The Page and Cooper Father’s Day Gift Guide
Timepieces play an emotive role in our lives. When you receive a wristwatch for your graduation or wedding, even your birthday, you remember with clarity the warm memories associated with it, and the generosity of its giver.
Socks and ties will never evoke the same feeling.
With Father’s Day fast approaching, allow us to inspire your search for a meaningful gift he’ll treasure for a lifetime.
For The Motorsport Enthusiast
When he's not reading about cars, or watching motorsports on the television, he's tinkering with an engine in the garage.
If anything can excite him as much as a car show or showroom, it's an Autodromo watch - the brainchild of an equally obsessive petrol head, founder Bradley Price. His dials tastefully mimic car speedometers, with colours to match infamous racing stripes.
Take the exclusive Prototipo Brian Redman Silver Edition. It’s essentially the Porsche Salzburg 908/02 race car in watch form. With an engraved map of the infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit on its stainless steel case back and a booklet hand-signed by Brian Redman himself. It makes for a complete Father’s Day gift.
The Hanhart Racemaster series is equally synonymous with high-octane motorsport of the 1960’s and 1970’s. The GT, with its signature white outer-dial, the blue GTM and orange GTF are thoroughly modern beneath their neo-retro styling. Made from HDSPro® steel, all three watches are 100 times more scratch-resistant than conventional stainless steel timepieces.
For The Man of the House
As the head of your family, leading from the front – he’s not unlike the President of the United States. Truman, Eisenhower, and countless successors were each gifted a Vulcain timepiece. Make his a 42mm finely polished, charcoal grey stainless steel President's Cricket, finished with sapphire crystal. Its Vulcain-made, cricket calibre V-11 movement is, fittingly, the father of all alarmed wristwatches.
At the other end of the spectrum, with its feet firmly in the future, sits the Classic Cosmonauts Ceramic. It’s a brand new release, inspired by the first automatic chronograph in open space, the 1994 Official Cosmonaut; and it comes complete with complimentary Fortis cufflinks.
If your dad can tear his eyes away from its beautifully finished ceramic or stainless steel bezel, he’ll notice some key changes elsewhere; the fully screwed pushes, a freshly developed case and a new glass case back, through which he can admire the VAL 7750 movement.
Or else, you can look closer to home for a Father’s Day gift. To a workshop in Poole no less. The thoroughly-British Elliot Brown Bloxworth Special Edition is available for fast delivery. The black pebbled oil leather strap complements the uncluttered monochrome.
For The Outdoorsman
If you’re partial to roaming the wilderness together, he’ll require a timekeeping tool, not merely a watch.
A complementary Official Canadian Government issue Torque cap is his, with any Marathon watch. So why not surprise him with a 41mm fibre shell Marathon Military Navigator, the official watch of the United States Marine Corps, in sage green, dark tan or classic black? The Tritium tubes in their dial will light the watch for 25 years without fading.
Or there’s the Marathon Jumbo Diver's LGP JSAR (Le Grand Plongeur) diver’s watch, designed for Search and Rescue divers. Hence its extra-large 46.6mm, 316L surgical grade stainless steel case.
The tough Fortis Aquatis Marinemaster comes highly recommended; both for its technical prowess and styling. You can’t help but get excited by its electric blue numerals and similarly vivid accents on the bezel. Powered by the automatic Swiss ETA 2836-2 movement, with a submarine embossed on its stainless steel case back, diving enthusiasts can time their 200m dives with the utmost precision and style.
Meanwhile, there’s the Elliot Brown Canford Clipper Round the World Race Edition for fathers who stick to the water’s surface. Limited to 1,000 pieces globally, the exclusive timepiece is worn by the crews of a dozen boats, battling for glory on the mighty 40,000 nautical mile endurance race; which is the watches’ namesake.
He’ll find two screwdrivers for the strap bars, a black leather strap and a red-stitched, black cotton duck canvas strap included with the watch. Allowing him to change the look of the timepiece to suit various occasions.
For The Sophisticated Gentleman
Functional and elegant, the Laco Paris Chronograph is a dress timepiece, to admire in private and wear with pride at functions, celebrations, and all-manner of special occasions. His eyes will be drawn to the dial, the rose gold plated numerals and hands contrast gracefully with the black face and leather strap. Encourage him to watch the automatic Laco 50 movement hard at work, through the case back.
Similarly rose gold plated, the Fortis Terrestis Orchestra, exhibits an incredibly uncluttered chronograph dial. The tan leather strap not only ties the timepiece together beautifully, both literally around the wrist and figuratively in style.
It’s one of three watches in Fortis’ Terrestis range. The simplicity of the Fortis Terrestis Hedonist p.m. seemingly straight from the 1930’s, will help him to admire the beauty of the moment. The hour sub-dial sits neatly at 6 o’clock, with the date window within it.
The Fortis Terrestis Tycoon Chronograph packs 47 precious stones into its Swiss Dépraz 2020 movement, which he can look at through the glass case back.
So there you have it. Our Father’s Day round up, hopefully we’ve helped you find the perfect timepiece for your Dad. If you need any help choosing a piece then please don’t hesitate to contact us.