Here at Northeastern Fine Jewelry, we get plenty of customers coming to see us in June, completely unsure of what to get their dad for Father’s Day. It can be a bit of a tough one, since Dad probably wouldn’t enjoy a pair of earrings or a bouquet of roses as much as Mom did during Mother’s Day.
But have no fear—when it comes to getting your father a cool gift that he’ll love, we humbly suggest a new timepiece or accessory. For generations, a Swiss-quality watch has been de rigueur for a man looking to add some style and authority to his look. To that end, we’ve put together this quick suggestion guide to help you find the right watch or accessory for your dad!
Omega Luxury Watches
“Omega” might mean an ending, but when it comes to watches, Omega means an end to your search for a luxury watch. Omega watches, particularly Speedmaster collection pieces, are well-known for their retro-futuristic cool. After all, Speedmasters were the first watch on the moon!
And in the decades since, Omega has kept that aura of 50s-era technological hopefulness and mixed it with modern advancements like scratch-resistant sapphire crystals, tachymeter bezels, and more. If you really want to bring Dad a bit of the space age, check out our Omega Speedmaster "Meteorite" watch, whose dial is made with a slice of genuine meteorite!
Breitling has justifiably earned itself a reputation as the aviator’s watch of choice. After all, Breitling is one of the few horologists to design and manufacture its own mechanical chronograph movements. Plus, it includes those chronometer-certified movements in every single one of its watches.
Take the Model 43 Navitimer watch, whose double-gasket design, water resistance down to 3 bars of pressure, and glareproofed sapphire crystal all attest to the thought that Breitling puts into designing its amazing timepieces. Plus, with the aviator aesthetic built into the bezel of these timepieces, as well as the 18k red gold that Breitling elegantly works into its Swiss timepieces, your dad will have something to enjoy forever.
Imagine your dad’s face when he opens his gift at lunch and sees that he’s gotten a Cartier watch for Father’s Day. There’s luxury, and then there’s Cartier luxury.
Cartier is a brand that speaks to a 19th century aesthetic decadence, and if your father is someone who treasures his visit to Paris, he might enjoy the gold and Roman numerals of the Drive de Cartier collection, or the moon phase and whimsical sapphire cabochon of the Ballon Bleu de Cartier line. Give your father a watch that’ll celebrate his joie de vivre this year and take a look at Cartier.
When you open up our watch finder, you’ll see IWC Schaffhausen well-represented in our list of timepieces. Another Swiss master of horological engineering, IWC watches are respected for the cleanliness of their lines, uncluttered bezels, and their sense of aesthetic gravity.
Take the Portofino collection’s pieces, for example. The polished stainless steel of their cases, their slim, sans-serif numerals, unadorned dial, and black alligator leather strap all come together to make a timeless masterpiece your father will love.
John Hardy Accessories
John Hardy is famous for their refined jewelry pieces inspired by the landscape and culture of Bali. If Dad isn’t the kind of guy who wears too many watches, he might appreciate getting a new bracelet or cufflinks from John Hardy, whose brilliant styles bring millennia of traditions to the contemporary lover of style.
The Classic Chain collection of bracelets from John Hardy may be called “classic,” but the 925 sterling silver, interwoven into fabric-like patterns that graced the wrists of the Balinese aristocracy, manages to be effortlessly modern.
If you’re interested in the designers we discussed today, or others we showcase at Northeastern Fine Jewelry, contact us at 1-855-795-NEFJ or stop by any of our showrooms in Schenectady, Albany, or Glens Falls, New York today!