Farer Adds a Trio of New 36mm GMTs to the Lander Family

If you’ve been interested in Farer’s Lander GMT (which they tell us is their most popular watch…ever) but felt it was just a bit too big, you’ll want to check out the brand’s latest release. The new 36mm GMT collection takes the Lander aesthetic and shrinks it, making for some of the most compact automatic GMTs on the market. It was only a few months ago that the Lorca GMT had us wondering why there weren’t more smaller GMT equipped watches on the market, and now we have a sudden influx. It’s a good time to be a GMT fan, and now there are a selection of colorful options from across the pond. 


The premise here is fairly simple. These new watches share the same basic design as the Lander, with a trio of distinct colorways. Unlike most Farer releases, which frequently have dramatic differences in hand-sets, hour markers, and dial textures within a single collection, these three watches are all very much “Landers” with the same numeral and hand design. 

The three colors include the much admired sea green, seen in what Farer is calling the Lander IV, or the Lander Classic, This watch has the same sunburst blue/green color that caught the attention of many watch enthusiasts in Farer’s early days, and set a tone for what to expect in terms of creative color combinations. The sea green dial is offset with a bright red GMT hand and an orange seconds hand, along with a white outer minute track. 

The next color in the new collection is Sea Coast, with a dial that Farer refers to as “spearmint,” which is a perfectly apt way to describe it. According to the brand, the Sea Coast name comes from namesake adventurer Richard Lander’s publication, “The Journal of Richard Lander from Kano to the Sea-Coast,” and is meant to call to mind bright green waters found along the African coast in the tropics. 

Lastly, we have the Lander Kano, with a dial in bright pink. This color is named for the city of Kano, Nigeria, which is known for Dala Hill, a plateau measuring 534 meters tall consisting of a distinctive pink rock. 

Cases come in at 36mm in diameter, 11mm tall, and measure 41.2mm lug to lug. As is customary on the latest watches from Farer, the finish is a mix of alternating brushed and polished segments, with these watches featuring high polished case sides and bezels with brushed lugs. All three watches run on the same Sellita SW330-2 automatic movement, which is a “caller” style GMT that allows for independent setting of the 24 hour hand. It has a healthy 56 hours of power reserve. 

The retail price on the new 36mm Lander GMT watches is $1,450. More information can be found at the Farer website here

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Zach is a native of New Hampshire, and he has been interested in watches since the age of 13, when he walked into Macy’s and bought a gaudy, quartz, two-tone Citizen chronograph with his hard earned Bar Mitzvah money. It was lost in a move years ago, but he continues to hunt for a similar piece on eBay. Zach loves a wide variety of watches, but leans toward classic designs and proportions that have stood the test of time. He is currently obsessed with Grand Seiko.