Aqua Compressor Automatics

To travel, to explore, there is only so far you can go on our British island before you hit water. The Aqua Compressor collection has been in design and engineering development for 18 months, evolved from the principles of the original Super-Compressor case design, now completely rebuilt from the ground up to deliver the ultimate compact dive tool watch, combining function with aesthetic. 

FUNCTIONAL IN ANY CONDITIONS

As a diver, clarity and accuracy is paramount. Each Aqua Compressor dive watch has a series of high contrast colours and Super LumiNova detailing to showcase the core information.

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THE AQUA
COMPRESSOR
DESIGN

Our Aqua Compressor case has the key features of a classic Super-Compressor case design - twin crowns, screwed on case back, compressed O’ring gasket, internal rotating bezel. However the Farer Aqua Compressor design has evolved the specifications of the original system which was created when the water resistance of watches was a big challenge. With the progress of modern materials, we have gone through a whole series of developments to create a very compact but highly technically capable dive watch case. Now tried and tested to exacting modern standards to be taken to depths of 300m / 1000ft.

AQUA COMPRESSOR

The 300m / 1000ft water resistance rating of the Farer Aqua Compressor watch case has been designed to be secured at the following places utilising 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. 

FRONT CRYSTAL

The sapphire double curved front crystal (1) has a thickness of 2.3mm to resist the pressure of diving at depth. The front crystal is secured by a rectangular cross section gasket (2) with a width of 0.5mm and height of 1.1mm.

MOVEMENT CROWN

The movement crown (3) has 2 O’ring gaskets (4) within the tube. These two gaskets secure the water resistance to 100m/330ft when the crown is unscrewed. By screwing the crown an additional flat gasket (5) is compressed and secures the water resistance of the case up to the full 300m / 1000ft related water pressures.

BEZEL CROWN

The bezel crown (6) has the same features of water resistance as the movement crown, two o’ring gaskets (7) and one flat gasket (8).

SCREW BACK CASE

The case back (9) utilises an O’ring gasket. The case back is screwed down to the case and the gasket is compressed vertically.

BACK CRYSTAL

The thickness of the flat sapphire crystal exhibition back (10) is 1.6 mm to resist the high pressure. The back exhibition crystal has a similar rectangular cross section gasket (11) to the front crystal gasket and works in the same way. The thickness of the gasket remains the same but its height is 1.4 mm.

REFINED CUSHION CASE

The Farer cushion case design was chosen for strength. Developed to allow the architecture of the Aqua Compressor system to work seamlessly within the water, it is carved out of a solid block of high-grade 316L stainless steel and finished with highly polished sides and case back, with a fine decorative edge lip cut into the case surrounding the bezel, creating a subtle contrast against the brushed top of the cushion case. The case is characteristic of Farer, dropping down at the lug for a more compact feel and superior comfort on the wrist.

CASE WIDTH 41.5MM - CASE HEIGHT 12.5MM - CRYSTAL DIAMETER 35.2MM - LUG TO LUG 45MM

DESIGN
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DESIGN
DIAL DETAIL

The three different dial designs of the Aqua Compressor collection have been intricately developed to put clarity at the forefront to deliver a set of highly functional tool watches. While the different detailing of the collection from floating dials and raised markers to engraving and overprinting techniques all come together to create intricate dials with elegance. All supported by a bolder take on the classic Farer syringe hands, the Farer oversized dive hands in polished steel have a prominent split minute hand marking for quick identification of dive time.

SUPER-LUMINOVA

Designed for function, the Aqua Compressors feature Super-LumiNova for maximum afterglow and a flawless finish quality, creating high-clarity dial views even in the lowest light conditions. It works like a light storage battery, where light charges the battery and afterwards the light is continuously emitted. This activation and subsequent light emission process can be repeated again and again, and the material does not suffer any ageing. It is chargeable with sunlight or artificial light. Mixed with a suitable specific binder, Swiss Super-LumiNova is applied on all Aqua Compressor dials and hands.

CHANGEABLE STRAPS

Each Farer Aqua Compressor is supplied with two straps. Firstly, a black natural rubber thick-edged strap with a secure oversized tool buckle, featuring the Farer ‘A’ and wave pattern inner grip detailing. Secondly, a 316L stainless steel tapered bracelet with 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 – fully adjustable by link extraction or addition.

