Fears

Archival 1930 ‘Perpétuel Edition’

$7,249.20 Inc. Vat

$6,041 Ex. Vat

The Perpétuel Edition.

Please note; at the time of writing there may still be the final few pieces remaining, please make contact with Perpétuel Gallery if you are interested in securing one.

The Fears Archival 1930 ‘Perpétuel Edition’ is a captivating fusion, bringing together raised, hand-applied numerals with exquisite finishing in an Eastern Arabic type set.

It's an exciting venture, creating something entirely new by combining the British Racing Green of the United Kingdom with Eastern Arabic numerals and acts as a delightful homage to our cherished Middle Eastern partners, Perpétuel.

The watch is available to purchase directly from the Perpétuel Gallery.
  • Case: 40 x 22 mm, stainless steel, brushed and polished, 20mm lug width
  • Dial: British Racing Green colour, with Eastern Arabic appliques
  • Strap: Green, premium barenia calf leather, handmade
  • Movement: ETA 2360, time only, manual winding
  • Water Resistance: 30 metres (3 ATM)
  • Limited Edition: 25 pieces total

The Archival 1930 'Perpétuel Edition' involves a considerable amount of work on new-old-stock movements and hand-finishing and this model is a proportional recreation of an art deco watch Fears made in 1930.

True to the original, each watch features an original vintage movement. With its elegant form it is a perfect luxury rectangular watch for men or women.

CASE

The slim, rectangular case has the same elegant proportions as the original from 1930. The new watch has been increased in size a little while maintaining all the important ratios of the original to suit modern tastes. The case is expertly machined from 316L Stainless Steel, in Germany, to a level usually reserved for precious metals.

This precisely milled case is then finished in a combination of linearly brushed and highly polished surfaces. This long, slim watch sits comfortably on the wrist thanks to its curved profile. Just like the 1930 original, both the crystal and case back have a matching curvature that follows the contours of the wrist perfectly.

The tip of the winding crown, used to wind the watch each day, is deeply engraved with the Fears ‘pipette’ logo.

DIAL

A similar dial layout to our Archive-inspired original, with its distinctive Art Deco design but that blends the timeless British Racing Green with the understated elegance shared by Perpétuel

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.

The numerals are applied to the dial by hand, after being diamond-polished to a mirror shine and coated in Rhodium and for the first time in Fears history, the numerals are in Eastern Arabic in homage to our Middle-Eastern partners.

HANDS

Expertly milled before being diamond polished, the solid ‘Fears-shaped’ hands feature a central bevel down their length and are coated in polished rhodium. The bevelled edges will catch the light brilliantly, allowing the time to be read easily.

MOVEMENT

The Archival 1930 'Perpétuel Edition' is powered by an original ‘new old stock’ movement that Fears used in the past. The ETA 2360 movements date back to the 1960s and having never been used previously have undergone a full rebuild and reconditioning in the workshop while receiving an upgraded mainspring to improve reliability.

Please note
We expect timekeeping to be within +/-20 seconds a day, in-keeping with the original specification of the movement.

STRAP

The Archival 1930 'Perpétuel Edition' is fitted with a handmade British Racing Green strap crafted from a premium Barenia leather with tonal stitching and fold-over edges that gives this watch an even more luxurious and contemporary feel.

The premium leather used for this strap 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. This strap is finished with 

Fears' new bespoke pin buckle (featuring the Fears Cypher). 

Customise

You can customise your Archival 1930 'Perpétuel Edition' with any strap designed for a 20mm lug width, including any strap from our range, which you can easily fit yourself without tools.

INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED

As with all Fears, each Archival 1930 'Perpétuel Edition' carries a unique serial number. In addition to this each watch is engraved to signify it is the 'Perpetuel Edition' and is numbered individually out of 25.

AMOS BOX

The Archival 1930 'Perpétuel Edition' is presented in a slim, rectangular, wooden box made of solid ash and stained in our bespoke Fears Blue colour. This luxury box was inspired by traditional slim Fears watch boxes used in the past, in which the watch lay flat. Recognising the companies heritage, we called this box the Amos, after the 2nd and 3rd Managing Directors.

The top of the box is discretely engraved with the Fears logo and features a gentle bevel around its edges, whilst the interior is lined in genuine cream suede. The box is secured by a polished chrome push button, keeping your watch safe and secure.

With this being a Fears Limited Edition, it comes with a special outer box and sleeve that match the owners card and are unique to this collaboration.

HOW TO PURCHASE

The Fears Archival 1930 'Perpétuel Edition' is available in a 25-piece special edition, please find out more and purchase here

Perpétuel Gallery
GV01, Podium Level
Gate Village, DIFC
Dubai
United Arab Emirates


info@perpetuel.com

Case

316L stainless steel, rectangular-shape. Linear grain and polished finishes. Closed caseback.

40mm x 22mm, 20mm lug width (depth 8.54mm curved front and back).

Made in Germany

Movement

New-Old-Stock, ETA 2360, circa 1968, manual winding, 17 jewels, 18,000vph (2.5Hz) and 40 hr power reserve. Fitted with an upgraded main spring.

Made in Switzerland

Reconditioned and serviced in the UK

Dial

Dial size: 30.30mm x 18.80mm / 1.19 inch x 0.74 inch

British Racing Green. Galvanic coating with clear protective varnish. Vertical brushing (by hand) to surface, white printing.

CNC milled and diamond polished Eastern Arabic numerals, coated in Rhodium and hand applied.

Made in Germany

Hands

Machine milled, bevelled and rhodium polished.

Made in Germany

Glass

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

Made in Hong Kong

Coated in Switzerland

Functions
Hours & Minutes.
Water Resistance
30m (3ATM)
Strap

British Racing Green in Barenia calf leather (with foldover edges), lined in Alcantara®, handmade.

Leather made in France

Strap made in Belgium

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 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)
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.

We now also offer FedEx as an option for shipments to the US.

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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