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Burbidge

MOONPHASE
€1,795.00
Hand-wound moonphase watch with an arctic blue sunburst dial and choice of strap.
Strap
Cardinal Burgundy Granolo Leather Strap
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  • Case size: 38.5mm x 43.8mm x 10.5mm
  • Case Material: 316L marine-grade stainless steel
  • Water Resistance: 50M / 5 ATM
  • Movement: Swiss Made Sellita SW288-1 Ma Elaboré Grade movement, blue screws with bespoke Farer embossed patterned bridge
  • Power Reserve: Approximately 45 hours when fully wound
Watch Strap Size Guide

Short 14cm - 17.5cm wrist

Regular 16cm - 22cm wrist

Long 18cm - 24cm wrist

Burbidge
Burbidge
Details
Price
€1,790
Movement
Manual
Dial Colour
Blue
Case Diameter
38.5mm
Water Resistance
50m
Dimensions
Diameter
38.5mm
Depth
10.5mm
Lug-to-Lug
43.8mm
Pin-to-Pin
41mm
Lug Width
20mm
Tech Specs
Case Material
316L marine-grade stainless steel
Case Finish
Polished, with brushed bezel chamfer and "grain twist' pattern on flanks
Bezel
-
Glass
Curved sapphire crystal with multi-layer anti-reflective coating on the underside. Sapphire exhibition glass on case back
Dial
Arctic blue sunray dial with applied baton markers made from Grade OL X1 Super-LumiNova. Hand-painted blue moonphase disc with a pink moon in Grade OL X1 Super-LumiNova
Hands
Polished lance handset, applied with Grade OL X1 Super-LumiNova, and with blue-tipped polished seconds hand
Crown
Rounded stainless steel with solid bronze cap insert featuring embossed Farer 'A'
Pushers
-
Strap
St. Venere leather, 316L stainless steel buckle fastening
Water Resistance
50M / 5 ATM
Movement
Movement
Swiss Made Sellita SW288-1 Ma Elaboré Grade movement, blue screws with bespoke Farer embossed patterned bridge
Vibrations
28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
Functions
Hours, minutes, sweep second. Hacking seconds for precision time setting. Quickset date and moonphase display.
Shock Protection
-
Winding
Manual winding
Jewels
18
Power Reserve
Approximately 45 hours when fully wound
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ONCE IN A BLUE MOON

The Burbidge features a stunning arctic blue sunburst dial that shimmers in the light, with a clean blue minute track along its edge. The centrepiece of the dial is naturally the large moonphase aperture with its hand-painted disc. The moon is a baby pink moon that contrasts perfectly with the blue of the dial. Like the moons on the other moonphase models, the moon on the Burbidge references a real shade the moon can appear. In this case, the Pink Moon is the name the Native Americans gave to the April full moon. Against this colourful backdrop are mounted clean baton markers fashioned from blocks of Grade OL X1 Super-LumiNova, along with a razor-sharp polished lance handset that’s also lumed.

Features

Lunar Orbit - Each moonphase 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. 

Curvaceous Comfort - The cushion case sits comfortably on any wrist, with a thickness of only 10.5mm and a compact lug-to-lug of 43.8mm.

Manual Drive - The watches in the Moonphase collection are powered by Swiss hand-wound mechanical movements with custom decoration, which can be viewed through a sapphire case back. 

STORY

The Burbidge is named in honour of Margaret Burbidge, a British-American observational astronomer and astrophysicist. In the 1950s, together with her husband Geoffrey, William Alfred Fowler and Fred Hoyle at the University of Cambridge, she helped develop landmark research into stellar nucleosynthesis, which is the creation of elements via nuclear fusion with stars.

 

Burbidge would go on to hold several prominent positions throughout her career. In 1962, she joined the University of California San Diego (UCSD), where she continued her research. It was here she discovered quasar QSO B1442+101, which at the time was the most distant known object from Earth.

 

Burbidge was a keen campaigner against gender discrimination in astronomy, something she, unfortunately, had personal experience of. This extended to both positive and negative discrimination against women, and in 1972 she turned down an award from the American Astronomical Society because it was awarded to women only. In the 1980s, Burbidge helped to develop the Faint Object Spectrograph for the Hubble Space Telescope. With this, she and her team discovered that the galaxy Messier 82 contains a supermassive black hole at its centre.

 

tech specs

Dimensions

Diameter 38.5mm
Depth 10.5mm
Lug-to-Lug 43.8mm
Pin-to-Pin 41mm
Lug Width 20mm

Case Material

316L marine-grade stainless steel

Case Finish

Polished, with brushed bezel chamfer and "grain twist' pattern on flanks

Glass

Curved sapphire crystal with multi-layer anti-reflective coating on the underside. Sapphire exhibition glass on case back

Dial

Arctic blue sunray dial with applied baton markers made from Grade OL X1 Super-LumiNova. Hand-painted blue moonphase disc with a pink moon in Grade OL X1 Super-LumiNova

Hands

Polished lance handset, applied with Grade OL X1 Super-LumiNova, and with blue-tipped polished seconds hand

Crown

Rounded stainless steel with solid bronze cap insert featuring embossed Farer 'A'

Strap

St. Venere leather, 316L stainless steel buckle fastening

Water Resistance

50M / 5 ATM

Movement

Movement

Swiss Made Sellita SW288-1 Ma Elaboré Grade movement, blue screws with bespoke Farer embossed patterned bridge

Vibrations

28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)

Functions

Hours, minutes, sweep second. Hacking seconds for precision time setting. Quickset date and moonphase display.

Winding

Manual winding

Jewels

18

Power Reserve

Approximately 45 hours when fully wound

fitting

press

The Farer design team definitely aced their exams in school because these watches just have amazing proportions and great colours, and always bring something new to the table.→

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The Moonphase collection features a big personality within a trim 38.5mm case that’s not shy on details itself, but the star of the show is undoubtedly the enormous moon depicted within the aperture that dominates the top half of the dial.→