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Introducing the new Aqua Compressor Automatic collection from British watch brand, Farer who spent 18 months of design and engineering in London on the development of the collection.

The development of the Aqua Compressor collection included multiple rounds of prototyping with their Swiss manufacturing partners Roventa Henex.

There are three variants of the Aqua Compressor available – Endevour with its bright blue wave pattern dial, Hecla with its sober matte black dial, and Leven with its white dial and orange 15-min scale.

The Farer Aqua Compressor is what it says it is – a divers watch based on the a classic Super Compressor case design with dual crowns, a screwed down case-back, a compressed O-ring gasket and an internal rotational divers bezel.

Its water resistance has been achieved using the compression principle: as the water pressure on the outside of the case increases, the gaskets are naturally compressed so that the case becomes more water-resistant the deeper you dive.

The Farer Aqua Compressor is of course a modern diver’s watch so uses modern materials and has been made using the latest watch-making technologies.

Farer have undertaken a whole series of developments to engineer a compact yet highly technically capable dive watch case capable of diving down to 300m.

The watch case itself is a classic cushion style from the 60s and 70s. It measures 41.5mm in diameter by 12.5mm thick with a crystal diameter of 35.2mm and a lug-to-lug measurement 45mm.

Farer say that the cushion case style wasn’t only chosen for its style but also for its strength. In order for the architecture of the Aqua Compressor system to work seamlessly within the water, it was machined from of a solid block of high-grade 316L Stainless steel.

It was then finished with highly polished sides and case back, and given a fine decorative beveled edge surrounding the bezel, creating a subtle contrast against the brushed top of the cushion case.

The case style is characteristic of Farer with downwardly curving lugs allowing for a more compact and comfortable feel on the wrist.

The dual screw-down crowns have a spring-back release with their own gaskets assisting water-resistance.

Another Farer signature is the solid Bronze crown that allows you to adjust the time which has signed with the Frarer A logo.

The Stainless steel crown allows you to adjust the internal dive time bezel, with the classic Super Compressor hatching detail for feel.

Screwing the crowns down secures the water resistance of the case up to the full 300 meters and related water-pressure.

The Farer Aqua Compressor collection is powered by a Swiss ETA 2824-2 Elaboré Non-Date Movement.

It has a Farer custom rotor engraved with the Farer submersible wave design and finished with snailing detail. It can be viewed through the exhibition case-back.

The Farer Aqua Compressor is supplied with two straps; a black natural rubber thick-edged divers strap with a secure oversized tool buckle, featuring the Farer A and wave pattern underside -

or a 316L Stainless steel tapered bracelet with a two-way clasp and safety locking mechanism + in-built extension allowing it to be worn comfortably over a wetsuit.

The bracelet has been detailed with a brushed finish on the surface against subtle, highly polished sides with the Farer A on the clasp.

MSRP is £1095. So which one do you like best? It would have to be the Hecla for me – safe maybe but ultimately a classic style that you will never tire of.


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