With Father’s Day only a few short weeks away, it is time to start thinking of a special gift to celebrate one of the most important roles and people in our lives. Recently at M.S. Rau Antiques, we have acquired numerous items that would make for the ideal gift to fit any personality.
The World Time Watch by Patek Philippe is a beautiful, precise timepiece that would be perfect for any father. When Swiss watch-maker Antoni Patek joined forces with French crafter Adrien Philippe in 1851, the prestigious and respected company Patek Philippe & Co. was founded. Creating timepieces of exquisite craftsmanship, the company pioneered the way for important advancements such as the perpetual calendar, split seconds hand, and chronographs. When considering this 5110P self-winding Patek Philippe timepiece, it is impossible to miss the flawless craftsmanship. Crafted of 22K gold and platinum, it displays all 24 time zones. A transparent sapphire crystal backing, blue guilloché silver dial, white gold applied hour markers, and an outer graduated revolving ring for day and night indication complete the piece. Presented with the original Patek Philippe presentation box, certificate, and manual, this watch is sure to enthuse any watch enthusiast.
Equally stunning is the Van Cleef & Arpels ruby and diamond cufflinks set. Renowned for their sophisticated and avant-garde designs, the firm has consistently been a visionary of glamour and spectacular creations. These cuff links exhibit the refined and classic designs of the company. In a pure Art Deco motif, the streamlined objects are set in platinum and accentuated by 3.20 carats of caliber-cut rubies and 3.24 carats of glistening baguette diamonds. Bold and stylish, these cuff links would be the perfect addition to any father’s classic suit or tuxedo.
This 20th-century Indian emerald and ruby chess set encapsulates the perfect and magnificent gift for any chess-loving dad. The set is carved from the finest specimens of rubies and sapphires with the utmost skill by artisans from Jaipur. The two opposing armies, with warriors riding elephants, horses and camels, and pawns on foot, face each other in their best 24K gold-painted finery. The board is set into a mahogany base, making this set one of the most intriguing and luxurious we have ever seen.