The dial of the Roché seamlessly blends a highly legible layout with a host of intricate details. For example, the mixed baton and Arabic numeral markers are cast from pure white Super-LumiNova, for unparalleled glow in low light conditions. They are mounted onto a glossy midnight blue dial textured with a Clous de Paris guilloché pattern.
The bidirectional rotating bezel is operated via the crown at 10 o’clock, and it’s lumed with Grade X1 Super-Luminova. For 2024, the cities printed onto the bezel have been updated. Chicago replaces Mexico City, Beijing replaces Hong Kong, and lastly, Paris has been replaced by Bienne to mark where the World Timers are produced.
Meanwhile, the central disc on the World Timer dial is printed with a 24-hour scale, with a world map in powder blue at its centre. In conjunction with the outer bezel, this can be used to tell the time anywhere on the planet. Much like a GMT hand, the whole disc rotates once every 24 hours. The last element on the dial is the circular date window at three, with the wheel colour-matched to the dial.
The polished silver handset has also been updated, with more contemporary, blunter alpha-shaped hour and minute hands that are filled with mint green Super-LumiNova. The tip of the seconds hand is shaped like the Farer ‘A’, and lumed in a matching mint green.
This is a watch that will stand out on your travels, day and night.
BUILT TO TRAVEL
The Farer World Timer has a sleek 39mm case, crafted from 316L stainless steel, and is a mere 11mm thick. Combined with a 45mm lug-to-lug, this means that the World Timer is exceptionally easy for anyone to wear. Like the dial, the case seamlessly blends a variety of finishes, with a brushed bezel and lug tops, polished case sides, and bead-blasted cut-ins. This is paired with a domed sapphire crystal with an internal anti-reflective coating. The watch is also water-resistant to 100m, ensuring it’s durable enough to be a global traveller.
Through the sapphire crystal display case back, you can see the unique SW330-1 that powers the watch. This Swiss automatic calibre is specially customised to meet our requirements by Sellita. A rotating disc has replaced the GMT hand, and the calibre has been upgraded to extend the power reserve to 50 hours. This is the Elaboré version of the movement and is adjusted for accuracy in four positions. Meanwhile, the custom rotor is coloured to match the landmass on the dial’s 24-hour disc.
Named after Anthony de la Roché, an English merchant and explorer. In 1675, Roché was on a commercial voyage between Europe and South America when he was blown off course and made the first fortuitous sighting of land south of the Antarctic Convergence. However Captain James Cook made the first landing on this new island in 1775, claiming sovereignty for the United Kingdom and giving it the name Isle of Georgia, in honour of King George III.