Farer’s launch of an automatic chronograph took me a little by surprise, mainly because it was my first week back from my holidays which meant me having to catch up on paying day job. This is not the first time this has happened since the brand appeared in 2015. I must get better at seeing their PR releases.
The new range consists of three versions the Cobb (above), the brown dialed Eldridge and mint handed Segrave.
The 39mm cases are built around the Swiss-made ETA 2894-2 Élaboré movement. The 316L stainless steel outer case profile has a depth of just 12.5m, the drop lugs should keep the straps tight to create a case that hugs the wrist.
These new additions to the Farer range nicely follow the design code of the previous models of traditional looking case designs combined with modern color ways on their dials.
I have still yet to try any of the Farer range so must reserve final judgement but these very individual pieces do look great value at £1675.
On Wednesday evening I saw a social media posting that surprised me. Farer would announce a new 37mm manual wind watch the next day at 17:00hr. I was surprised because I had not seen even a whisper of this until then. However, following the social media thread it also emerged that the new watch would be using the ETA 7001 movement, the same as another two hot British designed watches of the moment, the Fears Brunswick and Vertex M100.
So on Thursday evening I eagerly logged on to see what this young company had come up with.
As is the Farer way the new release is three versions of the same watch with different dial/colour combinations. I have posted above a photo of my favourite of the three. the Lansdell.
The three watches all feature the same slim (8.3mm) cushioned shaped case in the now more fashionable smaller 37mm size.
Before I mange to get my hands on one for a proper review I thought it might be worthwhile to give you link to the exclusive launch review on Worn & Wound.
It always happen, I read the FT most days when I’m having my lunch, simply because it is there in the office. Every once in a while an article on watches pops up. Well here is one I missed because I was travelling, this is real “sod’s law” especially as the article heavily features British watch brands Marloe and Farer, I don’t approve of bloggers just nicking other peoples work, especially that of professional journalists so her is a link to the article.
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.
Lander GMT Automatic
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 movement
The GMT range consists of three models. The Lander shown above and the Oxley and
All the watches are priced at £1,175.
The website Watchpro have just published a first look at the soon to be launched British watch brand – Farer
According to Watchpro each watch will feature a 39.5mm case with a brushed stainless steel and rim. The vintage-inspired domed sapphire crystal glass should give the watches a retro feel, featuring a 10mm depth and a curved sunray dial in various colour way finishes.
RRRP for the watches is £340 to £420, with the brand signing an exclusive deal with Selfridges.
Hopefully I will get to see the watches for myself when I come back from my holiday.