It happens every year, yet every year we still get stuck on what to buy dad for Father’s Day. There’s one thing most men like and that’s watches, from casual timepieces for the weekend and sports to dressy timepieces for events and the office.
This year two Swiss made timepiece brands made their debut in the UK via online retailers WatchShop.com and The Watch Hut. Continental and EverSwiss landed offering affordable luxury, great for men who are looking to add to their watch collection.
We have taken a look through the collection and picked out our top three from each.
While officially registered in 1924, Continental has been making Swiss made timepieces since 1881. Continental uses the highest grade materials with Ronda and ETA Swiss Made movements.
The Continental range effectively combines traditional Swiss craftsmanship and aesthetic excellence. Highest standards of product quality including High Grade Stainless Steel (316L), Sapphire Crystal, PVD Plating, minimum 30 metre water resistance, 2 years international warranty and using Ronda or ETA movements.
Men’s Continental 16201-GR254130
This unique men’s Swiss made timepiece from Continental features a gold plated stainless steel case and black leather strap.
The dial is what makes this timepiece really stand out. Along with the gold hands showing hours and minutes, it also features a date window. But, what really sets this watch dial apart is the separate hand which moves to the days of the week (Monday through Sunday) at the top half of the dial. There is also a seconds subdial at the bottom of the face. An eye-catching timepiece that’s both sleek and modern.
Men’s Continental 16203-GD154110
Following a more traditional design in a classic watch, we think this Continental timepiece is the perfect watch to go from office to evening events. It features a stainless steel 40mm case surrounding the white dial which features Roman numerals and illuminated hours and minutes hands. It also features a seconds subdial as well as a date window. It has a soft black leather strap.
Men’s Continental 17201-GT101430
For the gentleman who prefers a stainless steel strap, this is our favourite from the wide selection, mainly due to the contrasting stainless steel set alongside the black dial.
The stainless steel strap connects to the stainless steel 39mm case surrounding the black dial which features silver hour and minute hands. It has sleek hour baton markers and a seconds subdial, offering a more minimalist design.
It’s water resistant to 50 metres making it perfect for the man who might be going straight from a morning swim at the gym to the office.
EverSwiss watches were established in 1960. Swiss Made, this collection includes a wide selection of watches in classic styles yet retaining a fashionable design. High quality watches made in stainless steel (304) or Brass with PVD Plating, Mineral Crystal, minimum 30 metre water resistance, 1 year international warranty and using Ronda movements.
Men’s EverSwiss Watch 2767-GLS
This handsome Swiss made men’s quartz watch features a PVD gold plated stainless steel 37mm case. What’s unique is the way the hour and seconds hands along with date window are deeper than the outer bezel featuring the gold baton hour markers. We especially like the brown leather textured strap.
Mens EverSwiss Watch 5743-GTS
While we are used to seeing gold and stainless steel feature in many two-tone timepieces, EverSwiss has gone a step further with this men’s watch in a two-tone rose gold and stainless steel finish. From the metal strap, the feature runs throughout. The crown is in rose gold and the hour markers (the 12 and 6 hour marks are in Roman numerals) along with the hour, minutes and seconds hands are also in rose gold. Finally, for that extra touch, the date window is also surrounded in rose gold.
Mens EverSwiss Watch 9746-GLS
It’s all in the attention to detail with watch. While the dial from afar might look like a white dial, on closer inspection you can really see the textured design. It features a brushed PVD gold plated stainless steel case surrounding this eye-catching dial with brushed gold hands, hour markers and outline to the date window.