Talking Watches: With Brad Farmerie

Ringer & Ross BR 03

Farmerie’s first mechanical watch was this Bell & Ross BR 03, which was a wedding blessing from his wife. As you’ll see throughout his collection, Farmerie’s preferences plainly incline toward the tool/function end of the range – and this 42 mm aviation-themed piece is no exception.

JS Watch Co. Islandus 1919

While on a work-related excursion to Iceland, Farmerie discovered JS Watch Co. also, quickly turned into an enthusiast of the little Reykjavik-based production. His Islandus 1919 model is one of a restricted edition run of about 100.

Two-Tone Rolex GMT 1675 Nipple Dial

Particular watches can mean a lot to their owners, and, for Farmerie, this is that watch. This Rolex GMT 1675 was acquired to praise two momentous occasions in his day to day existence – the birth of his son and the aforementioned Michelin Star. He’d been looking for the right piece for a while (he’s a self-portrayed “slow mover” when it comes to purchasing watches), so his wife pulled the trigger for him. This one gets more wrist time than some other in the collection.

General Geneve Compax

Universal Geneve has acquired an almost religion like following lately, and Farmerie, as so numerous others, was drawn to the ageless, vintage look of the brand. In the wake of taking as much time as is needed and researching the company for over 18 months, Farmerie opted for this Compax.

Strela Sekonda

In 2013, Saxon + Parole opened a sister café in Moscow. So what do you do to celebrate effectively exploring that process? Well, in case you’re a watch fellow like Farmerie, you poke around old watch shops in Moscow and get a Strela Sekonda. While not well known to numerous collectors, the brand has a close historical affiliation with the Soviet space program – mirroring that of Omega in the U.S.

Swatch Sistem51

Before becoming a chef, Farmerie concentrated to be a mechanical architect, he actually appreciates the inward workings of wristwatches and the assembling processes that go into making them. Like so many, he was entranced by the Sistem51 when it appeared a few years ago. As you’ll find in the video, this is what he wears while cooking – both for how it wears in the often 100 or more degree heat of the kitchen and how it looks matched with a white chef’s coat.

Information on Public Restaurant (which you may recognize from Talking Watches with Andre Iguodala ) can be found here ; Saxon + Parole here ; and the as of late opened Genuine Superette here .