You’d be unable to locate a more develop and remarkable watch company in the realm of microbrands than London-based Farer Universal. Their creation is typically restricted in number for a little brand, offering a limit of 300 individual watches inside most series (many are restricted to 100) and they often sell out very quickly. They’re known for utilizing a ton of shadings and unconventional plans, yet keep a complexity and development that hold them back from looking like extravagant Swatch watches. Except for their underlying quartz line, Farer consistently delivers new watches in a series of three, all having altogether different dial plans that share a common case. Circling back to the 37mm Hand-Wound series delivered a couple of months prior, the company just dispatched three automatic chronographs that proceed with their unmistakable plan language – The Cobb, Eldridge and Segrave.
We covered their Three Hand several years prior and as of late looked into their Aqua Compressor Endeavor , and these new chronographs take things up a score in both plan and refinement. All offer a common 39mm tempered steel case that is 12.5mm in tallness with Farer’s unmistakable bronze crown (between two elliptical pushers for this situation). Not at all like the cases on the Aqua Compressor models with level cleaned sides, the chronographs have recessed miniature impacted segments that stretch to the finishes of the hauls. Farer is known for their scrupulousness and no piece of these cases have been neglected. A domed sapphire gem with an enemy of intelligent covering is encircled by a substantial, cleaned bezel on the front, while the backs have a level sapphire precious stone showing the enhanced ETA 2894-2 Elaboré development. The cases are water impervious to 100m.
Farer Chronograph ‘COBB’
The first model is the Cobb and it sports a “major eye” chronograph sub-dial like the Longines Avigation BigEye I as of late audited. This one is at 9 o’clock rather than 3 and has a graduating water shading plan. The sub-dial seconds are at 3 o’clock with a comparative water plan and the actual dial is “night-sky” blue. In Farer custom, the hands are differed in strong tones. The focal chronograph hand is yellow with a cleaned silver hour and moment hands.
The “huge eye” sub-dial has a red hand with a yellow tip, while the sub-dial seconds hand is blue. A date window sits at 6 o’clock on each of the three models and matches their separate dial tone, mixing in well with the plan. Applied files at regular intervals encompass the dial with a peripheral tachymeter wearing orange print. The hour and moment hands, and tips of the lists have white Super-LumiNova. I discover the Cobb to be the most “Farer” and eccentric of the three, however the others are definitely not plain.
Farer Chronograph ‘ELDRIDGE’
The Eldridge has a profound earthy colored “silk chocolate” dial and coordinating earthy colored sub-dials, and is a smidgen more traditionalist than the Cobb. There’s no “large eye” sub-dial this time and the hands are somewhat more quelled. The thirty-minute counter at 9 o’clock has a white hand with a blue tip, while the seconds hand at 3 o’clock is blue. The focal chronograph hand is a lighter blue and the hour and moment hands are again cleaned with a mint Super-LumiNova.
There are no applied records, yet printed numerals loaded up with mint Super-LumiNova also. A white chronograph seconds track has blue spots of Super-LumiNova at regular intervals and the furthest tachymeter is likewise imprinted in white. It’s very an interesting piece and the beautiful hands truly fly before the earthy colored dial.
Farer Chronograph ‘SEGRAVE’
The Segrave, as I would like to think, is the most saved of the three. It has a fairly customary switched panda esthetic with a dark dial and white sub-dials. It helps me a little to remember the Endeavor, which was likewise the most saved in its series, yet the Segrave has greater character. The white sub-dials truly contrast the dark dial and a graduated light-to-dull dim fills their external tracks. The thirty-minute sub-dial at 9 o’clock has a dark hand with an orange tip (were you anticipating a white tip?), while the seconds hand at 3 o’clock is a profound green.
The focal chronograph hand is orange and similarly as with the other models, the hour and moment hands are cleaned with a mint Super-LumiNova. Like the Cobb, the Segrave has applied records at regular intervals with lume. The external tachymeter has printed numerals in blue. This model might be the most moderate of the three, however it’s not your normal chronograph and every one of the three models are loaded with character.
The common motor of the series is an automatic ETA 2894-2 Elaboré with a custom, skeletonized bronze rotor. It has 37 gems, beats at 28,800vph (4Hz) and has a 42-hour power hold. Capacities incorporate hours, minutes, focal chronograph seconds, a thirty-minute counter at 9 o’clock, a little seconds at 3 o’clock and a date at 6 o’clock. The development is enriched with blued screws and perlage on the scaffolds, and the bronze rotor adds a great deal to the aesthetic.
All three watches come with an American Horween leather tie with an engraved treated steel clasp and fast delivery switches. You can pick dark, earthy colored, tan or naval force upon checkout and most outsider 20mm lashes will fit too. On the off chance that you swim with your watch, I’d recommend trading the leather for silicone or nylon.
Price and Availability
Each of the three watches is restricted to 100 pieces with a cost of EUR 1,850 or USD 1,950. It’s their most costly series to date, yet at the same time a reasonable cost for what’s being offered. Complimentary etching is accessible looking into the issue backs, yet it voids the merchandise exchange. The new chronographs come with a five-year guarantee, 30-day return window and free 24 hour conveyance in the UK, US and numerous pieces of Europe. More subtleties on farer.com .