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Father Time

Mike Espindle | June 11, 2018 | Lifestyle Story Shopping National

IWC Portofino Handwound Moon Phase Edition 150 Years
Sophisticated elegance in the form of a special jubilee anniversary edition of IWC’s classic Portofino timepiece makes for an always-appropriate impression. Inspired by the brand’s historic Pallweber pocket watches, jubilee-edition timepieces from IWC are given extra oomph with multiple rich layers of traditional white or deep-blue lacquer, and special anniversary engraving. With an elegant moon phase at 12 o’clock, a retrograde power reserve indicator and a small seconds indicator at 6 o’clock, this is a wristwatch for someone with timeless style. Limited to 700 editions in stainless steel for $13,400 each, limited to 150 pieces in red gold for $26,600 each, Shreve & Co, Stanford Shopping Center

Breitling Navitimer 8 B35 Automatic Unitime 43
Combining Breitling’s signature technical pilot watch design with world timer functionality, the Unitime 43 is a standout in the brand’s newly revived Navitimer 8 line. Available in black or unique steel Mercury Silver dial (shown here), the 43 mm timepiece carries all of the Navitimer’s legibility DNA with a time-zone wheel along the outer edge of the dial serviced by Breitling’s own in-house world-time module, all controlled by the single crown. This is a serious watch for the globe-trotting dad. Leather strap for $8,140, steel bracelet for $8,520, Gleim the Jeweler, Stanford Shopping Center

Tag Heuer Monaco Bamford
This collaboration between Tag Heuer and design customization firm Bamford takes the sedate, classic square case of the Monaco watch and amps up the volume with the addition of edgy carbon fiber and Bamford’s signature cool aqua-blue color treatment. The 39 mm timepiece stays true to its racing heritage with 30-minute chronograph functions, but the automotive-inspired carbon fiber case and blue accents, which mimic the livery of ’70s-era Gulf- sponsored race cars, create a bold presentation without taking things too far off the track. $8,100, CH Premier Jewelers, Stanford Shopping Center

Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar NBA Special Edition
Regardless of his team of choice, dad will appreciate that this cutting-edge 45 mm antimagnetic titanium timepiece is crafted by the NBA’s official timekeeper and carries special NBA badging on the case back. Sporting state-of-the-art touch-screen technology powered by solar energy, the timepiece’s digital display supports a whopping 20 additional features, such as a countdown timer, altimeter, compass functions and calendar. Silver for $1,075, gold for $1,150, Ben Bridge Jeweler, Westfield Valley Fair

Breguet Marine Chronometer 5517
During the golden age of shipping, Breguet’s highly accurate marine chronometers were the instruments of choice of the French Royal Navy. With a deep-blue wave dial design and a rugged rubber strap as optional executions, the new 40 mm Marine Chronometer 5517 honors that tradition and delivers a fairly sporty and accessible example of haute horology from the storied brand. Water-resistant to 100 meters and touting a 55-hour power reserve and date aperture at 3 o’clock, this timepiece will ensure smooth and stylish sailing. Titanium for $18,800, rose or white gold for $28,700, CH Premier Jewelers, Westfield Valley Fair

Originally published in the June issue of Silicon Valley

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