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Introducing the FARER Meredith GMT: Stainless Steel, Copper and Mounted 3D Luminescent Dial Markers



FARER is changing the watch game right in front of us. Their designs tend to leave an impression, and we are not sure that there is a better place to look for a piece that expresses individualism than in the FARER catalog. From the case design options, to the materials sourced, to the color combinations, FARER has a created an entirely new experience around expressing design through watchmaking.


We recently covered the release of the limited seasonal release, the FARER Durham Pullman, and included FARER in our list of seven of the best Microbrands of 2023. Now lets jump into their newest release, the limited edition Meredith GMT. A variation of the old Meredith Chrono-Classic, the newest rendition is limited to 150 pieces. 100 of those are available now and the remaining 50 will be available in March of 2024. Like always, this limited run is sure to sell quickly, so lets get down to details.

 

FARER Meredith GMT

FARER Meredith GMT
FARER Meredith GMT - Image Courtesy of FARER

Technical Specifications:

Case Size

39.5 mm x 10.8mm x 45mm lug-to-lug

Material

316L stainless steel

Case Finish

Polished and Brushed surfaces

Dial

Graveled and Brushed Copper

Hands

Three hand set and GMT hand

Crown

Rounded stainless and bronze cap

Glass

Sapphire crystal on front and back of case

Strap

Leather, stainless steel

Lug Width

20mm

Water Resistance

100m / 10ATM

Movement

Sellita SW330-2 Top Grade

Jewels

25

Power Reserve

56 Hours

Price

$1,450 USD

That's alot of value packed into this package.

 

X1 Super-LumiNova on 3D Arabic Markers


Let's move on to a look inside the case, from

FARER Meredith GMT - Image Courtesy of FARER
FARER Meredith GMT - Image Courtesy of FARER

handset down. Notice that second hand? The pointer sweeps the dial with the same FARER 'A' symbol that graced the crown and logo at 12 o'clock. A subtle nod to the level of thought and detail in these pieces. The star of the show, following up on the first use in 2019, are the Lunicast numeric markers that have been continually refined. The three-dimensional markers contain a unique blend of X1 Super-LumiNova and ceramic. The effect? A stunning backlit luminesence from the side of the arabic markers that project outward into the case, as opposed to coming toward the eye. As you can see in the image, the same effect takes place with the handset as well, excluding the second hand. The pointer of the GMT hand also features the same detail.


 

FARER Meredith GMT Dial, Case, and Construction

The case is constructed of stainless steel and comes in at a nearly perfect 39.5mm with a thickness of 10.8mm. The case comes polished on the bezel and sides, while the lug tips are brushed to visually display the case. The blend of surface finishes lends to more varied wearability as well. Dress up or down.


FARER Meredith GMT
FARER Meredith GMT - Image Courtesy of FARER

The rounded and easily windable crown features the iconic FARER 'A' embossed bronze cap. The crown winds the Sellita SW330-2 automatic movement which we will get to soon. Atop the polished case lies the boxed sapphire crystal, providing its dependable scratch resistance and legibility with an anti-reflective coating.

 

Showcased under the sapphire crystal is the beautiful copper dial. The underlying copper dial is a graveled texture and sits amid a brushed copper ring. The difference in finishes throught the Meredith, make it quite enjoyable to ogle over. The handset features the minute and hour in sword shapes, a first for FARER, and are a gloss blue filled with the above mentioned lume. The GMT hand is short and white, matching the tone of the GMT scale around the copper dial. The running seconds hand is painted in a copper pink to match the dial, with the aforementioned red 'A' at the tip.


FARER Meredith GMT
FARER Meredith GMT - Image Courtesy of FARER
 

A Proven, Decorated Movement

Enclosed in the FARER Meredith GMT case and visible through the sapphire caseback is the notable Sellita SW3330-2 swiss automatic movement. The calibre operates at 4Hz

FARER Meredith GMT
FARER Meredith GMT - Image Courtesy of FARER

and beats at a smooth rate of 28,800 bph while housing 25 jewels and a power reserve above standards at 56 hours. This "Top Grade" version has been adjusted for increased accuracy across 5 positions of normal wearing.


The oscillating rotor on the movement bears the text 'FARER GMT' and features a skeltonized rotor configuration to see as much of the movement as possible in various positions.


The polished case back that encloses the sapphire featues the characteristics and allows space for free engraving. This is far beyond what many watchmakers are offering at this price point.


Kudos, FARER.


 

The FARER Meredith GMT is in limited supply and will most likely not last long. Choose yours today at FARER.


 


 

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