Farer watches aren’t exactly shy on personality, and historically, I’ve always found that their chronograph collections sit at the apex of the brand’s vibrant style. The original trio of the Mechanical Chronograph Collection included the Cobb, Eldridge, and Segrave, and each brought a mix of unexpected colors and configurations to the table in true Farer style. The watches also featured a compelling case execution, both in terms of its dimensions and its design and finishing. That line would go on to spawn one of our all-time favorites: the Lander, which we have on hand to help contextualize the latest iteration in this saga, the Meredith. One of three new chronographs in a collection Farer is calling Chrono-Classics.
At a glance, the Meredith chronograph feels like a matured take on the classic Farer chronograph formula. A bevy of bright colors aren’t immediately apparent, the copper/salmon dial is chic and of the moment, and the applied numerals do their best to remain near black at all times. Even the hands have taken on a slightly more demure shape. A look at the other two watches in this family, the Swann and the Jackson reveals a similar story. The result is arguably a more cohesive collection of watches, but has it come at the expense of some of that Farer personality we know and love? Not entirely.