The Dive Compressor, Reinvented.

The Dive Compressor, Reinvented.

Farer’s Aqua Compressor range brings a dive watch technology out of the depths of history - the Super Compressor. 

Originally invented in the 1950s by Ervin Piquerez S.A., the super compressor was designed to achieve greater water resistance by using the water pressure exerted on the case to further compress the watch’s gaskets and thus make it more watertight. Farer has resurrected this novel technology for our Aqua Compressor collection, which uses modern materials such as a lightweight titanium case, sapphire crystal, and Super-LumiNova.

With the Aqua Compressor collection, Farer is supporting the marine conservation charity Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust. A portion of the profits from the sale of each Aqua Compressor will go to the trust to help protect the fragile state of our sealife through their programme of research. Creating meaningful change for the future of Scottish Hebridean marine life.

We are proud to have already raised £43,500 with our first and second series, and with the third release of the Aqua Compressors, we aim to hit our target of £50,000.

Thank you for your support.

Hecla Carmine Red
Titanium Series II

Titanium Series Aqua Compressor automatic watch with matte red dial and natural rubber strap.

The Hecla Carmine Red is a bold, yet functional, dive watch, with a matte red dial, white luminous hands and markers, a titanium case and 300m water resistance.

Endeavour Ocean White
Titanium Series II

Titanium Series Aqua Compressor automatic watch with luminous white dial and natural rubber strap.


The Endeavour Ocean White Titanium II brings function to the fore, with a highly legible luminous white dial, lightweight grade II Titanium case and 300m water-resistance.

Titanium Series II

Titanium Series Aqua Compressor automatic watch with matte black dial and natural rubber strap.

The Endeavour Titanium II is designed for function, with its light-absorbing matte black dial, tough Titanium grade II compressor case and 300m water resistance.



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Whether you’re looking for a dive buddy or a go-everywhere timepiece, the specification and hypoallergenic finish of the Titanium Series Aqua Compressor collection delivers a set of highly wearable and robust tool watches. Developed to put clarity at the forefront, the dial designs are a bold take on the Farer classic. With oversized split minute hand marking, used for quick identification of time elapsed against the internal bezel.


As a diver, clarity and accuracy is paramount. Each Titanium Series Aqua Compressor dive watch has a series of high contrast dial colours and Super-LumiNova detailing to show the core information. It works like a light storage battery, where light charges the surface and afterwards the light is continuously emitted. Mixed with a specific binder, Swiss Super-LumiNova is applied on all Aqua Compressor dials and hands.


Each Aqua Compressor is supplied with a quick release natural rubber strap, finished with a secure oversized titanium tool buckle featuring the Farer ‘A’ and wave pattern detailing inner grip. A new addition for Series 2 release is our quick release matching oyster style, brushed marine grade titanium tapered bracelet, with three way folding clam clasp closure and safety locking mechanism.

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The Titanium Series is lighter and tougher than its stainless steel counterparts, and along with its extremely corrosive-resistant properties makes the perfect material for a dive watch. The case engineering is designed around the compression principle: as the water pressure on the outside of the case increases, gaskets built around the key areas are naturally compressed, so that the case becomes more water resistant the deeper you dive.


The twin crowns are screw-down, spring-back release with their own gaskets, allowing the watch to be taken to depths of 300m / 1000ft. The signature Farer solid bronze crown allows you to adjust the time and features the Farer ‘A’ carved out of a squared texture for feel. The titanium crown allows you to adjust the internal dive time bezel, with the classic Super-Compressor hatching detail for feel.


Compressor watches have always had a more modern and sleek look than the conventional divers, allowing the lines of the case to merge with the crystal. The unidirectional internal bezel under the crystal is for the measurement of dive time, moving by increments of one minute. The bezel utilises a precision ratchet safety system which disconnects the feed from crown to bezel by only turning it anti-clockwise, preventing any increase in the diving time.

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The Titanium Series Aqua Compressor collection is powered by the Swiss-made SELLITA SW200-1 Elaboré Non-Date Movement. This is a rare piece from SELLITA, in that it features no ‘ghost date’ within the mechanics to make this 100% functional for the diver’s needs. A highly reliable workhorse movement, adjusted in three positions.


Not ones to hide anything away, we believe quality movements should be seen and appreciated. We have developed a screw down back case to hold the flat sapphire crystal exhibition glass, both utilising compressor gaskets to secure the water resistance and withstand the high pressures to 300m/1000ft. Each watch is individually numbered around the exhibition glass, making your watch unique to you.


Turning over the Titanium Series Aqua Compressor case you’ll see the bespoke SELLITA rotor has been detailed in a raised bronze overprinting technique with the Farer submersible three wave design and lettering. As an Elaboré movement it has been finished with snailing (or as the French say more eloquently ‘Perlage’), a round fine detailed decoration on the metal to beautifully catch the light. Powering a 38 hour reserve when the movement is fully wounded.

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