Farer Oxley Black Watch

UK watchmaker’s Farer have rapidly established themselves as one of the best and brightest of the new brands on the market over the last few years and they consistently release eye-catching and effortlessly cool timepieces that any man will appreciate. The latest to fall into this bracket is the Farer Oxley Black Watch which is a GMT dual time + date automatic timepiece with matte black dial and special finish DLC case.

Priced at £1,195, the Farer Oxley Black Watch is a limited edition timepiece that is will definitely be snapped up quickly so if you’ve liked what you’ve seen and, truth be told, it’s hard not to be, you’ll need to move quickly to make sure you get one of these majestic looking timepieces on your wrist. This cracking accessory from British watchmakers, Farer, will see a mere 150 pieces hitting the shelves and with quality like this on offer, you know they’ll be gone in no time.

Matte Black Design

Released as a new version of the original Oxley GMT design, the Oxley Black Watch has been manufactured in a hardened ‘Diamond-Like Carbon’ coating technique for the case. DLC is a class of amorphous carbon material that displays some of the typical properties of diamond. The main benefits of this material are hardness, wear resistance, and slickness – creating a deep stealth-like black case in both polished and brushed finish.

The Farer Oxley Black Watch (£1,195) takes its cues from the classic influences of watchmaking, combining them in a modern manner with a rich matte finish to the vintage curved dial that sits as the base to the highly polished 2mm depth main numerals and markers. This supremely stylish timepiece boasts statement burnt orange rhodium-plated vintage curved hands which have been infilled with Super-LumiNova to deliver a bold statement set against the matte dial, with sky blue colour tip on the Farer ‘A’ of the sweep second.

A GMT hand is given an elegant application on the Farer Oxley Black and it has been crafted in pure skeleton form in a fresh green which gives it an excellent contrast against the black matte dial. The outer 24-hour clock numerals are set into an outer band in Astronaut silver that reaches out right around the curved dial edging, finishing with a fine second detailing track. This makes it a elegant looking timepiece that has a very contemporary twist.

Interesting Backstory

Named after John Oxley – following a short career in the Navy, the Yorkshireman became an explorer and surveyor of Australia in 1802 having previously sailed there. He is best known for his two expeditions where he helped map both the Tweed River and Brisbane River, the Farer Oxley Black Watch is made for those with a spirit for adventure. The movement is of a great quality and it boasts a Swiss Made ETA 2893-2 ‘Top Grade’ movement that will ensure exceptional accuracy and performance day in, day out.

Given that there are only 150 of these Black Oxley Watches to be released, the £1,195 price tag seems like a mighty reasonable one as they are only likely to increase in value given their scarcity. If you’re after a high quality timepiece with a spirit of adventure in its blood, this is certainly going to be ticking all the right boxes and for those lucky enough to get their hands on one, it’s the sort of timepiece passed from one generation to the next.

Leo Davie
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