Where to Spend It: On Watches for Dad
It's Father's Day on Sunday. And if you're stuck for gift ideas, here's a round-up of five of our favourite watches, we're pretty sure he'll like
1) Tank Anglaise, Cartier: Encased in 18-carat rhodium-plated white gold, the classic watch comes with a lacquered silver flinqué dial and is water-resistant upto 30 metres. The watch comes with a self-winding manufacture mechanical movement, calibre 1904 MC.
Available at: Cartier Boutique, Delhi; price: Rs 21,64,762.
2) Malte 100TH Anniversary Edition, Vacheron Constantin: A limited edition piece - only 100 are available - the watch comes with a silvered, sand-blasted dial with 12 black-painted Roman numerals. The bracelet is dark blue Mississippiensis alligator leather with large square scales and finished with a platinum 950 buckle polished half Maltese cross buckle.
Available at DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi and Dia StoreApollo Bunder, Mumbai ; price: on request.
3) Grand Lange 1, A Lange & Söhne: With a new manually wound movement, and outsize date and power-reserve indication the slim watch incorporates a width to height ratio of 40.9 mm by 8.8mm. Seven gold chatons, secure rubies, accentuate the visual appeal of the movement on the plate side.
Available at Johnson Watch Company, A-12, South Extension, New Delhi and Time Avenue Turner Road, Bandra, Mumbai; price: on request.
4) Altiplano Automatic Skeleton, Piaget: The world's thinnest automatic skeleton watch (5.34 mm), it comes encased in 18k white gold, with black dauphine hands. Other features include a black platinum satin-brushed micro-rotor is engraved with Piaget coat of arms and the strap is black alligator leather.
Available at The Piaget Boutique, DLF Emporio, New Delhi and The Oberoi, Nariman Point, Mumbai; price: on request.
5) Oyster Perpetual Datejust II, Rolex: This basic steel Rolex comes with a silver, sunray-finish dial, and steel bracelet with differently polished links. Perfectly understated, and for a man with classic sensibilities.
Available at Dia Store, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai; Ethos Summit, Select City Walk, New Delhi; price on request.
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