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Father's Day timepiece gift guide

Precision, Performance, and Style

Watches for Father's Day, curated by Silicon Valley's premier timepiece experts,
Stephen and Jared Silver

stephen silver fathers day gift guide ressence luxury watch


Father's Day offers the perfect occasion to show dad some affection and appreciation, especially when gifting something that speaks to his passion: a fine timepiece. Wristwatches make ideal Father's Day gifts because of their utility, quality, and symbolism. Every look at the watch on his wrist will remind him of quality time spent together.

This Father’s Day, Stephen Silver and Jared Silver present a curated selection of the latest wristwatch designs from leading independent watchmakers and famed Maisons, available in our online collection or at our Menlo Park, CA timepiece boutique.

From ultra-rare “grail” timepieces to high-quality everyday timekeepers, each piece the Silvers selected showcases excellence in design and execution - and each makes a timely Father’s Day gift.


Bulgari octo finissimo steel black dial timepiece

For the man who prefers a minimalist timepiece, the Silvers recommend a classic three-hand model like the BVLGARI Octo Finissimo Steel, which despite its minimalist dial simplicity offers plenty of visual interest with steel case and integrated bracelet have a mix of brushed and polished surfaces, and the subtle grain texture of the matte black dial serves to highlight the applique dial furniture.

Showing the time is a set of skeletonized dauphine hands which are complemented by a running seconds subdial at 7 and 8 o’clock.



Hermes arceau timepiece

Invoking the French Maison’s unique blend of whimsy, polish, and horological prowess, the Hermès Arceau “78” is the perfect watch for those who want a high-quality yet everyday timepiece. This timepiece is a study in subtle contrasts, from its polished case to its grain-textured dark grey dial and textured bezel. Its parchment-colored hands and italicized numerals evoke mid-century watches, aged to perfection.

The date window at 6 o’clock matches the numerals on the dial, and the watch is delivered on a barenia-colored leather strap, exhibiting the leatherworking mastery that is synonymous with Hermes.



roger dubuis pirelli spider 2 timepiece

For the motorhead who also loves mechanical watches, the gift of a Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli Ice Zero 2 watch will make his Father's Day one to remember.

The brand developed this sporty black DLC titanium wristwatch in exclusive partnership with renowned motorsport tire-maker Pirelli. Like the studded tires which inspired it, this remarkable timepiece was developed for high performance in the most extreme conditions.

Racing enthusiasts will appreciate that the strap features the Pirelli Ice Zero 2 pattern inlay with stainless-steel nails and adorned with the legendary tread motifs of a Pirelli Cinturato™ intermediate tire.



bell & ross brv293 blue timepiece watch

For the man who is a consummate traveler, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry recommends gifting the Bell & Ross BRV2-93, which allows the wearer to track up to three time zones at once. It features a 12-hour hand, an independently adjustable red 24-hour hand, and a rotating 24-hour bezel in blue and grey that delineates night and day and can be configured to display the third time zone.

The watch is also ready to withstand any of the rigors of the road life with water resistance up to 100 meters, and large, high-contrast white numerals that offer crisp legibility against a sunray blue dial. The gray and blue striped elastic canvas strap (with light stretch) completes its practical yet stylish look.



ressence type 3 timepiece watch

The Ressence TYPE 3 will appeal to fans of ingenious, highly engineered timepieces. The Type 3 was designed to counteract the distorted refraction of light in a traditional timepiece, where light moves through sapphire crystal and air.

Ressence solves this problem by flooding its upper half with 35.7 ml of oil, clarifying each detail of its white dial while also reducing friction and thereby improving efficiency. The gray textured strap adds further visual interest to this fascinating wristwatch.


Shop the finest luxury wristwatches for Father's Day in the SF Bay Area at Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry.

Visit us at our Menlo Park timepiece boutique at Rosewood Sand Hill resort to shop the finest Father's Day timepieces in person. 

You can also shop our full Father's Day gift guide here.