There are few bonds as unbreakable as those shared by fathers and sons. From the day we’re born, we are inextricably, lastingly linked to one another — and spend our lives supporting, protecting and prizing one another.
These are relationships unlike any others — and ones well worth celebrating. That’s why, every third Sunday of June, we pay tribute to our fathers and father figures; recognising, remembering, honouring and observing the effect our parents had on our lives.
They taught us our values. They imparted their wisdom. They showed us how to shave, how to drink and how to become our own men. And, over the course of the last year, these bonds have become more important than ever.
Because fathers and sons all over the world have endured months of separation. And that’s why, to mark lifting lockdowns and long-awaited family reunions, we’ve travelled to Salcombe in Devon for a well-earned celebration of Father’s Day.
Tucked away on the beautiful English coast, Salcombe is South Devon’s most picturesque, tranquil town — and the perfect place to enjoy a summer weekend away. With warm waters and soft sand, it makes for the ideal destination in which to spend June 20th, and to reaffirm your father-son relationship.
And, if there’s one brand that knows something about father-son relationships, it’s Chopard. The Swiss luxury watchmaker was built on the strength of a dynasty — and has been owned by the Scheufele family of Germany since 1963.
And this family-driven, aligned approach has paid dividends. Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, the Co-President of Chopard and the son of Karl Scheufele III, works tirelessly to continue his father’s professional legacy — and has created some of the finest timepieces available today.
So, to celebrate the Scheufele’s paternal bond and the family’s commitment to craftsmanship, we’ve brought some of the best Chopard watches to Salcombe. And, chief among them, is the Chopard L.U.C XPS you see below.
This first model, a stainless steel COSC-certified chronometer, is the epitome of elegance. At once practical and personal, it’s a watch with a white lacquered dial and rhodium-plated markers for a touch of luxury.
And the L.U.C range stands testament to the research, innovation and development a dynasty can have on a company. Because, as well as this chic, silver model above, Chopard have also developed a similar model, the L.U.C XP, in a striking blue hue — as seen below.
Celebrating Father’s Day with Chopard
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Something of a son to the COSC-certified XPS, the XP 40mm automatic is among the watchmaker’s most striking timepieces — and it feels right at home beside the dazzling blue waters of the Devonshire coast. With a navy galvanic dial and blue fabric strap, it also has splash-proof credentials; and is water resistant to 30 metres.
Because of this, the XP is a family man. It’s not a watch that wants to be stuck behind a desk every day — but rather venture out, exploring the wilderness and the waves with its nearest and dearest. It’s a watch for making memories.
As is the watch above. When the L.U.C Perpetual Twin — with its chronometer-certified movement and perpetual calendar — launched in 2016, it showed the Scheufeles’ achievements ticking to life. This year, the celebrated watch has been reimagined yet again; in stainless steel with a Salcombe-ready deep blue dial.
It’s the perfect piece for adventuring, for hopping aboard a boat this Father’s Day and spending some quality, salt-sprayed time with your family. In fact, it’s everything a father should be: dependable, reliable and ready for anything.
Because good fathers and good watches have more in common than you may think. Like this handsome L.U.C Time Traveler One — a rose-gold triumph that tells every world time zone simultaneously — a father should be prepared to help you whatever you may need.
He should be sturdy; he should be trustworthy, tried and tested. He should be on hand to help, and prepared to take on every bump, knock and obstacle that comes his way. And, if you need to know the time, he should be well-equipped enough to tell you it.
Because, like any good watch, a good father knows your move before you even know it yourself. And that’s why these priceless paternal figures deserve our admiration this Father’s Day.
So, if you’re looking to learn the true meaning of fatherhood this June, look no further than Chopard. Because, with decades of fantastic, dynastic expertise under their consummately crafted straps, the Swiss brand has shown Salcombe that success begins and ends with family.
Celebrating Father’s Day with Chopard
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