With Father's Day arriving again this Sunday (did you forget?) we all know that the best present you can buy, with exception to perhaps a boat (not happening Dad) is a watch. With so many options here's a few fabulous picks for every sort of Dad.
THE HIGH FLYING DAD - BALL ENGINEER HYDROCARBON AERO-GMT
A watch for flight crew and air traffic professionals, it incorporates, for the first time in any timepiece, H3 micro gas tubes in the chassis of the bezel. This bezel carries a 24-hour graduation, and marks out a third time-zone in addition to its standard and second time-zone GMT functions. In the darkness of an aircraft cockpit or air traffic control, this bezel comes alive with a luminosity 100 times more effective than conventional luminous paint found in other aviation watches, yet is self-powered for up to 25 years. This model either comes complete with a metal bracelet fitted with the BALL exclusive patented triple folding buckle or is alternatively fitted to personal taste with a rubber strap and standard buckle. Both configurations allow the watch to be fitted over one’s aviation apparel, and complement the out-sized bezel in giving the pilot excellent usability in form and in function.
THE DAPPER DAD - GIRARD-PERREGAUX 1966
With its perfect balance of technical expertise and classical elegance, the Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection brings together all the qualities of a fine timepiece, the cornerstone of the Manufacture. The combination of finesse and superlative watchmaking is clearly seen in this new model that, for the first time, features both large date and moon phases functions. This new creation fits perfectly into the Manufacture's long tradition of expertise, paying tribute to the 1960s when the technical and timekeeping innovations developed by Girard-Perregaux were awarded the Neuchâtel Observatory Centenary Prize. Today, the 1966 collection continues the legacy of integrating useful complications in classical watches known for their aesthetic simplicity and impeccable finish. The 1966 collection is enhanced with a moon phases indicator that is particularly beautiful. It is joined, for the first time in the 1966 collection, by a patented large date display. This special design is both contemporary and classic - a distinguishing feature of the 1966 collection.
THE HARD CORE DAD - G-SHOCK MUDMASTER
Designed for defense against disasters, the GWG1000-1A3 and GWG1000-1A9 offer protection from mud, vibration, shock, and other elements. In addition to its Mud Resistant structure, the timepiece is equipped with Triple Sensor capabilities, allowing for reading of altitude/barometric pressure, temperature, and direction. Accurate timekeeping is made possible through Multi-Band 6 technology. Features showcasing toughness include Tough Movement, Smart Access Crown, Tough Movement and G-SHOCK's legendary Shock & 200M Water resistance. Accuracy and visibility in usage under harsh conditions is showcased through Sapphire Glass, a unique Hand-Shift function, which moves the analog hands out of the way of the digital display when taking sensor measurements, World Time (29 time zones, 29 Cities + UTC), Full Auto Double LED light, Neo-brite Luminous Hands & Markers, 5 Daily Alarms, 1/100th Sec. Stopwatch (24Hr), Countdown Timer (60Min), Day/Date Display, and Full Auto Calendar and Mute Function. Case Size is a formidable 59.5mm H X 56.1mm W x 18mm D and comes in at 119g. The MUDMASTER watch arrives in a bright yellow with black accents and military green with black accents.
THE ACTION DAD - FITBIT SURGE
A fitness super watch designed to help you reach your peak performance on the track, in the gym, and all day. This watch features (get ready for a long list) GPS tracking, PurePulse Heart Rate, Multi-sport function, Activity tracking, smart notifications, sleek design for all day wear, automatic sleep detection, wireless syncing and online tools and (breath) a share and compete function. You can also track your progress with its easy to read online tools featuring charts, graphs and goal setting capabilities.