The golden Fears watch.
Please note; these watches are hand-built to order in Britain, with each watch taking at least four months to complete (due to the extensive hand work required).
You can secure one with just a holding deposit, and orders placed now will be ready to ship from Summer 2024.
Graceful and complex, the curvaceous Brunswick Au is a particularly exacting object to create. It takes its inspiration from a gentleman’s cushion case watch in the Fears archives, first made in 1924, which is then realised in exquisite 18ct gold.
- Case: 38 mm, 18ct yellow gold (750), polished, 20mm lug width
- Dial: Crimson red colour, with gilt printing and hand applied numerals
- Strap: Oxblood red, Bristol calf leather, handmade
- Movement: ETA 7001, time only, manual winding
- Water Resistance: 30 metres (3 ATM)
- Built to order: 4-6 months from placing order
CASEThe Brunswick Au’s elegant 38mm cushion-shaped case is made from solid 18ct Gold. Crafted in the traditional way, entirely from this rich yellow-gold metal, its creation is a process requiring great skill, and the graceful curves of each watch case take over 100 hours to shape and polish.
The case and the solid caseback each bear hallmarks from the London Assay Office, and, following a Fears tradition, these comprise the initials of the Managing Director when the watch was built, in this case: ‘NBS’ for our (4th) Managing Director, Nicholas Bowman-Scargill.
The Brunswick Au is manually wound each day using a traditional ‘onion’-shaped winding crown, also made from solid Gold, and into which is set a D-colour, flawless diamond, which on Fears watches signifies a case made entirely from precious metal.
DIALThe Brunswick Au features a Crimson Red toned dial, along with delicate, vertical brushing, applied by hand, making each watch unique. At six o’clock is the sunken sub-seconds, finished in concentric circles.
The numerals receive their own are expertly gold-plated, before being applied by hand, and these, together with the finishing of the dial, create, in the right light, the illusion of a shimmering deep burgundy colour..
The elegant, classic set of numerals was designed specially for Fears by a horological typographer, inspired by the many different typefaces Fears has used throughout its history.
HANDSThe Brunswick Au’s hands follow the same distinctive Fears shape used on other models but are represented in solid rather than skeletonized form. Each hand is made of solid Gold before and bevelled by hand.
MOVEMENTThe Brunswick Au 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 new movement is fully dismantled before the bridges are re-shaped and finished with a linear grain before the movement is re-assembled and thoroughly tested.
Each Brunswick Au undergoes 250 hours of timings checks and tests before being signed off.
The Brunswick Au comes on a hand sewn strap, made using Calf Leather with contrasting champagne-gold coloured stitching and a Fears Blue Alcantara® lining. The strap is fastened by a hand-made, solid Gold pin buckle, whose shape mirrors the silhouette and cross section of the watch’s case.
The watch is also designed to fit all of the straps in our range, which you can easily fit yourself without tools.
Shorter Strap? We are able to supply the Brunswick Au with a shorter version of the strap, simply contact us after having placed your order to let us know and we’ll ensure a shorter version of the strap is fitted to the watch.
INDIVIDUALLY NUMBEREDEach watch we make carries a unique serial number. Engraved between the 20mm lugs at 12 o’clock, this number helps us 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 Au is presented in a bespoke wooden box, stained Fears Blue, and is lined in genuine cream suede; the watch sits proudly on a special cushion.
BUILT FOR YOU
Due to the complexity and extensive hand work required to build the Brunswick Au, it is a limited production model, with a maximum of four being built in a year, each of which is built specially to order. Please allow four months for your watch to be built.
18ct Gold. Polished finished. Screw down solid case back. Polished 18ct Gold 'onion' shape crown, set with a D-colour, flawless diamond.
38mm x 38mm, 42mm lug-to-lug, 20mm lug width (depth 12.12mm to top of domed sapphire glass).
Made in the UK & hallmarked by the London Assay Office with the Fears hallmark
Top-grade ETA 7001 manual winding mechanical.
Made in Switzerland
Finishing in the UK
Dial size: 30mm / 1.18 inch
Burgundy Red galvanic coating. Vertical brushing (by hand) to surface, with sunken subsidiary seconds counter at 6 o’clock. CNC milled, polished and sand blasted ‘Edwin’ Arabic numerals, gold-plated and hand applied.
Made in Germany
Solid gold, bevelled and then finished with both polished and frosted surfaces by hand.
Made in UK
Sapphire Crystal with ARdur® anti-reflective coating (inside & outside).
Made in Hong Kong
Coated in Switzerland
|Hours, Minutes with subsidiary seconds at 6 o'clock.
Oxblood Red. Made from Calf Leather with contrasting champagne coloured stitching and Fears Blue Alcantara® lining.
Alcantara® made in Italy
Strap hand-sewn in Belgium
18ct Gold pin buckle, shaped to mirror the Brunswick case shape.
Made in the UK & hallmarked by the London Assay Office with the Fears hallmark
SHIPPINGWe offer complimentary worldwide shipping on all watch orders. Local duties and taxes will need to be paid where applicable.
UK (2-5 days)All watches are sent using DHL Express. Insured and tracked, you’ll be sent the Airway Bill tracking reference after the watch is dispatched. We track all orders until they arrive safely with you.
EU (4-7 days)
All watches are sent using DHL Express. Insured and tracked, you’ll be sent the Airway Bill tracking reference after the watch is dispatched. We track all orders until they arrive safely with you.
Rest of World (2-10 days)All watches are sent using DHL Express. Insured and tracked, you’ll be sent the Airway Bill tracking reference after the watch is dispatched. We track all orders until they arrive safely with you.
If you are unhappy with your Fears watch for any reason, you have up to 14 days from receiving it to return or exchange it. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss returning the watch.
RETURNS & EXCHANGES
Please note: Returns are only accepted for items purchased directly from the Fears Watch Company Limited. For items purchased from an Authorised Stockist, please contact them to arrange a return in accordance with their returns policy. Items must be returned in new, unused, and saleable condition, with the complete original packaging, literature, and accessories. Returns not received in this manner may be sent back to the customer.
All Fears wristwatches purchase directly from the Fears Watch Company Limited and Authorised Fears Stockists come with a Fears Guarantee (the ‘Guarantee’). The Guarantee is valid for two years from the original date of purchase as recorded in the Fears WatchBook issued with your Fears watch. Any claims made under the Guarantee require proof of purchase and sight of the Fears WatchBook. In the first instance a fault with the Fears watch will be repaired free of charge or, if the watch is not able to be repaired, it will be replaced with a Fears watch of a similar model.
The Guarantee covers defects in materials or mechanical failure of the case, crystal (glass), watch movement, dial, and hands during the two-year period.
The Guarantee does not cover:
- defects in materials of the strap or buckle;
- pre-owned watches not sold directly by the Fears Watch Company Limited or by an Authorised Fears Stockist;
- damage due to general wear and tear and ageing of the watch;
- damage due to abnormal storage;
- damage due to the watch not being operated in accordance with the user instructions;
- damage caused by normal use, accidents or misuse; damage caused by contact with moisture or water; or
- any alterations or repairs conducted by anyone other than Fears or those recommended by Fears.
To ensure the reliable running of your Fears watch for years to come, please do not engage anyone other than Fears or those recommended by Fears to conduct servicing, repair, or engraving. The Guarantee becomes void in the event of servicing, repair, or engraving by any person other than Fears or those recommended by Fears.
The Guarantee does not in any way affect your rights against Fears nor any other mandatory statutory rights you may have.