Monday, November 14, 2016

The Hopewell

From Farer -

Courtesy of Farer

I got to see the Farer collection up close and personal, but have not worn one so I cannot go into a pro or con conversation.  I can say that they are smart, good looking and Swiss made.

What I can say is this, Farer has one very good thing going for it - transparency

We meticulously draw every detail of our watches in London, before working with our Swiss manufacturing partners, Roventa-Henex, who use the very best materials to handcraft each and every watch. The expertise of our production is reflected in the accuracy of the measurements, the rigour of testing and the flawless attention to detail at every stage. 

There are a lot of "heritage" brands out there, offering to sell you a nickel for a dime.  But Farer is putting it out there for you to know who their assembler is.  And that is a nice turn in the right direction.  

So here are the pertinents -
39.5mm diameter, 10mm depth
316L stainless steel
Polished case and rim
Blue sunray, vintage curved, Super-LumiNova numerals and indexes, date window
Metallic postbox red, matt silver second hand with primrose yellow tip, vintage curved, rhodium-plated
Solid bronze crown
Domed sapphire crystal glass
Barenia bridle leather, 316L stainless steel buckle fastening
Swiss ETA 2824-2 movement
Twenty-five jewels
Water Resistant

1 comment:

  1. See. I'd immediately treat this watch to a full blown vintaging makeover. Unfortunately, the case is probably SS. I'd beg for a copper, then chrome plated brass case.