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Just in Time for Father's Day: An Armful of Sleek Watches for Dad

Mike Espindle | June 5, 2019 | Style & Beauty National

Timepieces as confident, competent and complex as the most important man in your lifeHamilton.jpg

Hamilton Jazzmaster Automatic Chronograph

Swiss brand Hamilton, which traces its roots to American watchmaking mecca Lancaster, Penn., in 1892, offers a setof new Jazzmaster automatic chronographs that blend traditional techniques and a classic chronograph complication with modern design élan. The polished 42 mm case hints at modernity, while the unique position of the date aperture at 4 o’clock adds a funky counterpoint to traditional chronograph subdials. Especially in this deep blue iteration on brown leather alligator-pattern strap, the sun-ray dial catches the eye (as well as the sun). The H-21 movement boasts a 60-hour power reserve to boot. $1,745, Macy’s, multiple locations, macys.com; shop.hamiltonwatch.com

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Longines Master Collection

Available in multiple sizes, such as this 29 mm version intended for women, the latest watches from Longines’ Master Collection are decidedly timeless in appeal. Sporting a case-back view of the mechanical self-winding movement, these timepieces fascinate the horology fan. Classic baton indices, a heritage hand design, an outer rim seconds gauge and a date window at 3 o’clock all speak to classicism, while a stitched blue croc strap continues the bold chromatic story around your entire wrist. From $1,925, Macy’s, Lenox Square, macys.com; Saks Fifth Avenue, Phipps Plaza, saks.com; Tourneau, Lenox Square, tourneau.com; longines.com

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Rado DiaMaster Thinline Ceramos

As the master of modern watch design, this Rado DiaMaster is beguiling in its simplicity. The rose gold tone and minimalist approach evoke timelessness and elegance. But that’s only part of the story: The true modernity of this watch is in the materials. The 41 mm polished case is wrought from Ceramos, a unique-to-the-brand alloy of 90 percent ceramic to 10 percent metal, which delivers the appearance of polished metal, but has the scratch-resistance, durable sheen and light weight of a high-tech compound ceramic. The automatic movement sports a 64-hour power reserve and 150 feet of water-resistance. $2,250, Classic Jewelry, classicjewelryinc.com; Macy’s, multiple locations, macys.com; rado.com

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Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer

A diver’s watch that is as at home in the executive suite as it is on the water, the 42 mm Seamaster Diver 300M is the latest in an ongoing tradition of superb timepieces from Omega. The black rubber strap, black ceramic bezel and laser-engraved design on the black dial tell the style story, while solid dive features like a helium-escape valve, rotating bezel and 1,000-foot depth rating make this as legitimate a tool watch as it gets. As a Master Chronometer, this timepiece has been subjected to Omega’s own extensive in-house testing and is certified by METAS. $4,750, Omega, Phipps Plaza; Mayors, Lenox Square, mayors.com; omegawatches.com

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Luminox Atacama Field Automatic 1907

While Luminox may be better know for its bold, rugged, military-inspired timepieces, this Atacama Field Automatic 1907 presents a sober vintage-derived vibe that’s more boardroom than battlefield. Field watches, based on military-issue timepieces from the beginning of the 20th century, are on point this year. Along with a fashionable khaki green strap, this watch blends in some up-to-the- minute style, along with its classic 44 mm steel utility. Sporting a mechanical movement, the Atacama Field Automatic is also quite a value. $890, Neiman Marcus, Lenox Square, neimanmarcus.com; luminox-usa.com



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