Design Overview: Farer Aquamatic

It is no secret that Farer is my favorite indie-microbrand today, their use of color, is so fantastic and they mix modern and vintage design aesthetics so well. My second favorite collection Farer sells is the Aquamatic collection, featuring six different color combinations, and a few different bases. As always this is just my opinion on this watch design, not a review.

Aquamatic Nazare

My personal favorite is the Nazare, one of the two newer versions, which features printed waves on the teal turquoise dial, framed by the simpler bezel option in salmon pink, it comes three different available straps, a pink rubber strap, a blue one piece nato strap, and a jubilee style bracelet. And that’s just one of the six color combinations, each version has the same selection of strap materials in different colors depending on the watch’s theme.

Aquamatic Biarritz

The other new version is the Biarritz, which is white and red, save for the turquoise nato strap the unique thing about this version is the ceramic bezel, which ups the price to $1,085 from the original price of $1,050. As pleasant as it looks, nothing compares to the previously mentioned Nazare or the Porthleven which features the wavy dial motif, except in a dark blue with red accents.

Aquamatic Porthleven

That being said, there is a version I don’t like. The Cribbar has a black smooth dial with red and light blue accents, it feels less thought out in comparison to the other versions available but it offers all the same value and someone else will probably love it. I can’t complain about options.

Aquamatic Cribbar

These watches embody everything I love about Farer, bold colors, especially blue shades. Incredible attention to detail with the Farer “A” on the second hand, and embossed on the bronze cap of the crown. And really nice sizes, these watches all come in at 38.5 millimeters with a lug to lug of 45 millimeters. Combine that with three packaged straps, making the watch wear differently for many situations, and the quality Farer has become known for, these watches feel like a must.