The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide
A comprehensive and luxurious look at the best of Father’s Day.
Father’s Day is once again around the corner, and you can’t buy him yet another wallet. Here at Robb Report we’ve gone to the trouble of compiling the ultimate gift guide for the dad who has it all.
Below, the our comprehensive and luxurious guide to Father’s Day.
Lark Distillery Rare Cask Brokenwood Graveyard Shiraz Cask
The third release in Lark’s Rare Cask series is this single malt, finished in a cask that once held NSW winery Brokenwood’s celebrated Graveyard Shiraz. The combination of the carefully crafted single malt paired with the finishing casks from Brokenwood offers a strong, limited (505 bottles) tipple, sure to please the connoisseur of the family.
$1200 (700ml); larkdistillery.com
Yontif Sun Sunglasses, Moscot
Chunky frames are the order of the day and these stylish specs from renowned outfit Moscot arrive with a tortoise shell and crystal frame made of Italian acetate. Elsewhere, two diamond rivets on front and temples decorate the shades while a comfortable saddle nose bridge holds the pair to the face. Paired here with a chestnut fade lens, it’s a winning combination.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso is a bona fide horological icon—a piece that has transited time in various iterations across more than 50 calibres and several hundred dials.
To celebrate the Reverso’s 90th anniversary this year, the 200-page, large-scale tome from publisher Assouline and historian/journalist Nicholas Foulkes explores the Reverso’s transition across changing social environments after being born, in 1931, of a want for a watch able to withstand the rigours of polo matches.
Boasting original photography and illustrations, the lavish title explores the spirit, lustre and general allure that frames the inventive nature of the piece, while also plotting the heady story of JLC.
Approx. $256; assouline.com
Pig & Pilgrim BBQ
Time to step away from the gas and elevate the old man’s outdoor game with a great Australian success — one born during COVID.
With a background in the culinary sector, Charlie Gosselin saw an opportunity during 2020 (more people at home and with relative time) to launch the parrillas – artisanal, handmade Argentinian charcoal barbecues — he’d been tinkering with, building and using himself. Pig & Pilgrim was born, proved an immediate success and now offers four BBQs that ultimately deliver food licked by flame and flavoured by coals, replete with wind-up grill-plates and rotisseries. They also look damn fine.
Club Moolia Membership
Club Moolia’s members-only country club provides unparalleled access to a state-of-the-art diving circuit, world-class club lounge and Austalia’s only Crystal Lagoons. Destined for a 2022 opening in the dusty township of Bindoon, 80 kilometres north-west of Perth, the planned $140 million, 4.1km racetrack will boast 17 corners, high-quality asphalt and allegedly be as wide as 12-metres in parts.
Memberships starts at $30,000; Clubmoolia.com
IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Mojave Desert
For its latest ‘Mojave Desert’ models, IWC sticks to the original, larger-than-life 46mm format. Undoubtedly one of the most eye-catching launches of the year so far, the watch is now available as a perpetual calendar and a simple three-hander. We say simple … even the time-only model houses a twin spring-barrel movement that provides a seven-day power reserve.
Hermes Poker Box
Add a touch of elegance to the next poker game with Hermes’ Poker Box. Inside the box, made of sycamore marquetry, comes 300 poker chips, two sets of playing cards and a dealer chip in swift calfskin. Made in France, the box sees an inner lining of velvet and goatskin, elevating the allure.
Omega Seamaster Black Black
While Omega waits for its two major publicity exercises to get underway (James Bond movie, Olympic Games), they’ve delivered the Seamaster Diver 300M Black Black. That’s not a typo; so blacked-out is the latest version of Bond’s watch that one “Black” wouldn’t do. The watch’s dial is made from black ceramic, as is the minute track around its edge. The use of two different colour lumes on the Black Black’s indices and hands means it’s not impossible to tell the time.
Penfolds Record Player
Behold, the Penfolds Record Player.
The commemorative console of, which only seven have been crafted, has been handcrafted by SYMBOL Audio – created by a single craftsman using time-honoured techniques totalling 100 hours work. A rare ‘White Capsule’ release Grange magnum duo from the 2010 and 2017 vintage feature within the hidden wine console compartment
Elsewhere, a suite of luxury accessories including a hand-blown Grange decanter, eight Riedel shiraz glasses, a Chateau Laguiole grand cru black horn sommelier, Monopole ‘Ah So’ cork puller and seven specially curated vinyls among other additions arrive with the ’50s inspired console.
Tiffany Co. Billiard Balls
Add the Tiffany touch to any game room with this pool triangle and ball set – a heady, modern upgrade on the traditional game. Here, the pool triangle is crafted in oak and is fitted with a sterling silver plate for personalisation. The billiards are painted in Tiffany Blue while the ‘black ball’ sees the iconic colour in the centre.
St Hugo DR3 Shiraz Six Pack
The smiling, Australian poster boy of Formula 1, Daniel Ricciardo’s new fruitful venture with celebrated Barossa Valley winemakers St Hugo – the DR3 X St Hugo series – is now available in packs of 6. Hailing from a single-vineyard, Ebenezer, in the northern Barossa comes an opulent, dark fruit shiraz with chalky tannins. The wine has maturing complex aromas and flavours of black fruits, fresh plum, chocolate, cocoa, truffles, hints star anise with moderate intensity cedar vanilla toasty oak
$390 per pack; sthugo.com
Louis Vuitton Bicycle
If Dad hasn’t yet hit his ‘MAMIL’ phase, but still wants a stylish bicycle to cart around town, look no further than the high fashion maison of Louis Vuitton. Each piece is crafted by hand and assembled in the Maison Tamboite workshop in central Paris. Details such as the Monogram Flower crank and LV initials on the pedals (alongside the famous monogram adorning the bike) heighten the allure while a functional luggage rack sees an elastic belt added.
