We’ve got our favourite watchmakers here at Coolector HQ and of the, surprisingly few, English watch brands on the market, a relative newcomer by the name of Farer certainly sits at the top table in our opinion. They’ve recently made the foray into dive watches and, for those with affinity for the deep blue sea and well made timepieces, this selection of Farer Dive Watches is going to be right up your street.
The so-called Aqua Compressor Collection from Farer consists of three brand new dive watches and we’re mighty impressed not just with the aesthetic here at The Coolector but also with the exceptional materials used in their creation and their superb level of craftsmanship. Having been in design and engineering development for 18 months, it’s plain to see a lot of thought has gone into these new dive watches from Farer and the attention to detail really is second to none.
Let’s dive into this collection:
Farer Endeavour Dive Watch
The Farer Endeavour Dive Watch gets its moniker from Captain Cook’s Royal Navy research vessel, HMS Endeavour. It departed from Plymouth in August 1768 and started a nearly three-year journey into unknown territories of the uncharted oceans of the southern hemisphere. This watch is a celebration of that pioneering spirit and boasts a Swiss ETA 2824-2 Elaboré Non-Date Movement which is visible via the caseback and has exceptional accuracy, a matte black dial with raised polished steel markers infilled with off-white Super-LumiNova.
Each Endeavour Watch from Farer comes with a natural black rubber strap with oversized 316L stainless steel buckle. Also included is a 316L stainless steel tapered bracelet with two-way clasp and safety locking mechanism alongside an in-built wetsuit extension and fine adjustment capability.
Farer Hecla Dive Watch
Robust as they come and supremely stylish, the Hecla Dive Watch from Farer is named after HMS Hecla, which was a Royal Navy bomb vessel launched back in 1815. As with many other British bomb vessels, it takes its name from a volcano, namely, the Hekla Volcano in Iceland. This breathtaking timepiece is a fitting tribute to such an impressive vessel and the twin crowns are crafted from solid bronze with embossed Farer ‘A’, 316L stainless steel tapered crown for bezel and each one is cross-hatched for easy operation under water.
The Farer Hecla Dive Watch has the same Swiss ETA 2824-2 Elaboré Non-Date Movement and the durable nature which is essential for dive watches is delivered via the 2.2mm double curved sapphire crystal glass front, 1.6mm flat sapphire exhibition glass on rear and 316L high grade stainless steel casing. The vibrant blue really makes it stand out from the crowd both above and below the waves.
Farer Leven Dive Watch
Stylish, robust and immeasurably well crafted, the collection of Farer Dive Watches is completed by this striking Leven timepiece that is so-called because of HMS Leven, a 20-gun Royal Navy ship made in Ipswich and setting sail on 23 December 1813. She first saw combat in the Napoleonic wars, operating along the Atlantic coast of France, but best known for her voyages with the Royal Navy Survey Service. In 1821 she set off on an epic voyage which resulted in mapping the whole east coast of Africa, numerous islands and parts of Arabia.
The Farer Leven Dive Watch keeps pace with the whole Aqua Compressor collection from the British watchmakers and has the same impressive features and specifications. This particular iteration has a silver sunray dial, raised polished batons infilled off white Super-LumiNova and a rotating bezel in black and burnt orange silk, overprinted white numerals with 20-minute markings for enhanced legibility when you make your way beneath the waves.