Redcliff Date (2016)
The original Fears watch
Years produced: 2016 - 2020
The first watch of the new Fears era. A pure interpretation of the Fears design ethos of graceful, yet purposeful function.
The Redcliff Date featured an elegant and slim 38mm round case. Machined from 316L stainless steel in Switzerland, the case had a high polish finish to all surfaces.
Measuring just 8.5mm thin, the Redcliff Date was designed to slip under cuffs easily with its flat sapphire crystal.
During its life, the Redcliff Date was offered in four distinctive dials colours.
At its launch in 2016, the Redcliff Date was available in Jetliner White and our own bespoke shade of Fears Blue. Both created from high-gloss lacquer with crisp black and white printing respectively.
The unique shape of the Redcliff Date’s hour markers would later become our famous ‘Pipette’ logo. The hour markers were filled with Super-LumiNova luminous material to aide reading the watch in the dark. An oversized marker at 3 o’clock drew the eye to the date window it surrounded.
In 2017 the White and Blue dials were joined by the cool and contemporary Pebble Grey, inspired by the pebble beaches of Britain. The Grey dial features a smooth, matte dial surface contrasting with the gloss of the black printing.
A year after launch, a fourth shade joined the Redcliff Date family, Passport Red. A rich, deep, glossy burgundy, the Passport Red was the dressiest of the collection and produced in a very low run of just 25 pieces.
The Redcliff Date was the first watch of the new era to feature the distinctive ‘Fears’-shaped hands. Painted in a deep, gloss black, the hour and minute hands were filled with Super-LumiNova luminous materials to help with reading the time in the dark.
The central seconds hand was painted in either black or white to match the printing and included a micro ‘Pipette’ as its counterbalance.
The Redcliff Date was powered by an all metal, Swiss made, quartz Ronda 515 movement. Supremely accurate and reliable, the Ronda 515 is powered by a mercury-free Swiss made battery.
If your watch requires a new battery then you can purchases a battery change form the Fears Service Division here.
Each Redcliff Date was paired with a strap from our Goat’s Leather strap collection. The Redcliff Date has a 20mm lug width and is designed to fit all of the straps in our range, which you can easily fit yourself without tools.
- Original Goat’s Leather straps can be purchase here.
- Straps made from other colours and materials can be purchased here.
Each watch we make carries a unique serial number. Engraved on the case back at 12 o’clock, this number helps us identify your watch and its history.
ENGRAVED PERSONAL TO YOUFears offers an engraving service whereby a watch can be made personal to its new owner. Our master hand engraver, based in London’s Mayfair, can engrave initials, a date, or a special verse on your watch.
Have your watch engraved
If you’d like to get your Redcliff Date engraved, please contact us here.