Spooked Kooks Dead Hippie 8’0″ Softboard
Spooked Kooks specialises in recycling hard plastics into practical (and rather stylish) softboards. In fact 100 per cent of all high-density polyethylene used in its boards is recycled post-consumer plastic waste. This includes the entire “slick” (underside of the boards), leash plug, fin boxes, fins and fin key. Here, the 8-foot longboard has features that help you find that sweet spot on the wave, with its voluminous dimensions allowing you to move freely. Ride on.
Chopard LUC Quattro
If you appreciate sophisticated watchmaking, the elegant Quattro Spirit 25—Chopard’s first jumping-hour timepiece—features an 18-carat rose-gold case and a beautiful Grand Feu white enamel dial, with an hour aperture at six o’clock. Almost the entire watch, from the enamelling process to the production of its four-barrel movement, was completed within Chopard’s manufacturing facility in Fleurier, Switzerland.
Approx. $67,273; chopard.com
Creed Viking Fragrance
The House of Creed has refreshed its Viking fragrance. The new ‘cologne’ is still an eau de parfum and carries the same on-skin performance that has made the brand so loved. The contemporary fragrance has top notes of bergamot, lemon, mandarin and pink pepper with geranium, lavender, nutmeg, rosemary and sage in the heart while sandalwood, frankincense, patchouli, cedarwood and vetiver round out the base. It’s a zingy, fresh, flowery number with an earthy base – perfect for Dad in the warmer months.
50ml $339, 100ml $439; creedperfume.com.au
Exclusive Hire, Orpheus Island
With much of the country locked down, one can only dream of a getaway. For when we can, think of Orpheus Island, a private retreat in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef, a helicopter transfer away from Townsville. Here, you can have the entire retreat – all 14 luxurious rooms – to yourself and 27 of your nearest and dearest for $25,000 a night. With unparalleled access to the reef and its wildlife, alongside a 32-metre yacht for overnight jaunts on standby, it’s a getaway dad won’t forget.
$25,000 per night; orpheus.com.au
Formula 1: The Impossible Collection
Luxury publisher Assouline’s latest book is a full-throttle, red-line ride into Formula One and the pivotal moments that have taken it from a 1950s gentlemen’s club to the billion-dollar global sport it is today. Curated and (ahem) driven by respected F1 journalist Brad Spurgeon (The New York Times), Formula 1: The Impossible Collection is a heady and literally heavy XL tome ripe for display between viewings.
The 228-pages also chronicle the various behind-the-scenes goings on, revealing the multiple manoeuvres made beyond the track.
Approx. $1288; assouline.com
Hublot Big Bang Integral
There’s a lot to like about this new Hublot—the integrated bracelet, for starters. Then there’s the single-material architecture, and the fact that it’s twice as scratch-resistant as steel. Mostly, though, it’s about this particular colour; a polished-then-satin-finished, titanium-esque, gunmetal grey. The 42mm watch is also available in white and midnight-blue, but it’s this stealthy, steely number that’s the real head-turner.
Approx. $31,665; hublot.com
For more than a few family happy snaps, the M10.R boasts 40.89-megapixel full-frame sensors and an ISO range of up to 50,000. The old man will appreciate the old-school feel of the iconic Leica design, as well as mod-cons such as a 3-inch touchscreen and built-in wi-fi.
Orlebar Brown Swim Shorts
Go bold for Dad this year with this stylish Orlebar Brown swim short. Here, the iconic Bulldog design is met with a distinctive (read: loud) vintage botanical illustration atop a navy background. The Bulldog was Orlebar Brown’s first swim short, arriving in a medium-length style with adjustable side-fasteners for a classic and comfortable fit.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Flying Tourbillon
Fresh from its cameo in one of the most-watched documentaries of all time—see the wrists of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in last year’s The Last Dance—Roger Dubuis presents the latest interpretation of its Excalibur Double Flying Tourbillon. A quick-release system allows owners to switch between straps, although the Tourbillon club remains exclusive. Only 24 examples are being made—eight in white gold, eight in pink gold and eight in pink gold with diamond-set bezels and lugs.
Zegna Rust Suede Triple Stitch Sneakers
The Triple Stich is a refined sneaker that combines the hefty weight of Zegna’s heritage with a firm want for modern, wearable design. The slip-on fit is paired with a lightweight, flexible rubber outsole for maximized comfort, while the leather-lined rust suede uppers are easy to style with neutral tones for the season ahead.
For the uninitiated, Peloton is a stylish, stationary bike that has made a name for itself with its game-changing indoor, high-energy studio-style workouts. Endorsed by celebrities the likes of Beyonce, the bike promises to get the heart pumping from the comfort of the home. However, it’s not all banal cycling staring at a wall, with the classes including a range of disciplines from endurance to strength. The Peloton Bike+ also means a few elevated elements including a larger, rotating 360 degree touchscreen making ‘off bike’ training (yoga, HITT, meditation, more) even easier.
From $2295; onepeloton.com.au
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