The Ultimate Sharp Watch Guide to Father’s Day

Stylish, versatile, and always the right size, a watch might be the perfect Father’s Day gift. Here are a few of our favourites to show the old man how much he means to you.

Longines Silver Arrow

Whether dad is an aviation buff or just appreciates design from the 1950s, it’s hard to imagine him finding anything not to like about this vintage-inspired timepiece featuring an advanced automatic movement, sapphire crystal, and a five-year warranty. $2,700

Tudor 1926

Subtle, classy, and timeless. Sound like anyone you know? If so, the newest edition of the Tudor 1926 — with a 41mm steel case, white dial, and self-winding movement — might be the perfect gift. $2,110

Chopard Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition

With a case, dial, and strap inspired by golden-era race cars (a nod to the classic Italian road race from which it takes its name), this annual limited-edition release from Chopard will appeal to any dad who dreams of the open road. $10,100 (stainless steel); $14,500 (stainless steel and ethical rose gold)

TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition

Not only does this Swiss smartwatch look great with a polo, chinos, and a pair of spikeless golf shoes, it’s also designed to help you improve your game, making it a must-have for any dad with a serious golf addiction. With an ultra-lightweight titanium case, a ceramic bezel, and two straps (including one in a white golf pattern with green stitching) this edition also comes with three branded golf balls, a TAG Heuer divot tool, and a set of tees. $3,200

Rado True Square Automatic Open Heart

Every dad is unique, but some more than others. For the dad who likes to stand out from the crowd, this Rado’s square case — made of lightweight ceramic — and its eye-catching skeletonized dial are just as unconventional as he is. $3,100

Hamilton American Classic Intra-Matic Chronograph H

Nostalgia is a powerful thing, whether we’re talking about dad’s glory days or chronographs from the golden era of motorsports. Depending on where your dad was in the late 1960s, this watch might capture both. Complete with a box-shaped sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective coating, a panda dial, and a Swiss-made mechanical hand-wound movement, its appeal spans generations. $2,600

Cartier Pasha

Was your dad riding high in the 1980s? If so, he might have fond memories of this watch, which was launched in the early ’80s and re-launched last year. Either way, with its modern lines, classic Cartier motifs, and QuickSwitch interchangeable strap system, this is a watch he’ll be happy to add to his wardrobe in 2021. $8,850 (41mm model on a steel bracelet with interchangeable dark grey alligator-skin strap)

Citizen Corso

For the dad who appreciates practicality and style in equal measure, this solar-powered timepiece ought to hit all the right notes. With a textured green dial (complete with day and date windows) protected by a sapphire crystal and an Eco-Drive movement, it’s sure to provide reliable service — and everyday good looks — for years to come. $450

Mido Ocean Star 200c

Is dad’s wristwear looking a little stale? This quintessential dive watch combines 1960s-inspired design and 21st-century technology to create a watch he’ll want to wear every day. A ceramic bezel insert adds toughness, and the unique textured green dial offers a pop of colour. Meanwhile, an 80-hour power reserve means he can take it off for a few days without having to reset the time and date. Not that he’d want to. $1,325

NOMOS Metro 38

For the dad who knows his Eames from his Le Corbusier, NOMOS watches distil the best of 20th-century minimalism into their carefully crafted dials and movements made in-house in Glashutte, Germany. It’s like a Dieter Rams stereo he can wear. $5,150