Farer 37mm Hand-Wound Collection
As someone who’s been in the work-from-home world for the last couple of years, early morning commutes are not my strong point. In fact, getting downstairs for the first cup of Yorkshire Gold can often be a challenge.
That said, a little motivation can do wonders - and Eggs Benedict, with a side order of freshly launched 37mm hand-wound watches from Farer is more than enough to get this watch nerd up and out with the best of them.
On arrival at the Ivy in Soho, I was greeted by the founding team of Paul, Stu, Jono, and Ben - who like proud fathers, introduced me to their three new additions, the Hudson, Lansdell, and Stanhope, presented on 20mm Barenia leather straps.
Designed by Farer in London, and built by their manufacturing partner Roventa-Henex in Switzerland, the trio of cushion cased 37mm hand-wound models are powered by the ETA 7001, and available to buy at farer.com for £975/$1175/€1075.
A full review will follow in a few weeks time, once I’ve got my hands on a loan watch, but first impressions are very good. The watch wears well, sits comfortably on my nearly 8" wrist, and manages to look larger than it's dimensions would suggest by being nearly all dial.
I'm not ashamed to say that I've fallen a little bit in love with the bold colours, and elegant styling of Farer's first hand-wound watch.
Nice work gents.
Many thanks to the team from Farer for their warm hospitality, and an early look at what's sure to be a very popular collection of watches.
NAMED AFTER HENRY HUDSON, AN ENGLISH SEA EXPLORER AND NAVIGATOR DURING THE EARLY 17TH CENTURY. BORN IN 1565, HE DEVELOPED A LIFELONG INTEREST IN ARCTIC EXPLORATION THROUGH HIS DANGEROUS EXPLORATIONS OF PRESENT-DAY CANADA AND PARTS OF THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES.
Named after Henry Lansdell, a nineteenth-century British priest in the Church of England. A noted Royal Geographical explorer and author. Born in 1841, after spending holidays in Europe, Lansdell began long and often arduous journeys to little-known parts of Asia.
Named after Lady Hester Stanhope, dubbed ‘one of the most pioneering women in history’. Born in 1776, the English socialite and adventurer blazed a horse trail across the Middle East, a century before TE Lawrence.