Brunswick 40 Opaline Silver
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.
- Case: 40 mm, stainless steel, brushed and polished, 20mm lug width
- Dial: Silver white colour, with black and red printing and hand applied numerals
- Strap: 5-link, stainless steel bracelet with screw links and butterfly clasp / Bristol black, Bristol calf leather, handmade
- Movement: ETA 2824-2, time only, decorated rotor, automatic winding
- Water Resistance: 150 metres (15 ATM)
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.
The Brunswick 40 Silver features an Opaline Silver dial with a bright finish created using a coating of 99.9% pure silver.
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- A genuine Opaline finish using a traditional method of polishing with straw that results in a bright frosted effect, which the numerals are hand riveted to.
The ‘Edwin’ numerals are milled from a block of brass before being diamond polished and then coated in black gold, giving them a warm, grey/black 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.
Look out for the tiny red triangle at 12 o’clock. A subtle reference to several pieces in the Fears Archive.
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 black gold that perfectly matches the polished 3D numerals.
The seconds hand is hand-painted in a deep red, matching the red triangle at 12 o’clock. Historically Fears watches with a central seconds hand had this hand painted red to aid with timing of medical and sporting events.
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 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.
Each Brunswick 40 Silver can be paired with a handmade Bristol Leather strap in Bristol Black. This premium strap uses calf leather that has been vegetable tanned in Britain’s oldest vegetable tannery, Bristol’s Thomas Ware & Sons. Its stainless steel pin buckle is subtly engraved with our ‘Fears’ logo. The Brunswick 40 is designed to fit all of the straps in our range, which you can easily fit yourself without tools.
Each watch we make carries a unique serial number. Engraved between the 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 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.
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.
316L Stainless Steel. Polished & spun (brushed) finished. Screw down bezel & case back. Polished, screw-down & signed 'onion' shape crown.
Solid case back. 316L Stainless Steel. Spun (brushed) with polished rim.
40 mm x 40 mm, 46.5 mm lug-to-lug, 20 mm lug width (depth 11.90 mm to top of domed sapphire glass).
Made in Hong Kong
Top-grade ETA 2824-2 automatic winding mechanical, finished with Côtes de Genève and decorated rotor weight. 40 hour power reserve.
Date mechanism removed and two-position 'click' fitted.
Made in Switzerland
Finished / Modified in UK
Dial size: 33 mm / 1.3 inch
Opaline Silver. 99.9% pure silver plating. Opaline finish to surface, with sunken central section featuring fine CNC milled concentric guilloché pattern. Two colour printing. CNC milled and diamond polished ‘Edwin’ Arabic numerals, coated in Black Gold and hand applied.
Made in Germany
CNC milled from brass, bevelled & diamond polished. Black gold plated with red painted seconds hand.
Made in Germany
Sapphire Crystal front with ARdur® anti-reflective coating on both sides.
Made in Hong Kong
Coated in Switzerland
|Hours and minutes with central seconds.|
150m (15 ATM)
Strap / Bracelet
Bespoke 5-link bracelet in stainless steel, dual finishing with polished and brushed elements. Butterfly clasp. Easy-release spring bars.
Made in Hong Kong
Black Bristol leather, lined in Alcantara®, handmade.
Leather tanned in UK
Strap made in Belgium
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.