I know, comparing a €1,000 watch to a Laurent Ferrier might seem far-fetched. But after a week with the Farer Stanhope II, the first impression lingers. Within this very British cushion case are small touches of smooth joy that fit the bill, or am I fooling myself into a sense of grandeur? After all, I bought the Stanhope II with my own hard-earned cash.
Teddy and Kevin review a range of independent brands available today, then focus on three models from three different companies, one of these is the Lander IV GMT.
The watch that we have been lucky enough to review, is one I have admired for some time now, the stunning Bernina Chronograph. At the heart of Farer's design philosophy is the principle of designing their watches to fit into three distinct categories; air, land, and sea.
One of Farer’s calling cards that we discuss frequently around here is their creative use of colour. But it would be an oversight to think of them only as a brand with a knack for creating unique and unexpected colour combinations.
Some watch firms punch way above their weight. The UK independent, Farer, is definitely one of them. You won’t see Farer in the posh boutiques; they prefer to sell directly. There are no swanky catalogs either, just a clear, efficient website. Yet the firm is quietly getting on with making watches that are often different and always striking.
On Thursday night, I was able to attend an event hosted by Worn And Wound with Farer as their guest at the New York City Filson Flagship Store. The watch brand, known for their colourful aesthetic and robust offerings, has not travelled to the States in some time. So this was the perfect opportunity to see their recent releases.
I love monopushers. There, I’ve said it, my dirty little secret is out. I’m well aware that they’re intrinsically not as useful as the kind of dual pusher fare we’re all more familiar with; the inability to stop and start without resetting limits their uses slightly.
Pride is not an emotion I often overplay when it comes to my Britishness, but last week while dipping in and out of appointments around Switzerland’s prettiest city for Geneva Watch Days I was brimming with the stuff – emanating predominately from my left wrist.
Every time I encounter a new Farer, I’m looking forward to a double delight. This brand specialises in juxtaposing a very British sense of elegance with an unreserved flourish of colour.
We design our watches meticulously in London before they are handmade, without compromise in Switzerland. That's why we offer a 60-month / 5-year movement guarantee on all Farer watch movements - if anything does go wrong then we’ll be happy to repair or replace it.
|UK||Free Next Day Royal Mail Special Delivery (1pm GMT/BST order cut-off)|
|EU||Free DHL Express Next Day Delivery (1pm GMT/BST order cut-off)|
|US||Free FedEx Priority (Watches), Free FedEx (Watch Rolls), Free Standard Shipping (Straps)|
|RoW||Free FedEx Priority (Watches), Free FedEx (Watch Rolls), Free Standard Shipping (Straps)
If your purchase isn’t quite right you can return your order within 30 days of the shipment date for a full no quibble refund or exchange. All items need to be returned unworn and in their original packaging.