The latest version of the Endeavour Aqua Compressor emerges from the depths with a couple of subtle updates. Firstly, both of the screw-down crowns are now machined from solid grade 2 titanium. Secondly, the dial is now in an even richer abyss black. The incredibly light-absorbant matte black offers some extreme contrast with the polished steel hands and markers, which are filled with luminous X1 Super-LumiNova. The result is a dive watch that offers the ultimate in legibility in all conditions.
Unlike more conventional dive watches, the Aqua Compressors feature an internal rotating bezel. This is the same super-matte abyss black as the dial, and it’s printed with luminous white minute markers, along with graduations up to the 20 minute mark.
The case of the Aqua Compressor is crafted from grade 2 titanium and is remarkably light, weighing just 62g. It measures 41mm in diameter, with a 45mm lug-to-lug, and is just 12.5mm thick. The top of the case is fully brushed, with the case sides being polished to give the design some discreet flair. Blending seamlessly into the curves of the cushion-shaped case is a 2.2mm double-domed sapphire crystal, which has multiple internal layers of anti-reflective coating.
The Aqua Compressor carries a depth rating of 300m, and like the super compressors of old, it achieves this through the water pressure increasingly compressing the gaskets inside the watch the deeper down the watch is. Lightweight and robust, this makes the Aqua Compressor the perfect dive watch to traverse an underwater abyss.
Inside the Aqua Compressor, you’ll find the tried and tested Sellita SW200-1 ticking away. This 26-jewel Swiss automatic movement beats at a rate of 4Hz and has a power reserve of approximately 38 hours. The rotor has been engraved with a bespoke wave design, which you can see through the watch’s sapphire exhibition case back. The Aqua Compressors use the elaboré grade version of this popular calibre, and each movement has been adjusted for accuracy in three positions.
In charitable partnership with The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) we are proud to have already raised £40,500, and with the second series of the Titanium Aqua Compressor we aim to hit our target of £50,000. Exploration and discovery is at the core of Farer and helping to keep HWDTs boat - The Silurian – in service, is close to our hearts. This floating classroom gathers important data via its loyal team of volunteers and reaches 20,000 people every year who are educated on the conservation of sea mammals in Western Scotland.