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Burbidge

Burbidge

Hand-wound moonphase watch with an arctic blue sunburst dial and choice of strap.

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$1,650.00
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ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
The Burbidge features a stunning arctic blue sunburst dial that shimmers in the light, with a clean blue minute track along its edge. The centrepiece of the dial is naturally the large moonphase aperture with its hand-painted disc. The moon is a baby pink moon that contrasts perfectly with the blue of the dial. Like the moons on the other moonphase models, the moon on the Burbidge references a real shade the moon can appear. In this case, the Pink Moon is the name the Native Americans gave to the April full moon. Against this colourful backdrop are mounted clean baton markers fashioned from blocks of Grade OL X1 Super-LumiNova, along with a razor-sharp polished lance handset that’s also lumed.
A CASE WITH A TWIST
Measuring 38.5mm in diameter, the streamlined steel case will sit comfortably on any wrist. The smooth curves and polished finish of the cushion case give it a refined appearance that makes it ideal for both everyday wear and more formal occasions. What’s more, the raised bezel features a polished chamfer that frames the dial and breaks up the silhouette of the top of the case. To ensure that the strap fits snugly against the case, there’s a scalloped area between the lugs that allows the strap to sit flush against the metal without either rubbing or showing a gap. As a finishing touch, the sides of the case are textured with a grain twist pattern that was inspired by the undulating surface of the moon itself.

The power of the Burbidge is supplied by a hand-wound Sellita SW288-1 M a. This Elaboré Grade Swiss movement incorporates a large aperture moonphase function. It has been adjusted in 3 positions and features custom engraving of the Farer arrow pattern across the bridge, which can be viewed through the sapphire case back. The calibre has 18 jewels, a 45-hour power reserve, and a beat rate of 4Hz.

"A COLOURFUL REIMAGINING OF ONE OF THE OLDEST COMPLICATIONS IN WATCHMAKING."

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STORY
The Burbidge is named in honour of Margaret Burbidge, a British-American observational astronomer and astrophysicist. In the 1950s, together with her husband Geoffrey, William Alfred Fowler and Fred Hoyle at the University of Cambridge, she helped develop landmark research into stellar nucleosynthesis, which is the creation of elements via nuclear fusion with stars. Burbidge would go on to hold several prominent positions throughout her career. In 1962, she joined the University of California San Diego (UCSD), where she continued her research. It was here she discovered quasar QSO B1442+101, which at the time was the most distant known object from Earth. Burbidge was a keen campaigner against gender discrimination in astronomy, something she, unfortunately, had personal experience of. This extended to both positive and negative discrimination against women, and in 1972 she turned down an award from the American Astronomical Society because it was awarded to women only. In the 1980s, Burbidge helped to develop the Faint Object Spectrograph for the Hubble Space Telescope. With this, she and her team discovered that the galaxy Messier 82 contains a supermassive black hole at its centre.
SPECIFICATIONS
CASE
38.5mm diameter, 10.5mm depth, 43.8mm lug to lug, 41mm pin to pin,  serial numbered

MATERIAL
316L stainless steel

FINISH
Polished, with brushed chamfer and “grain twist’ pattern on flanks

DIAL
Arctic blue sunray dial with applied baton markers made from Grade OL X1 Super-LumiNova. Hand-painted blue moonphase disc with a pink moon in Grade OL X1 Super-LumiNova

HANDS
Polished lance handset, applied with Grade OL X1 Super-LumiNova, and with blue-tipped polished seconds hand

CROWN
Rounded stainless steel with solid bronze cap insert featuring embossed Farer 'A'

GLASS
Sapphire crystal with internal anti-reflective coating. Exhibition case back with sapphire crystal on the rear

STRAP
Barenia leather, 316L stainless steel buckle fastening

LUG
20mm

WATER RESISTANCE
50M / 5ATM
Burbidge-specification
MOVEMENT
MOVEMENT

Swiss Made Sellita SW288-1 Ma Elaboré Grade movement, blue screws with bespoke Farer embossed patterned bridge

FUNCTIONS

Hours, minutes, sweep second. Stop second device for precision time setting. Quickset date and moonphase display. .

JEWELS

18

WINDING

Manual

POWER RESERVE

Approximately 45 hours when fully wound

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SIZING
BUILT TO LAST

We pride ourselves in creating products that stand the test of time. We design our watches meticulously in London before they are handmade, without compromise in Switzerland. That's why we offer a 60-month / 5-year movement guarantee on all Farer watch movements - if anything does go wrong then we’ll be happy to repair or replace it. Plus, if you aren't 100% satisfied within 30 days of purchasing one of our watches, you can send them back to us for a full no quibble refund or exchange. All items must be returned in their original condition - unworn and undamaged.

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SERVICE

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FINANCE
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30-DAY RETURNS

For hassle-free shopping, you have thirty days to return any purchase in its original condition for free.

5 YEAR MOVEMENT
GUARANTEE

A five-year guarantee on all Farer watch movements, if anything does go wrong then we will repair or replace it.

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