Introducing: The Farer × Worn & Wound Limited Edition
The UK-based brand Farer is launching its very first collaboration timepiece, created with our friends over at Worn & Wound. Versatility is the name of the game here as this limited edition comes with a balanced dial and universal dimensions. Given how commonplace collaborations have become, brands need to explore new themes to create eye-catching models. I’ve noticed an increasing amount of everyday watches popping up on the independent market, a phenomenon welcomed by many.
The Farer × Worn & Wound limited edition also follows this path while highlighting the two partners’ signature visual language. Limited to 70 units, this model will retail for just over $1,000 and is available starting today, June 28th at 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (8:00 PM CEST) exclusively on the Windup Watch Shop.
Gray dial, gray case, and pops of color
The Farer × Worn & Wound limited edition presents a nearly all-gray theme, punctuated by dashes of color. The slate-gray dial showcases an alternation of matte and circular-brushed finishes, creating dynamic light play that contrasts with an otherwise subtle, stern dial. The timekeeping function is easy to spot thanks to the navy-blue syringe hands pointing at applied blocks of lume, which also double as hour markers. The top sections of the markers are painted navy blue, which means the lume radiates sideways. To create a versatile and subtle design, Arabic numerals highlight the even hours while batons mark the odds. In the central portion of the dial, we see a small arrow-shaped applied logo and Farer’s branding below that.
The aforementioned dashes of color come in the form of the seconds hand and chapter ring. The long seconds hand is painted cyan, while its A-shaped tip is painted red, a trademark of Farer. These two colors create a dramatic contrast with the slate-gray dial. The chapter ring, for its part, is white and punctuated by discreet accents of cyan and navy blue. Furthermore, the tone of white of the chapter ring echoes that of the applied lume blocks on the dial. All of this is surrounded by a gunmetal PVD-coated case, something we don’t often see. At some angles, the case appears to be made of titanium, although the darker tones give the stainless steel away.
The specs and mechanics of the Farer × Worn & Wound Limited Edition
Going beyond the unique visual appeal of this limited edition, let’s take a look at the specs. The case has a diameter of 39.5mm, a length of 45mm, a thickness of 10.8mm, and a lug spacing of 20mm. Being presented as an everyday watch, it bears a modest 50m water resistance rating. Given its dimensions, this model would arguably fit many wrists, which is perhaps the most important thing to know here. Furthermore, a piece of sapphire crystal adorns the case, giving a clear view of the myriad visual elements described above. And another crystal can be found on the case back, letting us admire the movement within.
A Swiss-made La Joux-Perret G101 caliber powers the Farer × Worn & Wound limited edition. This 24-jewel caliber beats at 28,800vph (4Hz) and boasts an impressive 68-hour power reserve. The G101 looks modest, but it is nice to be able to see it on the back. To complete the package, this model is delivered on a navy Granolo leather strap that matches the navy-blue accents on the dial and chapter ring. I believe that “Granolo” refers to the grained texture of the leather used to make this strap.
Farer and Worn & Wound were the perfect match for a collaboration, although they both chose to stay clear of their own beaten paths. Indeed, the two brands tend to deal with bright and bold color schemes, however, they decided to do something different here. Opting for a slate-gray dial and case, they made it possible to create a more subtle watch. It could be an everyday timepiece with a twist, as we saw above, given the color accents and case finish. The overall design of this model is very Farer, including the smooth angles on the case and bronze-capped crown. And if you are familiar with collaborations the Worn & Wound team has done previously, you could spot their signature move — completely changing the vibe of a model by changing its colors.
As a reminder, the Farer × Worn & Wound Limited Edition is available starting today, June 28th, at 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (8:00 PM CEST) exclusively at the Windup Watch Shop, and retails for US$1,050. You can also learn more about it on Farer’s website.