Super-luxury Father’s Day gifts good enough for even your dad: from 50-year-old Highland Park single malt whisky … to a special edition Maserati supercar
Father’s Day is quickly approaching us, falling on June 20 for much of the world this year. If you’re on the hunt for the ideal present to celebrate your dear dad, STYLE has hand-picked some memorable gift ideas – from luxury watches to a limited-edition 50-year old single malt Scotch whisky, to a decadent staycation and even a one-of-a-kind supercar (OK, we can dream). So manifest your filial love with one of these heart-warming gifts.
Father’s Day is an important time of year when it comes to celebrating your father and the vital role he plays in your life. So, with the big day rapidly approaching, the big beasts of the luxury world are busy bringing out exceptional models especially for the occasion. Case in point: watchmaker Omega’s two distinguished models for Father’s Day, both of which are new iterations of classic collections.
The Constellation watch, which is powered by the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8901, comes in a 41mm, 18k yellow gold case, accompanied by a sun-brushed black dial and a black ceramic bezel.
The Seamaster 300 divers’ watch meanwhile is studded with visual references to the 1957 watch it’s based on, but with new features including a blue oxalic anodised-treated aluminium bezel and the new Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8912 at its heart.
Highland Park’s new 50-year old single malt Scotch whisky
Orkney-based distillery Highland Park is unveiling a new 50-year-old single malt Scotch whisky created by Gordon Motion. Only 274 bottles have been crafted, each signed by the master brewer. The Scotch has been developed using the traditional solera method, most often associated with maturing sherry. The new edition’s nine refill casks were originally laid down in 1968, and finally re-racked in first-fill sherry seasoned oak casks to give layered and complex flavours. It is just the third 50-year-old whisky ever produced in the distillery’s 223-year history.
The limited edition single malt Scotch whisky is now available at select retailers in Hong Kong and is priced at HK$208,000 (US$26,800) per bottle.
A five-star spa at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
Treat your father with the new hypnotherapy packages at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong’s Mandarin Spa. Let’s face it, he could enjoy a bit more relaxation, and the new offerings promise to sort out all sorts of mental and physical problems, from stress to sleep deprivation to phobias to poor diet.
Available as both group and one-on-one sessions, they’re led by hypnotherapist Christine Deschemin, whose background is in aeronautical engineering and finance, but who discovered the power of hypnotherapy to help with a range of ailments, particularly in a fast-paced environment like Hong Kong, and who has professional qualifications in the discipline from certifying authorities in the US and France.
And for those of you who are only familiar with other popular forms of hypnosis, fear not: we have checked, and you will definitely not, for example, be made to cluck like a chicken for an audience’s amusement.
Maserati X William Chan
Venerable Italian carmaker’s Maserati’s latest special edition release – alert: bit of a mouthful – the Ghibli Hybrid Love Audacious comes courtesy of a collaboration with Hong Kong actor and singer William Chan, via his streetwear brand Canotwait_. Part of the company’s Maserati Fuoriserie customisation programme, it was launched on May 20 at a pop-up store in Shanghai, with production strictly limited to eight models, all of them to be sold in China.
The car comes fitted with the brand’s Teseo wheels, and features two customised Canotwait_ badges, one exterior and one interior. “Digital aurora”, meanwhile, isn’t the name of one of Derek Zoolander’s poses, but of the colour of the car (the shade in question is also sometimes known as “purple”, but that’s nowhere near exciting enough); the paintwork is also flecked with pink glass flakes that flicker appealingly.
- Father’s Day falls on June 20 – which has left us scratching our heads about what to buy our dear dads to show we really care
- Omega has released new iterations of its image-enhancing Seamaster 300 and Constellation watches just in time for the occasion