2018 Father’s Day Gift Guide
June's here, so get ready for Secrète Fine Jewelry’s 2018 Father’s Day Gift Guide, perfectly tailored for all the trends, even for dads who seem oblivious to trends. Our staff presents their personal picks for Father’s Day gifts.
Elyahu’s pick: a pre-owned Rolex Submariner
This classic no-date black Rolex Submariner dates from the early 2000s, available at Secrète Fine Jewelry in Washington, DC.
Elyahu, store owner and proud father of two, picks a pre-owned Rolex Submariner for Father’s Day. Because of its iconic, timeless style, and the wide variety of colors and metals, you can find the perfect one for your dad. Would your dad prefer a two-tone blue Submariner with ceramic bezel or a simple black no-date Sub? Whichever Sub you choose, your dad will appreciate this beautiful timepiece. When asked why he chose this watch, Elyahu simply said, “It would be nice.” It would be nice.
At our DuPont Circle location, we have dozens of beautiful pre-owned Rolex watches, all certified and warrantied. A pre-owned Rolex, depending on the model and year, may be more affordable than you think, and Secrète is proud to offer you very fair prices. Plus, your dad will get to brag to all his buddies, “My kids got me a Rolex for Father’s Day,” which, in our opinion, is priceless.
This hard-to-find pre-owned (2 years old) Rolex Submariner Two-Tone (18k yellow and steel) in blue with the ceramic bezel is available now at Secrète in DuPont Circle. This watch is so rare, you can't even get it new from Rolex.
Mari’s pick: Hamilton’s Pan Europ Day-Date in Green
Hate to contradict Kermit the Frog, but it is easy being green.
Hamilton’s retro-inspired Pan Europ, which first debuted in the early 1970s, has been a favorite since its reboot in 2011 in its silver and blue versions, but its newest iteration in bright kelly green and black is just too cool. You can choose to wear it on the color-coordinated perforated leather band or a bright NATO strap (tools for switching the strap are included in the beautiful presentation box). The vintage styling, cool Fedora-shaped case, in-house H30 automatic movement with an impressive 80-hour power reserve, and attainable price-point ($1195) make this a great choice for Father’s Day.
Mari chose this watch for Father’s Day because she actually gave her dad a green Pan Europ for Christmas. “My dad is 69 years old, but he’s still got a lot of style in him. This watch is classic enough for the country club, and fly enough for a P-Funk concert, just like my dad.” Check it out in the window of Secrète Fine Jewelry in Washington, DC, or give us a call today to have us ship it to you.
Can't decide which strap is better on the Pan-Europ? Neither can we. Luckily, both styles are included with the watch, along with an easy-change tool.
Ori’s pick: Oris Diver 65 in 42mm Silver Dial
The rugged leather strap on the silver dial Oris Diver 65 is a perfect choice for a fashionable dad (or maybe a dad who needs a little fashion-help).
Ori also chose a retro-inspired watch for his Father’s Day pick with the Oris Diver Sixty-Five. This hit remake of their mid-1960s diving watch harkens from the golden age of diving, the Jacques Cousteau-era of diving. Because Oris is one of only a handful of truly independent watchmakers left in Switzerland, their ability to replicate the styles of the past doesn’t stop at superficial features-- they’re still making their watches the good old-fashioned way, in-house, all-Swiss, fully in control of quality standards, and as a family-run company.
Ori says the silver Diver 65 is perfect for Father’s Day, “because it’s elegant, and it’s sporty.” To be honest, every employee at Secrète Fine Jewelry in DuPont Circle store has purchased a Diver 65. We can’t give a better endorsement than that for its amazing craftsmanship, its ability to transition from casual to business attire, and its cooler than cool retro styling. And, as the only authorized Oris retailers in Washington, DC, we'll be able to help you find the right Diver for your dad this June.
On a carbon-fiber rubber strap, the Diver 65 has a very sporty look.
Kadya's pick: a custom men's ring
This beautiful two tone men's ring was custom made in our Bethesda workshop in white and yellow gold. The custom braiding detail gives it a beautiful handmade touch without being over-the-top.
Kadya chose a classy men's ring for her Father's Day pick because "Fathers deserve gold jewelry, too." Secrète has a lovely variety of men's rings in 14k and 18k white, yellow, and rose gold as well as platinum, in classic solid metal or with diamonds and gemstones.
Whether you choose a classic simple style for your dad or choose to custom-design an elegant one-of-a-kind ring, Secrète's team of designers will make your dad the perfect ring for his style, right here in our Bethesda workshop in Wildwood Shopping Center.
One of our favorite ideas for Father's Day is to create a signet ring with your family seal to honor your heritage and your father's family through the ages.
We custom made this beautiful white gold signet ring for a client in Secrète's Washington, DC store. The 3D engraving in this family crest signet ring makes it perfect for making wax seals. Our expert team of goldsmith and engraver used centuries-old techniques for this handmade heirloom piece.
For help finding the best Father's Day gift for your dad, contact us today by phone or email, or stop by one of our stores in Washington, DC and Bethesda, Maryland. Mention this blog for special discounts. Live outside the Metro-DC area? We ship worldwide!