I had been putting off commenting on this really nice range of British designed automatics until I managed to hold one. This opportunity was due this Wednesday, but real life has got in the way. So as to not leave comment any longer I thought I should add this quick update.
Farer is a new brand that has managed to move quickly from a range of nice looking quartz powered watches to a broader range including automatics broaden their appeal to the enthusiast market.
The latest GMT automatics stay faithful to the colourful neo/retro design style established at the launch of the brand. All named after historical British explorers.
The right “on trend” (or classic, depending on your point of view) 39.5mm case is made of 316L high grade stainless steel. Highly polished all over bar the top of the lugs which have been brushed to offset them from the rest of the case and polished rim.
The GMT’s use the 21 jewel ETA 2893-2 ‘Top Grade’ mechanical movement – with dual time functionality for use in two time zones, Incabloc shock protection system and a 42-hour power reserve.
The GMT range consists of three models. The Lander shown above and the Oxley and
All the watches are priced at £1,175.