Finding a new watch that matches both your style sensibilities and budget can be a delicate balance but if you’re anything like us here at Coolector HQ, you’ll find that the Farer Titanium Series Aqua Compressor DLC automatic Watch ticks plenty of the right boxes. This robust, no nonsense and stealthy looking timepiece from British watchmakers, Farer, boasts a matte black dial and natural rubber strap that adds to its considerable aesthetic appeal.
The Farer Titanium Series Aqua Compressor DLC Automatic Watch has a wallet friendly price tag (considering its impeccable craftsmanship and materials) of £995 and for those after an entry level luxury watch for plumbing the depths of the deep blue sea, this would certainly be a top pick of ours. This classy dive watch is based on a mutual love and respect for the water and, better still, Farer are supporting the marine conservation charity Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust with each timepiece sold.
Protecting the Oceans
As if it wasn’t enough that this is one of the coolest looking watches on the market, things are knocked up a notch by the fact that they are also helping to support the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust with this release. For every Aqua Compressor sold, Farer will donate £25 of the profits to the HWDT charity research programme, which will total an impressive £22,500 for the whole collection of timepieces.
The Farer Titanium Series Aqua Compressor DLC Automatic Watch (£995) is an evolution from the original and highly popular Aqua Compressor collection from the British watch brand. The Titanium Series is lighter and tougher than its stainless steel counterparts, and along with its incredibly corrosive-resistant characteristics makes the ideal material for a dive watch, ready for any adventure.
Taking its named from Captain Cook’s Royal Navy research vessel, HMS Endeavour, this watch has an interesting back story. Departing Plymouth in August 1768, HMS Endeavour began a nearly three-year journey into the unknown – headed into the uncharted oceans of the southern hemisphere. The vessel rounded Cape Horn, and travelled through the Pacific islands to New Zealand – before becoming the first known ship to reach the east coast of Australia. She returned to Britain in July 1771, her crew sworn to secrecy about what they had discovered on their voyage.
Boasting a Swiss-made SELLITA SW200-1 Elaboré Non-Date Movement, there is a tangible sense of quality to this timepiece from Farer which belies its sub-£1000 price tag. It comes with a bespoke Farer rotor with engraved submersible wave design that we’re loving here at Coolector HQ and the power reserve of 38 hours will definitely impress.
The matte black dial has raised polished steel markers infilled with pure white Super-LumiNova that will provide great legibility beneath the waves. It has a solid bronze tapered crown DLC coated for movement with embossed Farer ‘A’, titanium grade II tapered crown for bezel, both cross-hatched for easy operation under water. One of the best dive watches we’ve seen in a while.