Brunswick Brown Dial Watch
Year produced: 2021
Numbers produced: 5
Hand built in Britain in a limited run of only five watches, to celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the original founding of the company in 1846.
Graceful and complex, like the other members of the Brunswick family, this 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.
On the solid caseback of the Brunswick Brown is our 175th Anniversary logo, laser engraved to give it a three-dimensional look with a brown hue complimenting the dial on the other side. Also engraved is the edition number, identifying each watch as part of this limited run.
DIALThe Brunswick Brown features a Burnt Ochre dial that undergoes an extraordinary 59 production processes to achieve its multi-tone colour, which we call Burnt Ochre.
Part of this involves the dial receiving a galvanic coating of Rhodium, followed by a clear lacquer featuring pigment with a bespoke shade of brown. Along with the hand-brushed ring where the numerals sit, these combine to give the effect of an almost wood-like finish.
The numerals and alternate dots, which are applied to the dial by hand, are machined from brass and mirror polished before being hand painted in cream enamel, reminiscent of a 1930s British range cooker. The result is a smooth yet bold juxtaposition with the dial tone.
HANDSThe Brunswick Brown’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 painted in the same cream enamel 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.
The Brunswick Brown comes with three straps, each of which gives the watch a different and distinctive look.
- Bund strap: having its origins in military aviation, this style of strap features an extra band of leather between the watch case and the skin. This strap is handmade in Belgium from European Buffalo nubuck, giving a soft texture, and is a rich, chocolate brown, with a contrasting ivory stitch; these two colours match the dial, numerals, and hands, bringing them out. The strap is lined in Fears Blue Alcantara and has a Fears pipette laser engraved on the buckle.
- NATO strap: made of Nylon, in a seatbelt weave, this strap has a smooth, comfortable finish, and a tone of brown that complements the dial beautifully, along with brushed stainless steel hardware.
- Classic strap: the watch also comes with one of our Mink Brown straps. Handmade in Belgium out of supple goat’s leather from the Madras region of India, it has a subtle grain and warm colour.
With quick release spring bars, these straps, along with all the others in our range, can easily be interchanged, without tools.
Shorter Strap? We are able to supply the watch with shorter versions of the straps instead, simply contact us after having made your purchase to let us know and we’ll ensure shorter versions of the straps are included with the watch.
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.
These watches also have an edition number, engraved on the caseback, which identifies them as one of a limited production run of just five watches.
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.
316L Stainless Steel. Polished & Spun (brushed) finished. Screw down bezel & case back. Polished 'onion' shape crown.
Solid case back. 316L Stainless Steel. Spun (brushed) with polished rim. Laser engraved with 175th Anniversary emblem and edition number.
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
Burnt Ochre. Rhodium galvanic coating with bespoke brown clear lacquer. Sunken subsidiary seconds counter at 6 o’clock with vertical brushing (by hand) to outer ring and matte finish to the centre & index ring. Polished and hand-painted hand-applied alternate Arabic numerals in Enamel Cream.
Made in Germany
Laser cut from steel, bevelled & polished by hand and hand-painted in Enamel Cream.
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.|
Supplied with three straps:
Nubuck Buffalo made in Europe
Nato strap made in Hong Kong
|Limited to 5 pieces. Each individually numbered.|
SHIPPINGWe offer complimentary worldwide shipping on all watch orders. Local duties and taxes will need to be paid where applicable.
UK (2 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)
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 Brunswick watches purchased 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.