If you are on the watch out for a Father’s Day gift, we bet a little wrist candy will not go amiss. David Ho scopes out the timepieces that would be perfect for Dad
Rolex Perpetual 1908
Rolex updates the Perpetual collection with this new addition (HK$172,000). The Perpetual 1908’s name is derived from the year that Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf first used the name ‘Rolex’ to mark his creations. This new watch features a slim case crowned with a bezel that is part domed and part finely fluted. Available in 18-carat yellow or white gold, the case features a transparent case back that allows one to see its technical sophistication and movement in full glory. The 1908 is equipped with the new calibre 7140 that was just unveiled this year, which enables the 1908 to display the small seconds, as well as the hours and minutes.
Hublot Big Bang Unico Nespresso Origin
It’s cool to keep it green not just with aesthetics, but also in terms of sustainability. This special Hublot and Nespresso collaboration (CHF22,900.00; HK$198,500) sees a timepiece with the case, bezel, crown and pushers made from recycled aluminium capsules. The recycled coffee grounds from capsules are transformed into watch straps – a rubber version and a second Velcro fabric version. For the fabric strap, Hublot has collaborated with Singtex, one of Nespresso’s partners who was already using recycled coffee grounds to produce a fabric called S.Café. This is limited to an edition size of only 200 pieces.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracán MB
The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracán MB (HK$520,000) is co-created with Jota Designs Federation Internationale de l’Automobile, with inspiration from the racing world. This online exclusive model is limited to only 88 pieces. If you move fast enough, you might get one of five tailor-made, hand-painted racing helmet that mirrors its design with it. The race is on!
Richard Mille RM UP-01
Measuring just 1.75mm, the RM UP-01 (US$1.9mln; HK$14.8mln) is the thinnest watch in the world. This accomplishment is a collaboration between the Swiss watchmaker and Ferrari. Being thin does not mean a lack of sturdiness, as the watch is equipped to handle total shock resistance under any circumstances. Limited to just 150 pieces, read more on the watch here.
Patek Philippe 6300GR
Unveiled at Watches and Wonders 2023, the Patek Philippe 6300GR (price undisclosed) makes for a handsome watch with its white gold cufflinks, featuring a brown opaline centre adorned with hand-guilloched hobnail pattern and a rose gold Calatrava cross. There are five acoustic functions among the 20 complications on this timepiece, including two patented world exclusives: an alarm sounding the programmed time and a date-repeater striking the date on demand.