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Fathers: a new way of reading time

The meeting of two young entrepreneurs with a passion for watchmaking. The desire to pursue a new concept for measuring the passage of time. And, finally, a year of research and development to conceive Horizon, the first creation of Fathers, a watchmaking house founded last year.  (Here all our posts about sea watches).

Fathers® Luigi Generali and Matteo Franchina

The fascination of the watch

“I was eight years old when my father gave me my first watch. From that day on I couldn’t do without it, without it I feel as naked as if my shirt were missing. I believe that the roots of Fathers® stem from the crystallisation of that moment, of that instant in which the charm of that watch enraptured me, conquering me,” says Luigi Generali, who in addition to a deep friendship with Matteo Franchina also wanted to share this new entrepreneurial experience in the world of time.


Fathers Horizon, inspired by the sea

The debut on the scene was entrusted to a timepiece inspired by the world of the sea. Horizon is a diver’s collection characterised by a 40 mm diameter 316L steel case designed to withstand depths of up to 200 metres.


The colour palette for the dial includes six shades that give their names to as many models: from the Eternal Legacy to the green of the Outdoor Adventure; from the white of the Procida to the red of the Anniversary; from the Tiffany colour of the Cocktail Attire version to the total black of the Professional Elegance.


Each model is combined with a steel bracelet or, alternatively, Another stylish detail is that the dial colour is matched to that of the ceramic disc on the 316L steel unidirectional bezel. The hours, minutes, seconds and date functions at 6 o’clock are regulated by a Sellita SW200 mechanical self-winding movement that is strictly Swiss Made. 


Fathers Horizon, a value carved in time

“I believe that, today as in the past, the watch represents something of great value. Very often we give it as a gift to remember a situation, a significant event in life.


This is what we want to do with Fathers®: to be able to bind ourselves to moments by giving people something that has this value for them,’ concludes Matteo Franchina. A value, we add, that remains engraved in time. 

Matteo Zaccagnino

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