It seems like it was just yesterday that I first saw a Farer in person. Stylish, beautifully finished, and a touch playful, the Barnato GMT (quartz) left an impression. In particular, the well-proportioned case and deft use of color spoke to a design sensibility that was beyond the brand’s years. In reality, it has been a little under two years since that time, but in those two years the brand has gone from one that piqued our interest, to one of the most dynamic that we regularly cover on Worn & Wound.
Since then they’ve released three lines of mechanical watches, starting with a family of three-handers, then jumping over to GMTs, and finally dipping into the water with a line of true compressor-cased dive watches. Today, I’m excited to show you Farer’s fourth mechanical release in two years and their first series of hand wound watches.
Featuring 37-millimeter cushion cases and ETA (Peseux) 7001 movements, these new watches are thin, sophisticated, and feature the brand’s most ambitious dials to date. As per usual for Farer, there are three models within the line, though they are essentially three totally different watches. There’s the Lansdell, with its green and steel sandwich dial of sorts; the Hudson, with a metallic blue/green dial and large indexes; and the Stanhope, which we’ll be taking a look at today. They are quite distinct from one another, though a certain mid-century automotive flair is present in each. Still designed in Britain and manufactured in Switzerland, the Farer 37-millimeter Hand Wound series will come with a price tag of $1,175.