DIAL DETAIL SUPER-LUMINOVA CHANGEABLE STRAPS
CASE
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WATER RESISTANCE

The sealing of the front crystal, back crystal, screw back case and twin crowns all utilise the compression principle: as the water pressure on the outside of the case increases, gaskets built around these areas are naturally compressed so that the case becomes more water resistant the deeper you dive. The water resistance when the crowns are unscrewed for adjustment is 100m / 330ft. By screwing down the crowns, an additional flat gasket is compressed within the tubes, securing the water resistance of the case up to the full 300m / 1000ft.

TWIN CROWNS

The twin crowns are screw-down, spring-back release with their own gaskets, allowing the watch to be taken to depths of 300m / 1000ft. The signature Farer solid bronze crown allows you to adjust the time and features the Farer ‘A’ carved out of a squared texture for feel. 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 300m / 1000ft and related water pressures.

UNI-DIRECTIONAL BEZEL

The unidirectional internal bezel is for the measurement of dive time, moving by increments of one minute. The bezel utilises a precision ratchet safety system which disconnects the feed from crown to bezel by only turning it anti-clockwise, preventing the bezel turning clockwise and increasing the diving time. To adjust the diving time, unscrew the crown anti-clockwise until off the threads, then turn clockwise until the bezel is in the set position opposite the minute hand.

WATER RESISTANCE TWIN CROWNS UNI-DIRECTIONAL BEZEL
MOVEMENT
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TRUSTED MOVEMENT

The Farer Aqua Compressor collection is powered by the Swiss-made ETA 2824-2 Elaboré Non-Date Movement. This is a rare piece from ETA, in that it features no date within the mechanics to make this 100% functional for the diver’s needs. A highly reliable, workhorse movement, adjusted in three positions with omegametric timing for chronometers, average rate of +/−12 seconds/day.

EXHIBITION BACK

Not ones to hide anything away, we believe quality movements should be seen and appreciated. We have developed a screw down back case to hold the flat sapphire crystal exhibition glass, both utilising compressor gaskets to secure the water resistance and withstand the high pressures to 300m/1000ft. Each watch is individually numbered around the exhibition glass, making your watch unique to you. From your birth date to your lucky number, select your favourite number before it’s gone.

BESPOKE ROTOR

Turning over the Aqua Compressor case you’ll see the bespoke ETA rotor has been detailed in a raised bronze overprinting technique with the Farer submersible three wave design and lettering. As an Elaboré ETA movement it has been finished with snailing (or as the French say more eloquently ‘Perlage’), a round fine detailed decoration on the metal to beautifully catch the light. Powering a 38 hour power reserve when the movement is fully wounded.

TRUSTED MOVEMENT EXHIBITION BACK BESPOKE ROTOR
CHOOSE YOUR AQUA COMPRESSOR
Endeavour

Aqua Compressor automatic watch with matte black dial, supplied with both natural rubber strap and 316L steel bracelet

The Endeavour is designed for function. The light-absorbing matte black dial is punctuated with engineered polished steel markers, infilled with off-white Super-LumiNova for maximum clarity.

£1,095.00
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Hecla

Aqua Compressor automatic watch with floating deep blue dial, supplied with both natural rubber strap and 316L steel bracelet

The Hecla’s deep blue floating central dial sits on a halo plate of pure white Super-LumiNova, making a high-clarity dial view even in the lowest light conditions.

£1,095.00
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Leven

Aqua Compressor automatic watch with silver sunray dial, supplied with both natural rubber strap and 316L steel bracelet

The Leven's super-smooth silver sunray dial, raised track batons, functional design and bold use of burnt orange colour give the watch a timeless and practical elegance.

£1,095.00
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BUILT TO LAST

All of our watches are covered by the Farer 60-month / 5-year movement guarantee. The Farer Aqua Compressor collection is powered by the Swiss ETA 2824-2 Elaboré Non-Date Movement. A rare piece from ETA, in that it features no date to make this 100% functional for the divers' needs. An accurate movement, adjusted in three positions. Finished in snaling detail, viewed through the back case exhibition glass to see the bespoke Farer rotor engraved with the Farer Submersible wave design.

E-BROCHURE

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IN THE NEWS
“A solid trio of distinctive versions, and evidence of a thoughtful, even playful, attention to detail”
“A collection of divers, and not just any divers. Compressor-cased divers... they’re finally here”
“A cushion-shaped timepiece that takes influence from the Super Compressor… and for a bargain price”
"A distinctively styled, ETA 2893-2 Top Grade equipped watch at a price considered improbable"
"All of a sudden the brand is starting to look like a genuine contender"