Fears

Garrick

$24,078 Inc. Vat

$20,065 Ex. Vat

The superlative Fears watch.

 

SHIPPING IN JULY 2023
The Fears Garrick watch involves a considerable amount of hand-making and hand-finishing and as such they are made in very small batches. We are currently selling watches from a batch which will be shipping in July 2023.

 

Made in partnership with Garrick Watch Co. 

The result of three years of painstaking design, development and testing is a hand-made watch of exceptional quality and refinement, containing details and flourishes found on haute horology timepieces.

CASE

The Fears Garrick’s curvaceous 42mm case is made and finished in Garrick’s Norfolk workshops and uses lines with delicate flares which ensure it wears extremely elegantly. The curved sides of the meticulously polished 904L stainless steel case help the slender watch slip easily under a shirt cuff.

Slim as well as curvaceous, the watch sits close to the wrist with turned down lugs ensuring a comfortable fit on all sizes of wrist.

The Fears Garrick is manually wound each day using a bespoke crown that gives a controlled feel to the precise wind.

DIAL

The Fears Garrick features an Old English White dial, with a fine matt texture that is reminiscent of traditional paper. This clean, smooth, bright surface is the base for the many minute design details that combine to give the Fears Garrick its technical feel.

Deep glossy black printing is combined with seven lines of blood red on the power reserve display at 2 o’clock. These lines represent the moment when the watch’s main spring has wound down. Across from this display at 10 o’clock is the running seconds, which is sunken into the dial with a crisp diamond cut bevel around its edge that is coated in precious Rhodium to draw the eye. This same effect is replicated on the opening at 6 o’clock where the movement’s balance is visible as it rotates back and forth.

Applied by hand to the dial’s surface are the diamond-cut numerals, produced in our bespoke ‘Edwin’ typeface. Each numeral is treated like a precious gem in its cutting and polishing before receiving a coat of Black Gold, a special, warm alloy that changes in the light.

HANDS

The Fears Garrick features the distinctive ‘Fears’-shaped hands, which are hand-finished by a watchmaker, giving them a depth and detail not found in mass-produced, stamped watch hands. Each set of hands is subtly skeletonised before being thermally blued by flame. This traditional method of thermally hardening the steel results in a unique shade of blue that turns from almost black to electric blue in the light.

Fears is one of only a handful of British watch brands that construct watch hands in-house, in the UK.

MOVEMENT

Visible through the Fears Garrick’s exhibition case back is the exclusive, manual winding Garrick UT-G04 movement. Based on the Garrick UT-G01 that was presented in 2017, this iteration of the movement features a power reserve indicator at 2 o’clock.

Exclusive to Garrick, the UT-G04 is hand finished to an exceptional level in the Garrick workshop in Norwick. Visible on both sides of the movement are six screwed chatons (with a further three hidden beneath the dial), an indication of its refined execution. The screwed chatons contrast beautifully with the bridges and plates they are fixed upon, which have been hand frosted with polished bevelled edges. The dark shade of the Rhodium plating provides a stylish contrast to the otherwise classic English appearance, and gives a contemporary feel to the movement's details.

Visible through the case back are the two screwed cocks along with the Garrick click. This gracious click ensures a precise and satisfying wind when the movement is powered by hand. All finished to an exacting standard by expert hands.

The balance wheel, made from Garrick’s exclusive alloy Sircumet, is positioned dial side and features a free sprung balance. This type of balance has its timing regulated with the adjustment of timing screws, effectively altering the moment of inertia. The benefits of this system include superior rate stability and less susceptibility to positional influence. In this instance, the timing screws are positioned in-board, mitigating air turbulence and thus aiding precision.

STRAP

The Fears Garrick is paired with a handmade strap in Fears Blue. Hand sewn in England, this premium strap uses calf leather that has been vegetable tanned in Britain’s oldest vegetable tannery, Thomas Ware & Sons of Bristol. The watch is fastened by a stainless steel pin buckle that is both polished and brushed before being subtly engraved.

Alternative straps are available. When ordering we can discuss the options available for making a bespoke strap to accompany your watch.

    INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED

    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.

    BRITISH BOX

    For decades Fears presented watches in a dark blue box with a cream-coloured lining. We are delighted to continue this tradition today.

    The Fears Garrick is presented in a bespoke wooden box, crafted in Britain from English Ash featuring marquetry before being stained in our bespoke Fears Blue colour. Lined in genuine cream suede, the watch sits proudly on a special cushion.

    Case

    904L stainless steel.

    42mm, 49mm lug-to-lug, 22mm lug width, 10mm depth.

    Exhibition case back with Sapphire crystal with ARdur® Swiss anti-reflective coating on inside and outside.

    Made in the UK

    Movement

    Garrick calibre UT-G04 manual wound mechanical movement. 19 jewels, 18,000 vph (2.5 Hz), 45 hr power reserve.

    In-house free-sprung Trinity balance – tested and regulated to ensure a daily variance of +5 seconds. Sircumet balance wheel. Screwed and hand-polished chatons. Rhodium-plated with black polished bridges. Hand frosted finish.

    Finishing in the UK

    Dial

    Dial size: 35.50mm / 1.4 inch

    Old English White. Paper-like matt white finish. Rhodium bevelled edges to running seconds at 10 o’clock and balance opening at 6 o’clock. Hand-applied, diamond polished ‘Edwin’ numerals, coated in Black Gold. Black and Red printing.

    Made in Germany

    Hands

    Laser cut from steel, bevelled & polished by hand and thermally blued.

    Made in the UK

    Glass

    Sapphire Crystal with ARdur® anti-reflective coating (inside & outside).

    Made in Hong Kong

    Coated in Switzerland

    Functions

    Time: Hours, Minutes with subsidiary Seconds at 10 o’clock.

    Power Reserve indicator at 2 o’clock.

    Water Resistance

    100m (10ATM)
    Strap

    Fears Blue. "Bristol Leather" tanned in Bristol by Britain's oldest vegetable tanner Thomas Ware & Sons and Fears Blue Alcantara® lining.

    Leather made in UK

    Alcantara® made in Italy

    Strap hand-sewn in the UK

    Alternative straps are available upon request

    SHIPPING
    We 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)
    Please be aware that local duties and taxes will need to be paid prior to delivery. You will not be charged UK VAT tax (20%) on your order, this is calculated at checkout. If you have any questions about shipping to the EU please don't hesitate to contact us here.
    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.

    RETURNS & EXCHANGES
    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 sales@fearswatches.com to discuss returning the watch.

    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.

    The Fears Guarantee is valid for two years from date of purchase.

    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.

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