Watches are made for drivers, divers, scientists, while there are nothing for adventurers.
The Carter GMT Replica from Farer, a British brand that started making colorful, well-appointed watches just last year, is made for a little adventure. Its face, which pairs a black dial with white numerals, is incredibly easy to read: the hour and minute hands are a bright orange, the second hand is blue, and the 24-hour hand (which enables you to keep track of time in two time zones at once) is yellow. On paper, these colors sound like they wouldn’t work together, but they’re tempered by a stainless steel case and a cool, perforated black leather strap. It’s a harmonious balance of form and function that gives the piece an artistic edge.
And that’s appropriate for Farer Replica, which names all of its watches after noted travelers and explorers. (The Carter is named for Howard Carter, the British archeologist who discovered King Tut’s tomb.) But what makes its timepieces truly special are the identification numbers engraved on the case backs, which ensure each one is as unique as the man who owns it.