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Fears Brunswick 38 Champagne

Fears Brunswick 38 Champagne

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Description

Hand built in Britain in small batches.


Graceful and complex, the curvaceous Brunswick is an exacting object to create. It takes its inspiration from a gentleman’s cushion case watch in the Fears archives, first made in 1924, and a dial colour used in the 1940s and 50s.

CASE

The Brunswick’s elegant 38mm cushion-shaped case has no flat surfaces, with even the solid case back having a gentle sweep. The case’s graceful curves are machined from 316L stainless steel in Hong Kong, to a level usually reserved for precious metals. The depth of the polish showcases the sophistication of the machinery and the skill of the operator.

The Brunswick is manually wound each day using our bespoke ‘onion’-shaped winding crown, signed with the Fears Cypher. The crown’s fine grooves catch the light, adding a touch of radiance to the edge of the case..

DIAL

The Brunswick Champagne features a gold dial which reproduces the rich colour of the famous sparkling wine. Finished with layers of real 18ct yellow gold, the dial has a warmth that complements the coolness of the steel case.

Expertly made in Germany, the surface of the watch face features a glass bead blasted finish, giving a frosted appearance with a gentle sparkle. The main surface finish is complemented by concentric circle finishing on the sunken sub-seconds at 6 o’clock.

The numerals are applied to the dial by hand, after being diamond polished to a mirror shine and coated in Black Gold, a special alloy of gold that is black in appearance. This unusual shade allows each numeral to turn from a warm silver to a brown-black with the flick of the wrist. The numerals are realised in our custom ‘Edwin’ typeface, specially designed for Fears by a horological typographer and inspired by the many different typefaces the company has used throughout its history.

HANDS

The Brunswick features iconic ‘Fears’-shaped hands expertly made in Germany. Skeletonised and finished in blue using physical vapor deposition, the colour of the hands changes from almost black to electric blue in the light.

MOVEMENT

The Brunswick is powered by a Swiss made, manual winding ETA 7001 movement. This accurate movement was first designed in the 1970s, and its reliability has ensured its continuing popularity today. Each movement features blued screws and Côtes de Genève striping.

STRAP

The Brunswick Champagne is fitted with a handmade Pewter Grey strap crafted from Barenia leather with darker grey stitching, lending a contemporary feel to the watch. The premium leather used for this strap takes its name from the village of Barr in Alsace, from where it originates. Traditionally used for saddles, this smooth calfskin leather requires a complex tanning process, known by only a small number of craftsmen. Lined in genuine Alcantara® dyed a deep shade of blue, this lining is supremely soft against the skin yet resistant against wear. The strap is fitted with a stainless steel pin buckle that is subtly engraved with our ‘Fears’ logo.

The Brunswick is designed to fit all of the straps in our range, which you can easily fit yourself without tools.

    INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED

    Each watch we make carries a unique serial number. Engraved discreetly on the case, this number helps us identify your watch and its history.

    BRITISH BOX

    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 Champagne is presented in a bespoke wooden box, crafted in Britain from English Ash, which is stained Fears Blue. Lined in genuine cream suede, the watch sits proudly on a special cushion.

    ENGRAVED PERSONAL TO YOU

    Fears offers an engraving service whereby a watch can be made personal to its new owner. We work with one of the UK's leading 3D laser engravers who can engrave initials, a date, or a special verse on your watch. Please contact us here to discuss how we can make your watch extra special.

     


    Specifications

    Brand: Fears

    Condition: New

    Case Size: 38mm

    Case Material: Stainless Steel

    Dial Colour: Other

    Colour: Silver

    Movement: Automatic

    Water Resistance: 100m

    Power Reserve (hrs): 38

    Glass: Sapphire

    Strap: Leather

    Strap Colour: Blue

    Lug Width (mm): 20

    Style / Type: Dress

    Shipping

    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

    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.

    Warranty

    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.

    Customer Service

    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 sales@timeandtidewatches.com.au or via +61 3 4422 2044.

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