World Timer Automatic

World Timer Automatic

The ultimate travel companion - Farer World Timers are intricately designed to show you an uninterrupted view of 24 key cities across the globe in a single glance. A clever mechanism, based on Sir Sandford Fleming’s revolutionary system of worldwide time zones - first proposed in 1879. The Scottish-born Canadian inventor recommended that the world be divided into time zones, each spaced 15 degrees of longitude apart.


World Timer 24 time zone + date automatic watch with gloss midnight blue dial and Barenia bridle leather strap

Textured gloss midnight blue dial with applied solid blocks of Grade A Super-LumiNova, white 24-hour disk with orange and blue numerals.


World Timer 24 time zone + date automatic watch with micro piqué pattern dial and Barenia bridle leather strap

Micro piqué pattern white dial with raised polished steel markers infilled in deep blue, burnt orange and deep blue 24-hour disk


World Timer 24 time zone + date automatic watch with saturated blue sunray dial and Barenia bridle leather strap

Saturated blue sunray dial with applied polished steel markers and numerals, ivory and powder blue 24-hour disk, central fixed engraved globe plus matching date.




Each dial in the collection is based around a single Farer World Timer design concept. The original vision for the design was to deliver ultimate clarity while showing off intricate levels of craftsmanship. From micro piqué patterns to applied solid blocks of Super-LumiNova - real attention to detail had gone into the execution of each dial. And with over 40 steps in the manufacturing process to create one of these dials (in comparison an industry standard would be more like 14), these watches aim to please even the sharpest horolicial eye.


The Farer World Timers are held in a 39mm diameter case with a slim depth of just a 11mm, while drop lugs keep the case snug to the wrist for a comfortable every day fit. Made from 316L stainless steel and treated in multiple finishes, with an outer brushed bezel and highly polished case edges that outline micro-blasted case side cut-ins and follow around to the dropped lugs. Our flush fitting top domed sapphire crystal has been anti-reflective treated internally for full clarity of the bi-directional World Timer bezel underneath.


The reverse of the Farer World Timers have a highly polished stainless steel four-screw case back with flat sapphire exhibition glass, through which the decorated Swiss-made movement instantly stands out. Our love of bold colour continues right down to the movement on this watch with our bespoke matte red line-cut designed rotor. Driven by the increasingly rare ETA 2893-1 Elaboré movement with universal hour indicator disc, date and once fully wound approximately 48 hours of power reserve.

The watch that we have been lucky enough to review, is one I have admired for some time now, the stunning Bernina Chronograph. At the heart of Farer's design philosophy is the principle of designing their watches to fit into three distinct categories; air, land, and sea.
Teddy and Kevin review a range of independent brands available today, then focus on three models from three different companies, one of these is the Lander IV GMT. 
One of Farer’s calling cards that we discuss frequently around here is their creative use of colour. But it would be an oversight to think of them only as a brand with a knack for creating unique and unexpected colour combinations. 
Some watch firms punch way above their weight. The UK independent, Farer, is definitely one of them. You won’t see Farer in the posh boutiques; they prefer to sell directly. There are no swanky catalogs either, just a clear, efficient website. Yet the firm is quietly getting on with making watches that are often different and always striking.
On Thursday night, I was able to attend an event hosted by Worn And Wound with Farer as their guest at the New York City Filson Flagship Store. The watch brand, known for their colourful aesthetic and robust offerings, has not travelled to the States in some time. So this was the perfect opportunity to see their recent releases.