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.