British watchmaker Farer is well known for doing funky things. I’m not sure if many other brands play with color the same way... Farer has made a successful run of not only offering a huge array of designs, but ones that are packed with color, character, and charm. The trend continues with the new Farer Tonneau line, which offers Farer’s take on the classic barrel-shaped case design, with a trio of predictably intriguing dials.
With the details, and the finishing, and the water resistance, I think the price is correct. These watches are really what I had hoped they'd be... and I'm looking forward to seeing more watches from Farer.
Farer makes fun watches, and the Milan is a fun watch. It breaks away from the traditional circular watches many of us are used to. Adding on to that, it gives Farer a new case to play with. They are no stranger to releasing limited editions and new colorways as their collections mature. The Tonneau collection will undeniably be a hit with their fans as it showcases everything Farer excels at.
Given that this price point makes the new Chrono-Contempo more affordable than comparable options from brands such as Hamilton and Tissot, this latest release from Farer ultimately presents a rather compelling option within the landscape of mechanical chronographs, and it pairs a proven Swiss-made movement with the brand’s signature colorful design language.
By now we’re used to Farer’s unique flavour of design. That’s to say, taking a classic archetype of a watch and playing around with colour and details to give it more than a fresh coat of paint. Usually though, that’s been tackling things like GMTs, Super Compressors, racing chronographs, a run of watches the word ‘accessible’ feels at home next to. But now the British brand is doing something I never would have expected from them: the Farer Tonneau Collection.