Brunswick 38 Champagne
Hand built in Britain in small batches.
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, and a dial colour used in the 1940s and 50s.
- Case: 38 mm, stainless steel, brushed and polished, 20mm lug width
- Dial: Champagne colour, with black printing and hand applied numerals
- Strap: Pewter grey, barenia calf leather, handmade / 5-link, stainless steel bracelet with screw links and butterfly clasp
- Movement: ETA 7001, time only, manual winding
- Water Resistance: 100 metres (10 ATM)
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, 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 our bespoke ‘onion’-shaped winding crown, signed with the Fears Cypher. The crown’s fine grooves catch the light, adding a touch of radiance to the edge of the case..
DIALThe Brunswick Champagne features a gold dial which reproduces the rich colour of the famous sparkling wine. Finished with layers of real 18ct yellow gold, the dial has a warmth that complements the coolness of the steel case.
Expertly made in Germany, the surface of the watch face features a glass bead blasted finish, giving a frosted appearance with a gentle sparkle. The main surface finish is complemented by 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 Black Gold, a special alloy of gold that is black in appearance. This unusual shade allows each numeral to turn from a warm silver to a brown-black with the flick of the wrist. 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 features iconic ‘Fears’-shaped hands expertly made in Germany. Skeletonised and finished in blue using physical vapor deposition, the colour of the hands changes from almost black to electric blue in the light.
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. Each movement features blued screws and Côtes de Genève striping.
Each Brunswick Champagne can be fitted with a handmade Pewter Grey strap crafted from Barenia leather with darker grey stitching, lending a contemporary feel to the watch. 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. The strap is fitted with a stainless steel pin buckle that is subtly engraved with our ‘Fears’ logo.
The Brunswick 38 is designed to fit all of the straps in our range, which you can easily fit yourself without tools.
The Brunswick 38 can also be fitted to a bespoke stainless steel 5-link bracelet with expertly brushed and polished links.
Featuring solid screw links, the bracelet has a substantial feel while the silky-smooth movement of the links ensure a comfortable fit around the wrist. The bracelet can be micro-adjusted with both the 8 mm and 6 mm links provided, ensuring a perfect fit. The bracelet is secured to the wrist using a trigger-release butterfly style clasp with the Bristol flower enamelled discreetly inside the blades.
The Brunswick 38 features a 20 mm lug width and is designed to fit all of the straps in our range. The bracelet can be removed without tools using its quick-release springbars.
The perfect fit!
We can adjust the bracelet size for you before sending it. Please contact us by email with your order number and wrist size and we’ll do the rest. We will provide any spare links in an envelope with your watch.
INDIVIDUALLY NUMBEREDEach watch we make carries a unique serial number. Engraved discreetly on the case, 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 Champagne 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 & signed 'onion' shape crown.
Solid case back. 316L Stainless Steel. Spun (brushed) with polished rim.
38mm x 38mm, 42mm lug-to-lug, 20mm lug width (depth 11.84mm to top of domed sapphire glass).
Made in Hong Kong
ETA 7001 manual winding mechanical, TOP-grade, blued screws, finished with Côtes de Genève.
Made in Switzerland
Dial size: 30mm / 1.18 inch
Champagne. 18ct Yellow Gold galvanic coating. Glass bead frosting to surface, with sunken subsidiary seconds counter at 6 o’clock. CNC milled, polished ‘Edwin’ Arabic numerals, coated in Black Gold and hand applied.
Made in Germany
Skeletonised, PVD (physical vapour deposition) blue.
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.|
100m (10 ATM)
Strap / Bracelet
Pewter Grey in Barenia calf leather, lined in Alcantara®, handmade.
Leather made in France
Strap made in Belgium
Bespoke 5-link bracelet in stainless steel, dual finishing with polished and brushed elements. Butterfly clasp. Easy-release spring bars.
Made in Hong Kong
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.