Time is invaluable and in many situations it is necessary to know how to quantify it with great precision. Since its inception, humans have tried to understand it, initially for its survival and today to be as efficient as possible. A particular area where it is very useful to know the time in several cities of the world: the pilot. This notion was quickly understood by Louis Cottier, a Genevan who developed an intelligent system to show all the 24 time zones on the same single dial. In 1930, he proposed tool clocks adapted to these air workers.
It is in this line that the game fits Auto World Timer British artisans from Farer’s. It is available in 3 models, each with a unique name: Aldrich, Markham and Roché. The latter takes its name from Anthony de la Roché, English merchant and explorer who, during a boat trip between Europe and South America, saw that his trajectory deviated allowing him to cross this area so special that it is the Antarctic convergence where the warmer and colder waters of the globe.
Inside a box in 316L stainless steel brushed 39 mm in diameter, we observe a map of the Earth centered in Antarctica, a circle illustration of a railway that allows you to read the time of 24 time zones. This is followed by a second zone that reveals the fairly thick indexes coated with Super-Luminova that allow a reading of the hour at night. Finally, we observe an internal telescope with the names of the largest cities on the planet. In spite of complication of “universal time” inspired directly by the Louis Cottier watches and the large number of inscriptions on the dial, everything remains perfectly readable thanks to a beautiful balance.
The devil hidden in the details, thanks to the sapphire crystal case, we can see a red oscillating weight in which the words “World Timer” are written that allow the automatic winding of the ETA 2893-1 gauge in top finish Giving life to the clock. Oscillating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, it has a 48 hour power reserve and, of course, the “universal time” complication that animates the central rotating disk, but also a window that shows the date at 3 o’clock. The crown, like all Farer watches, has a copper effect with the most beautiful effect on which the brand logo is engraved.
For the read different time zones and the putting your watch, It’s child’s play. First you just have to set the time in the classic way using the crown at 3 o’clock. Then, align your reference time zone at 6 o’clock with the second crown located at 10 o’clock. Finally, use the crown located at 3 o’clock to align the time zones so that they are compatible. For example, when it’s 10 a.m. in London, it’s 5 a.m. In New York, then line up the 5 crown in front of the name of New York City so you can read the time in all the indicated time zones. As for the bracelet, the watch is offered with a wide variety of bracelets on Barenia calfskin which is a full grain leather tanned in vegetable form that will get over time a beautiful patina. You can also choose a leather bracelet from the world famous American tannery Horween or even a silicone bracelet.
As you can see, the watch offered by the British artisans of Farer is very good, we can attest to that since we have reviewed the Farer Oxley GMT Automatic. The good news is that it also has a Very interesting price / quality ratio. In fact, if we compare with what is done in the market for such a level of finish, the price is often multiplied by two. So, if you are looking for a watch with the function ofuniversal time, do it because each model is only published in 100 copies. And to demonstrate the confidence that the brand has in its products, each watch is 5 year warranty ! In short, we would like to put it on the wrist 😉
Watch / automatic features Farer World Timer
- Living place: 316L stainless steel / brushed and polished finish
- Width: 39mm
- Length: 45mm
- Thickness: 11mm
- Entrecorne: 20mm
- Type of glass: Double Dome Sapphire Crystal / Anti-Reflective Treatment
- Luminescence: SuperLuminova
- Bottom Box: transparent
- Movement: Automatic / Caliber ETA 2893-1 Top
- Power reserve: 48 hours
- Bracelet Barénia calfskin, Horween leather or rubber
- Buckle: Pin / Polished Bronze
- Waterproof: 10 ATMs / 100 meters
- Warranty: 5 years
AVAILABLE HERE / € 1,450