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Fears Brunswick 'Aurora'

Fears Brunswick 'Aurora'

Regular price $7,200.00 AUD
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The spectacular 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.

  • Case: 40mm, stainless steel, brushed and polished, 20mm lug width
  • Dial: Blue-tinted mother of pearl, with white printing and hand applied numerals
  • Strap: Aegean Blue, buffalo nubuck, handmade / 5-link, stainless steel bracelet with screw links and butterfly clasp
  • Movement: ETA 2824-2, time only, decorated rotor, automatic winding
  • Water Resistance: 150 metres (15 ATM)

CASE

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, 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.

DIAL

The Brunswick 'Aurora' is the first mother of pearl dial to appear on a Fears watch in our 177-year history. Each dial is crafted from two pieces of Pinctada Maxima (mother of pearl from the rarest oyster pearl shells) with each section hand-tinted on its underside to achieve a special and unique shade of blue that highlights the natural iridescence of the material.

Expertly made in Germany, the surface of the dial is on two levels cut to different heights (a subtle difference that creates a huge distinction in how the light plays with the dial). These dials are painstakingly formed by hand using mother of pearl originating from some of the worlds highest quality, rarest and most sought-after pearl oysters.

The hand-applied numerals are milled from a block of brass before being diamond polished and then coated in rhodium. 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.

Please note

Due the nature of these dials each is entirely unique and will vary slightly from the images shown. The Managing Director has personally checked all the mother of pearl dials we use to ensure each maintains the same level of beauty and brilliant in their natural iridescence.

HANDS

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 with a coating of rhodium that perfectly matches the polished 3D numerals.

MOVEMENT

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.

STRAP

The Brunswick 'Aurora' is offered on a beautiful Aegean Blue Buffalo Nubuck strap, that perfectly compliments the rich blue of the discs of mother of pearl used for the dial.

This leather, sourced from the Himalayas, has been tanned in the same way traditional way it has been for centuries, using organic materials (and not modern techniques that utilise chemicals). It is not stretched during the tanning process, so is thicker more hard-wearing as a result.

Retaining the same durability of buffalo leather but paired the similar napped and velvety texture of suede, this makes for a strap that has it all; beauty, ruggedness and an luxurious feel. 

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.

Customise

You can customise your Brunswick 40 with any strap designed for a 20mm lug width, including any strap from the Fears range, which you can easily fit yourself without tools.

BRACELET

The Brunswick 40 can be 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 our 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.

INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED

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.

AMOS BOX

The entire Fears core collection is now presented in a slim, rectangular, wooden box made of solid ash and stained in our bespoke Fears Blue colour. This luxury box was inspired by traditional slim Fears watch boxes used in the past, in which the watch lay flat. Recognising the companies heritage, we called this box the Amos, after the 2nd and 3rd Managing Directors.

The top of the box is discretely engraved with the Fears logo and features a gentle bevel around its edges, whilst the interior is lined in genuine cream suede. The box is secured by a polished chrome push button, keeping your watch safe and secure.

Specifications

Brand: Fears

Condition: New

Case Size: 40.0 mm

Case Material: Stainless Steel

Dial Colour: Mother of Pearl

Colour: Silver / Grey

Movement: Automatic

Water Resistance: 150 m

Power Reserve: 40 hrs

Glass: Sapphire

Style / Type: Dress

Strap: Bracelet

Lug width: 20 mm

Strap colour: Silver / Grey

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 or via +61 3 4422 2044.

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