Fears

Brunswick "Midas"

£3,950 Inc. Vat

£3,291.67 Ex. Vat
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The golden Fears.
~ Pre-Order ~ 
Please note: We are currently building our 2020 Brunswick "Midas" watches, with an estimated delivery in August 2020. This is a pre-order for one of the ten watches we are making. Please contact us here if you have any questions about the pre-order.


Our flagship watch - the Brunswick “Midas”.

We hand make only ten “Midas” watches each year.
The complexity of the curvaceous case and level of hand finishing required for each watch not only takes time but also high levels of skill. Housed in an elegant 38mm cushion-shaped case inspired by a watch Fears made in 1924 - one of the most graceful shapes a watch can take.
 

Case

Starting life from a block of marine-grade Phosphor Bronze, each case is first machined before undergoing an entire day of hand-polishing by an expert watchmaker. The watchmaker’s skill results in the beautiful curves of “Midas” and gives it its brilliant shine.

The finished Bronze case then receives its “Dual-Gold” coating; first a layer of 18ct rose gold then a layer of 9ct yellow gold. These two layers of differing golds give the watch is unique warm yellow gold colour – truly special.

The "Midas" is manually wound each day using a traditional ‘onion’ shaped winding crown. Made in Switzerland, the crown’s grooves and "Dual-Gold" coating catch the light, adding a little sparkle to the edge of the case.

Dial

A watch dial can be considered the ‘face’ of the watch. The Brunswick “Midas” features a hand-polished white lacquer dial, expertly made in Germany by one of the world’s best dial makers. After the layers of white lacquer are applied and hand polished, multiple layers of crisp black ink bring the dial to life using a numeral set used by Fears in 1946.
 

Hands

“Dual-Gold” also finds its way onto ‘Fears’ shape hands, which are hand finished (pun intended) by a watchmaker giving them a depth and detail not found in mass produced, stamped watch hands. Fears is rare in making its watch hands in-house in the UK, something done by only a handful of British watch brands.
 

Movement

The “Midas” is powered by a Swiss made, manual winding ETA 7001 movement. The design of this accurate movement was first penned in the 1970s and its reliability results in it being a popular choice today. We service and finish each movement in Britain, applying a ‘stippled’ surface finish along with “Dual-Gold” plating. Once the movement has been re-assembled and thoroughly tested it then receives the ‘Golden Pipette’.
 

Strap

Each “Midas” is paired with a handmade Bristol Leather strap in Bristol Black. This premium strap uses calf leather, vegetable tanned in Britain’s oldest tannery in Bristol. The strap is fastened with a “Dual-Gold” buckle that perfectly matches the warmth of the case.

Individually Numbered

Each watch Fears makes carries a unique serial number. Engraved between the 20mm lugs at 12 o’clock, this number helps us identify your watch and its history through our master database. The serial numbers are sequential, meaning no two watches, regardless of batch, will ever carry the same number.

A truly special wrist watch.

Case

Phosphor Bronze - coated in 18ct Rose Gold & 9ct Yellow Gold. Polished & Spun (brushed) finished. Screw down bezel & case back. Polished 'onion' shape crown.

38mm x 38mm. 42mm lug-to-lug, 20mm lug width (depth 11.8mm to top of domed sapphire glass).

Made in UK

Movement

Top-grade ETA 7001 manual winding mechanical, finished with 'stippling', 'Dual-Gold' plating and a golden Fears 'Pipette'.

Made in Switerland

Finishing in UK

Dial

Dial size: 30mm / 1.18 inch

Polar White. Multiple layers of hand polished lacquer with black printing (over printed). Sunken subsidiary seconds at 6 o'clock.

Made in Germany

Hands

Laser cut from steel, bevelled & polished by hand and 'Dual-Gold' plated.

Made in UK

Glass

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

Made in Hong Kong

Coated in Switzerland

Functions

Hours, Minutes with subsidiary seconds at 6 o'clock.
Water Resistance

50m (5ATM)
Strap

Bristol Black. "Bristol Leather" tanned in Bristol by Britain's oldest vegetable tanner Thomas Ware & Sons.

Leather made in UK

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 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.
Europe & Rest of World (2-6 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.

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 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.

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