In a year that has slowed many of us down, Farer has taken an aggressive approach to new releases to close out 2020 on a strong note. First we saw the GMT Bezel collection, and just last month we introduced you to their latest trio of Pilot watches. As we’ve come to expect from Farer, the new releases bring stories to explore and details to discover, along with a healthy measure of distinct personality. While all three of the new Pilot watches offer a different take on the genre, it is the Cayley that will be featured here. The aesthetic is unique, but the form factor is shared with the others, so take any design critique with that knowledge in mind.
Named after Sir George Cayley, the story of this watch follows the first glider to successfully carry a human. Cayley was the engineer who designed it, and in the process helped pave the way for the modern airplane to use a fixed-wing design way back in the late 18th century. We’ll find a similar level of curiosity in the watch that bears his name.