LIGHT SIDE OF THE MOON

The Moonphase collection offers a fresh interpretation of one of the oldest complications in watchmaking. The moon is hand-painted in Geneva, Switzerland using Grade OL X1 Super-LumiNova, which makes for a striking sight during both day and night. Each model in the collection has a different coloured moon, which is inspired by the different shades the moon can appear under certain conditions.

HOW TO SET THE FARER MOONPHASE

Setting the moon indicator

Gently pull out the crown one position. Turn the crown anti-clockwise until the moon on your watch matches the position shown in the diagram.

Todays date is 12 July 2024

20 days since the last full moon.
10 days until the next full moon.

34 days since the last new moon.
6 days until the next new moon.

THE LUNAR CYCLE

At the start of the lunar cycle the moon appears/waxes as a cresent moon on the left of the aperture. Halfway through the cycle the full moon is displayed in the centre and then disappears/wanes on the right of the aperture.

As the moon disappears a second moon is ready on the left to repeat the cycle.

FULL MOON CALENDAR 2024

January 25th • February 24th
• March 25th • April 24th • May 23rd
• June 22nd • July 21st • August 19th
• September 18th
• October 17th • November 15th
• December 15th

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LUNAR ORBIT

LUNAR ORBIT

The star feature of the Moonphase dials is of course the moonphase complications themselves. Each disc is hand-painted in Geneva, Switzerland and features a textured moon set against a starry sky. What’s more, the moons themselves are painted using Super-LumiNova so that they glow brightly in the dark. This classic complication is complemented by applied markers fashioned from blocks of Grade OL X1 Super-LumiNova, and three colourful dials that contrast with the moonphase to make it jump out at you.

COMFORT WITHOUT COMPROMISE

COMFORT WITHOUT COMPROMISE

The Moonphase collection uses a 38.5mm steel cushion case that combines smooth curves and flawless finishing. The result is a watch that’s both comfortable and elegant on the wrist. The polished bezel has a subtle brushed chamfer that frames the dial, which sits beneath a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Meanwhile, the curved sides have a polished “grain twist” texture that breaks up the case’s silhouette and provides some understated texture. As a final touch, the case is scalloped between the lugs to allow the strap to sit snugly against it without any gap.

"In the dark, it’s even more extraordinary, with plenty of blue lume across the moon, indexes and razor-sharp handset."

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HAND-WOUND

HAND-WOUND

The Moonphase collection is powered by the Elaboré Grade Sellita SW288-1 M a. This Swiss-made hand-wound movement features 18 jewels, a smooth beat rate of 28,800 bph, and a 45-hour power reserve when fully wound. It’s been adjusted in 3 positions and features an Incabloc shock absorber. In addition to its large moonphase display, the SW288 features a hacking seconds hand and a quickset date window at six o’clock. You can see the movement ticking away through the sapphire exhibition case back, and admire the bespoke Farer arrow pattern engraved across the bridge, as well as the brilliant blued screws and solange finishing.