Brunswick Blue Dial Watch
The brilliant Fears watch.
Hand built in Britain in small batches.
Graceful and complex, the curvaceous Brunswick Blue 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.
CASEThe Brunswick’s elegant 38mm cushion-shaped case has only one flat surface - the rear sapphire glass. Its glancing curves are machined from 316L stainless steel in Germany, to a level usually reserved for precious metals. The depth of the polish belies 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 Blue features an extraordinary Fears Blue dial that undergoes 56 production processes. At first glance, the Germany made dial appears to have a two-tone sector layout, but when tilted it becomes a tri-tone – all from one colour.
This clever optical illusion is achieved through three layers and two surface finishes combined with a galvanic blue coating. The hand-brushed ring where the numerals sit is unique to each watch, changing colour in the light.
The numerals are applied to the dial by hand, machined from brass and mirror polished before being coated in Rhodium to give them a brilliant shine. The alternate dots receive the same treatment, catching the light perfectly. Watch the dial being made here.
HANDSThe Brunswick Blue’s distinctive ‘Fears’-shaped hands are 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 polished to a mirror shine and plated in Rhodium to match the numerals.
Fears is one of only a handful of British watch brands that construct watch hands in-house, in the UK.
MOVEMENTThe 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. Once the movement has been re-assembled and thoroughly tested, it receives Fears’ ‘Golden Pipette’, which is handmade and applied to the bridge.
Each Brunswick Blue is paired with a handmade Bristol Leather strap in Fears Blue. 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 ‘Pipette’ logo. The Brunswick is designed to fit all of the straps in our range, which you can easily fit yourself without tools.
INDIVIDUALLY NUMBEREDEach watch we make carries a unique serial number. Engraved between the 20mm 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 Blue 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. With minimal branding, the outside of the lid reveals a hidden map of Brunswick Square when held in a certain light.
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.
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 and a golden Fears 'Pipette'.
Made in Switerland
Finishing in UK
Dial size: 30mm / 1.18 inch
Fears Blue. Galvanic colour. Sunken subsidiary seconds counter at 6 o’clock with vertical brushing (by hand) to outer ring and matte finish to the centre & index ring. Two colour printing. Polished and Rhodium-plated hand-applied alternate Arabic numerals.
Made in Germany
Laser cut from steel, bevelled & polished by hand and Rhodium-plated.
Made in UK
Sapphire Crystal front and back with ARdur® anti-reflective coating (inside & outside).
Made in Hong Kong
Coated in Switzerland
|Hours, Minutes with subsidiary seconds at 6 o'clock.
Leather made 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.