Three hand second sweep + date automatic watch with blue sunray dial and Barenia bridle leather strap

Hopewell Hopewell Hopewell
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When you first look at the Hopewell you are immediately struck by the blue sunray dial, sitting boldly in the fully polished 316L stainless steel case. With a diameter of 39.5mm, a case height of 10mm and sapphire crystal domed glass – the wearer can immediately recognise the classic, horological inspiration behind this genuinely universal watch.

The signature bronze crown with raised Farer compass marque purposefully juxtaposes with the polished finish of the case to give the Hopewell a real sense of character. The solid bronze crown is designed to change with the elements and give the watch a unique patina over time. 
Matt, textured blue radiates from the centre of the Hopewell’s sunray dial, often only picked up on the second or third time of looking. This is designed to give the watch face more depth and to emphasise the Farer Universal marque which sits at the top of the dial. The date window sits below the Automatic marque in the lower half of the dial, intersecting the six-hour numeral.

Metallic, postbox red hands follow the contour of the curved vintage-inspired dial that falls away at the edges, vanishing into the case. Both hour and minute hands continue to use the Farer syringe-style with a Super-LumiNova finish in the middle.
 The sweeping, matt silver second hand glides seamlessly around the
watch face – accentuated by the primrose yellow Farer compass arrow, which pops out from the blue and follows a subtle yellow outer track. Never wanting to be predictable, we chose to run the second numerals in red along the track. Every second is marked with a small Super-LumiNova marker, every five seconds with a larger marker – miniscule yet significant details. The over-printed hour numerals will glow in darkness and are outlined in a very fine, light blue keyline.


Named after Hopewell, the vessel was part of Sir Martin Frobisher’s fleet. Frobisher was a famous English seaman who made three voyages to the New World in the 16th Century. On his third and final voyage from Canada he brought 1,350 tonnes of iron ore back to Britain thinking it was gold, coining the phrase ‘Fool’s Gold’. Hopewell would later become part of the Winthrop Fleet which took the first Puritans to New England in the Great Migration.

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39.5mm diameter, 10mm depth


316L stainless steel


Polished case and rim


Blue sunray, vintage curved, Super-LumiNova numerals and indexes, date window


Metallic postbox red, matt silver second hand with primrose yellow tip, vintage curved, rhodium-plated


Solid bronze crown


Domed sapphire crystal glass


Barenia bridle leather, 316L stainless steel buckle fastening




Swiss ETA 2824-2 movement

Twenty-five jewels

Water Resistant



Those of you who have not been lucky enough to wear an Automatic watch will soon experience the enjoyment of watching the second hand gracefully pass by and the feeling of a constant watch mechanism on your wrist. With the inclusion of the ETA 2824-2, you have a movement renowned for its accuracy, dependability and longevity. Of course, reliability means little without the right features, so the 2824-2 employs a self-winding mechanism with ball bearing, self-correcting date, 25 jewels and our Farer-engraved, oscillating weight.


Every Farer Automatic has been constructed to withstand the test of time. Your Automatic watch has a highly polished steel case, sapphire crystal glass face and back, bronze crown and Barenia bridle leather strap – therefore we recommend regular cleaning and care to protect your timepiece. Avoid extreme weather conditions, excessive exposure to sunlight and do not use your watch beyond its water rating. All Farer watches are water resistant up to 5ATM.

Remove the strap, then gently wipe off the front and back of the watch using a clean and slightly damp cloth. Dry your watch with the Farer super fine microfibre cloth. Reattach your strap and your watch will be ready for use.
 Do not use chemicals to clean your watch. If your watch comes into contact with salt water, rinse under tap water and wipe dry with a soft cloth. For full instructions consult your manual.


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At Farer, we are passionate about creating products that make the perfect companion for life’s adventures. Our watches are named after iconic British explorers - the most inspiring individuals who perfectly define the true spirit of Farer.


Finance available on orders between £300 and £2000.

Finance optionInterest Free Finance 0% (6 Months)
Purchase Price£420.00
Deposit to pay£42.00
Amount of Credit£378.00
Monthly payments£63.00
Amount of intrest£0.00
Number of Monthly Payments6
Total Amount Payable£420.00
Rate of Interest (Fixed per annum)0% (Fixed)
APR Representative0%

We act as a credit broker and not a lender and can introduce you to Close Brothers Retail Finance. Terms and Conditions apply. Finance subject to status. Applicants must be 18 or over and resident in the UK. Finance provided by Close Brothers Retail Finance, a trading style of Close Brothers Limited – a subsidiary of Close Brothers Group Plc. Registered Office: 10 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4FT.



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