Farer Relaunches the Popular Cobb and Seagrave Monopusher Chronographs, Now with GMT Functionality

The latest release from Farer once again shows us that small brands are doing some of the most interesting things in the watch industry this year. Their new Monopusher GMT collection is no different, combining a popular travel complication with an old-school monopusher chronograph. With the rerelease of both the classic Cobb and Segrave monopushers, we’re seeing a new direction for the British brand that ups the proverbial ante on their line-up.

Generally speaking, it’s fairly rare to see a watch that has both a chronograph and a GMT complication – and especially so for one to also have enough real estate to not look too jumbled. But that’s exactly what Farer was able to accomplish with these two new references. Using the classic Heuer Autavia GMT Ref. 1163 as its inspiration, Farer was able to take elements from this classic reference without veering into just reinventing the wheel.


The distinct colorways of both Monopusher GMT models is what makes them so uniquely Farer. The color choices of both watches play into the brand’s identity and suit a wide range of customers’ preferences. The Seagrave, with its textured black dial, is on the more conservative side. The Cobb, by contrast, is a little more bold with a sky blue dial and yellow accents.

The Segrave may be a bit more subdued, but it’s the small touches and tonal variations which show the amount of thought that has gone into the design. The black gravel dial is offset by blue minute markers and a pair of white hands. The orange GMT hand is complemented by a green second hand on the 6 o’clock subdial. All of these elements are then tied together with the cool stainless steel case and rugged leather quick-release strap.

The Cobb, on the other hand, has a bit more personality. This is evident right from the get-go, with the subdials at 12 and 9 o’clock. The sky blue sunburst dial is complemented with a matte cream subdial and rehaut, making for a watch that is, in my opinion, tonally pitch-perfect. The tapered hands of this reference are painted a navy blue with cream Super-LumiNova while the GMT hand is a bright orange that offsets the cooler tones of this watch. Lastly, a pop of yellow is found on both the arrow of the second hand and the 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock.

Under the proverbial “hood” of the 41mm steel case of these watches, each reference runs on a hand-wound Sellita movement. Given the subdial layouts, the Segrave uses the SW536 M MP, while the Cobb uses the SW530 M MP a. Both movements offer approximately 62 hours of power reserve when fully wound. 

Both movements offer the same features, which include incorporating a monopusher chronograph complication, with a central elapsed second hand and 30-minute counter, which are operated by a pusher at 2 o’clock. Other features include the quickset GMT hand and date window at 3 o’clock.

The Monopusher GMT collection is available now with a price tag of $2,195 for either reference. You can get yours via Farer’s website here.

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Brett F. Braley-Palko is a writer based out of Pennsylvania. Having a full-time job in the luxury pens industry has given Brett an appreciation and understanding for the EDC market. When not working, Brett has three dogs and an upcoming novel that both keep him pretty busy.