With all the new brands popping up these days, it’s hard for one to stand out. Many try and most fail, with only those with solid brand concepts and serious design skills fairing the storm. One such brand is Farer, who despite their young age, having only been founded in 2015, have created a line of watches that are hard not to like. Designed in Britain and made in Switzerland, their watches take cues from mid-century timepieces and design, and mix them up with a more contemporary edge, creating stylish, sophisticated yet fun watches.
Today we’ll be looking at one of their two GMT models, the Barnato. Named for the British adventurer Diana Walker Barnato, the watch has a pale dial with a focus on typography, and a 39.5mm case that speaks to classic gentleman’s sport watches. It’s at once a nod to vintage and a fresh, energetic take on the casual watch. Powered by the Ronda 515.24h Quartz movement, the Barnato has an MSRP of £440 w/ VAT or around $460 w/o VAT.