Brunswick x James Porter & Son Limited Edition
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Hand built in Britain in small batches for James Porter & Son, this Brunswick is a unique collaboration to commemorate their specialist boutique in the heart of the Argyll Arcade.
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: 38 mm, stainless steel, brushed and polished, 20mm lug width
- Dial: Slate grey colour, with black printing and hand applied numerals
- Strap: Pewter grey, barenia calf leather, handmade
- Movement: ETA 7001, time only, manual winding
- Water Resistance: 100 metres (10 ATM)
- Limited Edition: 25 pieces
CASEThe Brunswick’s elegant 38mm cushion-shaped case has no flat surfaces, with even the solid caseback having a gentle sweep. The case’s glancing curves are machined from 316L stainless steel in Hong Kong, to a level usually reserved for precious metals. The depth of the polish belies the sophistication of the machinery and the skill of the operator.
The Brunswick is manually wound each day using a traditional ‘onion’-shaped winding crown. The crown’s grooves catch the light, adding a touch of radiance to the edge of the case.
DIALThe Brunswick x James Porter & Son Limited Edition features a Gunmetal Grey dial, signed James Porter & Son. This deep tone is created using galvanic plating and the addition of black pigments to the lacquer, the dial frequently undergoes a shifting transition in colour and tone, starting from light, clean grey and gradually transforming into a deep, urban black.
Expertly made in Germany, the surface of the dial features a delicate vertical brushing, applied by hand, making each dial unique and allowing it to catch the light in a beautiful, subtle way. This effect is complemented by the 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, sand-blasted, and coated in rhodium, to give a warm, grey finish. 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.
HANDSThe Brunswick’s distinctive ‘Fears’-shaped hands are precisely milled before being diamond-polished to a perfect shine. Each skeletonised hand is then carefully coated in layers of Rhodium to match the applied numerals. Highly legible even in low light conditions, they sparkle when the light catches them.
MOVEMENTThe 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.
Handmade from Barenia leather in Pewter Grey with dark grey stitching, this strap lends a more contemporary feel to the watch. The premium leather 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 logo.
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 Salmon 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.
HOW TO PURCHASE
The Fears Brunswick x James Porter & Son Limited Edition is available in a 25-piece special edition, please find out more and purchase here
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.
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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.
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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.
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