Fortunately, British brand Farer are here to show those brands how it’s done with their latest release, the AquaMatic. This new dive watch comes in four bold colour ways, each named after a popular surfing location (or a wave in the case of the Cribbar) in the UK.
Farer debuted an all new collection this week in the AquaMatic. These dive watches have colorful designs and an easy wearing shape and size that seem perfect for the summer months, and also present what might be a compelling value for some, shipping with a bracelet and two straps that can be easily swapped with one another.
Farer is a brand that makes somewhat non-traditional watches. Their designs are led by unexpected color combinations, usually in sporty cases, and sometimes with unusual complications and movement selections.
If successful, a brand inevitably reaches a point of maturity where it’s no longer considered a microbrand and that’s how I see Farer – a bona fide independent watchmaker.
I know, comparing a €1,000 watch to a Laurent Ferrier might seem far-fetched. But after a week with the Farer Stanhope II, the first impression lingers. Within this very British cushion case are small touches of smooth joy that fit the bill, or am I fooling myself into a sense of grandeur? After all, I bought the Stanhope II with my own hard-earned cash.