Fears x Christopher Ward
Fears Christopher Ward : Alliance 01
Created in partnership with fellow British brand Christopher Ward for the Alliance of British Watch & Clockmakers.
£3,950 inc. VAT
£3,291.67 ex. VAT
AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY TO ALLIANCE CLUB MEMBERS
The Fears Christopher Ward: Alliance 01 is available exclusively to Club members of the Alliance of British Watch and Clock Makers. 100% of the profits from the sale will be donated to the Alliance to fund its efforts in supporting and promoting British watch and clock making around the world.
The watch is limited to 50 pieces only.
Please note: Any watches purchased by non-Club members will be automatically refunded and the order cancelled.
Shipping week commencing 13th February 2023
Graceful and complex, the curvaceous Alliance 01’s Brunswick case 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 Alliance 01’s elegant 40.5 mm 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 traditional ‘onion’-shaped winding crown is made in Germany. Hand-polished and signed with the the Fears ‘Pipette’ logo, the crown beautifully complements the case's curves.
The Alliance 01 features a Burgundy Red dial with a rich, deep red reminiscent of a fine wine. The special matte lacquer plays with the light as the three surface finishes beneath shine through.
Expertly made, the surface of the dial features a concentric guilloche engraved deeply in the central minute section, with a frosted outer section for the chapter ring. Beyond this, the outer dial area has a delicate sunburst finish, pushing outwards towards the edges of the dial. Minimal printing in silver ink complements the richness of the dial finishing perfectly.
As a ‘jump hour’ watch there are no hour numerals on the dial, instead the hour is displayed via a window at 12 o’clock. The disc displaying these numerals is coated in a bright white lacquer before the hours are printed in glossy black ink in Fears bespoke ‘Edwin’ typeface. The hour window and the chapter ring are surrounded by hand-applied silver rings. Each ring is machined with bevels before being finished by hand with brushed and polished surfaces. These multiple finishes catch the light while mirroring the polished bezel surrounding the crystal.
With the hours displayed neatly in a window, only one hand is required for telling the time. The ‘Fears-shaped’ minute hand includes dual-finishing with half the hand polished to a mirror shine while the other half is frosted. These two finishes ensure perfect legibility at all angles, even in low light conditions.
The Alliance 01 is powered by a Swiss made, automatic winding JJ01 movement with a module developed in-house by Johannes Jahnke, Christopher Ward’s former master watchmaker. Powered by a Sellita SW200, this movement is incredibly accurate, having been regulated to Chronometer grade. Decorated with the Christopher Ward twin-flags design and Rhodium plating.
The Alliance 01 comes on a matching Burgundy Red strap, using leather that is bespoke tanned by 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 a 1930’s Fears logo.
The Alliance 01 is designed to fit all 20 mm straps, including all the straps in our range, which you can easily fit yourself without tools.
Each watch we make carries a unique serial number. Engraved discreetly between the lugs at 12 o’clock, this number helps to identify your watch and its history.
Discreetly engraved on the underside of the four lugs are the logos of Fears, Christopher Ward, the Alliance and on the fourth the edition number of the watch ranging from 01-50.
For decades, Fears presented watches in a dark blue box with a cream-coloured lining. We are delighted to continue this tradition today.
The Alliance 01 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. Underside of lugs engraved with three logos and limited edition number: 01 - 50.
40.5 mm x 40.5 mm, 47 mm lug-to-lug, 20 mm lug width, depth 12.8 mm to top of domed sapphire glass.
Made in Germany
Sellita SW200 25 Jewel, Module JJ01 'jump hour', automatic winding mechanical, finished with Christopher Ward 'twin-flags' and decorated rotor weight. 38 hour power reserve.
Made in Switzerland
Dial size: 33 mm / 1.3 inch
Burgundy Red. Sunburst outer finish with concentric guilloché centre. Polished, bevelled, Rhodium-plated chapter ring. Silver printing.
White rotating, hour disc, with 'Edwin' Arabic numerals in black printing.
Made in Switzerland
‘Fears’ minute hand – Bevelled, diamond polished and frosted. Rhodium plated.
Made in Switzerland
Sapphire Crystal front with ARdur® anti-reflective coating inside & outside.
Made in Hong Kong
Coated in Switzerland
|Hours (jump hour) and Minutes.
|100 m (10 ATM)
Burgundy Red, British calf leather, lined in Alcantara®, handmade.
Leather tanned in the 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 email@example.com 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.