put by means of the paces and put on with out fear but additionally maintains that particular “new watch really feel” the place you simply wish to present it off to everybody.
To us, that feels like the proper description of a G-SHOCK. One of many newest examples we have acquired is a Master of G Frogman dive watch that was launched this spring in collaboration with the British Royal Navy. Yup – not solely does it look nice, however it’s acquired army bona fides besides.
Over within the realm of mechanical watchmaking, a dive watch from Certina is one other good answer for simple summertime sporting. And guess what – the HODINKEE Store just lately turned the unique Approved Retailer for Certina in the USA, a market the model had beforehand been absent from for many years. You may take a look at our full assortment of Certina watches proper here – we suggest beginning with the vintage-inspired DS PH200M series.
One other thrilling latest introduction comes from our strap division, courtesy of the brand new, colourful Holland Watch Strap Collection. After we began to develop these straps, our objective was to supply the final word versatile sporting expertise. Consequently, you’ll be able to select from 12 good colours, however relaxation assured that whichever catches your eye, every strap shares an an identical, extremely strong development with a double-tanned calfskin inside lining.
And at last, do not forget to take a look at the most recent situation of HODINKEE Magazine – Quantity eight dropped simply final week in a brand-new, redesigned format. It is the proper complement to no matter you determine to present this Father’s Day.
Uncover All Our Father’s Day Favorites
Additionally, be sure to go to our pals at Crown & Caliber to discover a collection of pre-owned watches you will not discover wherever else.
And as a ultimate parting present, we’re additionally introducing a particular Father’s Day promotion to mark the event. If you buy any two leather goods from the HODINKEE Store, you may obtain a free UTE NATO-Style Strap together with your order. Merely add the UTE Strap of your option to your cart and the low cost will routinely apply.
You may uncover the entire Father’s Day 2021 Watch Store proper here.