Brunswick 'Jubilee Edition'
Created to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, 1952 – 2022.
ONLY AVAILABLE IN 2022
Though not a limited edition, the Brunswick ‘Jubilee Edition’ is only being made and sold during the Jubilee year of 2022. This watch makes a perfect souvenir of this special, once-in-a-lifetime occasion, we are currently selling watches for a batch which will be shipping in November 2022.
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.
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 Germany, 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 a traditional ‘onion’-shaped winding crown. Made in Switzerland, the crown’s grooves catch the light, adding a touch of radiance to the edge of the case.
DIALThe Brunswick ‘Jubilee Edition’ features a Royal Purple dial, which perfectly replicates this historic colour closely associated with royalty. The regal tone is created using a special kind of lacquer with different drops of pigment added to achieve the exact desired tone.
Expertly made in Germany, the surface of the dial features a light-catching sunburst finish radiating from the centre. This finish works with the rich tones of the Royal Purple lacquer to make different segments of the dial shine lighter and darker. 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 to a mirror shine and coated in Rhodium. Each numeral, with its bright silver colour, has the appearance of a small ingot of precious metal resting on the dial’s colourful surface. 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.
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. We service and finish each movement in Britain, with Côtes de Genève striping and Rhodium plating.
Each Brunswick ‘Jubilee Edition’ comes with two straps as standard:
Handmade from Bristol Leather, vegetable tanned in Royal Purple with contrasting Platinum-coloured stitching. This premium strap uses calf leather that has been made in Britain’s oldest vegetable tannery, Thomas Ware & Sons of Bristol. 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 ‘Pipette’ logo.
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 ‘Pipette’ logo.
The Brunswick 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 discreetly on the case back, this number helps to identify your watch and its history.
The case back features a special engraving marking The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Included in this engraving is the watch’s unique edition number.
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 ’Jubilee Edition’ 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.
316L Stainless Steel. Polished & Spun (brushed) finished. Screw down bezel & case back. Polished 'onion' shape crown.
Solid case back. 316L Stainless Steel. Spun (brushed) with polished rim. Engraved with Edition Number.
38mm x 38mm, 42mm lug-to-lug, 20mm lug width (depth 11.25mm to top of domed sapphire glass).
Made in Germany
Top-grade ETA 7001 manual winding mechanical, finished with Côtes de Genève.
Made in Switzerland
Finishing in UK
Dial size: 30mm / 1.18 inch
Royal Purple. Purple lacquered colour. Sunburst brushing to surface, with sunken subsidiary seconds counter at 6 o’clock. CNC milled and diamond polished ‘Edwin’ Arabic numerals, coated in Rhodium and hand applied.
Made in Germany
Milled, diamond polished and coated in Rhodium.
Made in Germany
Sapphire Crystal front with ARdur® anti-reflective coating (inside & outside).
Made in Hong Kong
Coated in Switzerland
|Hours, Minutes with subsidiary seconds at 6 o'clock.|
Royal Purple in Bristol made calf leather, lined in Alcantara®, handmade.
Leather made in UK
Strap made in Belgium
Pewter Grey in Barenia calf leather, lined in Alcantara®, handmade.
Leather made in France
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 Royal Mail Special Delivery. Insured and tracked, you’ll be sent the 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.