Fears Brunswick 40 Blue
Fears Brunswick 40 Blue
The sportier Fears watch.
Hand built in Britain.
Graceful and complex, the curvaceous Brunswick 40 takes its inspiration from a gentleman’s cushion case watch in the Fears archives, first made in 1924.
This sportier iteration of the Brunswick is the perfect all-round watch, taking you from beach to boardroom with ease.
The Brunswick 40’s elegant yet sporty 40 mm cushion-shaped case has no flat surfaces. The case’s glancing curves are machined from 316L stainless steel in Germany, to a level usually reserved for precious metals. The depth of the polish along with the hand grained finish applied to the top of the case’s corners showcase the sophistication of the machinery and the skill of the operator.
Complementing the case is our bespoke ‘onion’-shaped winding screw down crown, signed with the Fears Cypher. Screwed into the case, the crown’s fine grooves catch the light, adding a touch of radiance to the edge of the case.
Built with uprated proportions, the Brunswick 40 is 150m water resistant, allowing it to be swum in when the crown is screwed all the way in.
The Brunswick 40 Blue features a Fears Blue dial with a unique deep blue using a special galvanic coating.
Expertly made in Germany, the surface of the dial is on two levels, each with its own distinct finish:
- Central lower section – Finished with micro-guilloché. Concentric rings are cut into the dial’s surface using a CNC machine. These delicate ‘rills’ are so fine, like a record's grooves, that they appear invisible to the naked eye yet catch the light giving a beautiful, subtle sunburst finish.
- Outer raised section – Hand-brushed in a vertical direction. This subtle brushing is unique to each watch and catches the light beautifully, providing a perfect base for the sparkling numerals.
The ‘Edwin’ numerals are milled from a block of brass before being diamond polished and then coated in rhodium, giving them a bright, silver/white appearance. These numerals are realised in our custom ‘Edwin’ typeface, specially designed for Fears by our horological typographer and inspired by the many different typefaces the company has used throughout its history.
The Brunswick 40’s distinctive ‘Fears’-shaped hands are milled from solid brass with a bevel cut down the centre using a diamond tool. This results in a highly polished surface that catches the light, giving excellent legibility in low-light conditions. These hands are finished in a coating of rhodium that perfectly matches the polished 3D numerals.
The Brunswick 40 is powered by a Swiss made, automatic winding ETA 2824-2 movement. Winding itself when worn on the wrist, this movement is made to Top-grade standard with a decorated winding rotor hidden behind the closed case back. This movement has had its date mechanism removed allowing precise control when setting the time with no "ghost" date position.
The accurate and reliable ETA 2824-2 movement is a popular choice, with easy servicing and regulating. We service and modify each movement in Britain.
The Brunswick 40 is fitted to a bespoke stainless steel 5-link bracelet with expertly brushed and polished links.
Featuring solid screw links, the bracelet has a substantial feel while the silky-smooth movement of the links ensure a comfortable fit around the wrist. The bracelet can be micro-adjusted with both the 8 mm and 6 mm links provided, ensuring a perfect fit. The bracelet is secured to the wrist using a trigger-release butterfly style clasp with the Bristol flower enamelled discreetly inside the blades.
The Brunswick 40 features a 20 mm lug width and is designed to fit all of the straps in the Fears range. The bracelet can be removed without tools using its quick-release springbars.
The perfect fit!
When you purchase a Brunswick 40 we can adjust the bracelet size for you before sending it. Please contact us by email with your order number and wrist size and we’ll do the rest. We will provide any spare links in an envelope with your watch.
Each watch we make carries a unique serial number. Engraved between the lugs at 12 o’clock, this number helps Fears identify your watch and its history.
For decades Fears presented watches in a dark blue box with a cream-coloured lining. We are delighted to continue this tradition today.
The Brunswick 40 is presented in a bespoke wooden box, crafted in Britain from English Ash, which is stained Fears Blue and lined in genuine cream suede.
Case Size: 40mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Water Resistance: 150m
Dial Colour: Blue
Your Fears watch will be shipped directly from Time+Tide’s offices in Melbourne to your preferred address across Australia. Delivery times are expected to be 3-5 days.
Returns & Exchanges
Returns & Exchanges
Your watch can be returned 14 days after purchase for any reason for a full refund. Return requests can be initiated through the self-serve form at the bottom of our Refunds and Exchanges page. Once your request is received, our team will contact you to arrange the return of your watch.Returned items must be unused and in their original packaging. We reserve the right to refuse a return if the product(s) show signs of wear.
Every Fears watch comes with an international manufacturer’s warranty of two years.
Fears's warranty covers all manufacturing defects occurring during normal use, as described in their warranty conditions. Fears will replace free of charge any defective components due to a manufacturing error found by their workshop.
Please note Fears's warranty is not applicable in the following cases:
- Theft, loss.
- Wear and tear and normal ageing of the watch (scratched glass, impact on the case...)
- All types of damage to the entire watch (or part of it) resulting from improper handling or use, lack of maintenance, negligence, accident (drop, scratch, crush, broken glass, etc.), improper use of the watch or failure to follow the instructions provided.
- All types of damage indirectly related or consequential to normal wear and tear of the watch, such as non-functioning, defects or inaccuracies of the watch.
This warranty is void if the watch has been damaged by accident, negligence of persons other than authorised Fears sales or services agents, unauthorised service, or other factors not due to defects in materials or workmanship.
The warranty is void if the serial numbers or product date codes or other tracking marks have been removed, altered or obliterated.
If you have any questions or customer service enquiries relating to your new Fears watch purchased through Time+Tide please contact our Customer Service team at firstname.lastname@example.org or via +61 3 4422 2044.
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