Introducing the latest member to our Redcliff family – the Fears Redcliff “Streamline”.
The Redcliff “Streamline” takes its inspiration from a popular watch from the 1946 Fears centenary range called the “Streamline”. The "Streamline" was a slim and elegant timepiece, designed to be worn on both formal and informal occasions with a clear and legible dial. The watch was available with a central seconds hand, which was an expensive option for the time, and was painted red to assist the wearer with timing things.
The new Redcliff “Streamline” features many design details from its name-sake watch. From the German made galvanised dial with an antique silver colour called ‘Forties Silver’ and vertically grained finish through to a red central seconds hand and slim brushed case.
The Fears Redcliff "Streamline" is both historic and contemporary at the same time.
SAME ORIGINAL PRICE*
*Simply adjusted for 73 years of inflation.
In 1946 the Fears “Streamline” (shown above left) retailed for £11 2s 9d which translates into £483 in modern money today.
LIMITED TO 100 PIECES
ELEGANT & COMFORTABLE
The Redcliff "Streamline" features an elegantly slim case measuring 38mm in diameter making it extremely comfortable to wear on both larger and smaller wrists.
Each Redcliff "Streamline" has been assembled by hand in the UK by highly skilled watchmakers.
This allows us to keep a closer eye on the quality control of each watch to ensure the fit and finish is perfect.
On the antique silver dial are a set of bespoke numerals that have been printed using a unique gilt tone. These numerals were used by Fears in the late 1940s and feature a distinctive 'cut 4'.
The shining gilt is outlined in a rich black that matches the black on the 'Fears' shaped hands resulting in a handsome, highly legible watch.
'FORTIES SILVER' DIAL
'Forties Silver' is the name we've given to the unique antique silver colour of the Redcliff "Streamline"s dial - somewhere between a bright silver and a warm gold.
Just like several mid-20th century Fears watches, the German-made dial’s surface features a vertical grained finish that catches the light beautifully. This subtle finish is only fully appreciated when the watch is being worn on the wrist.
The sides of the Redcliff "Streamline"s case feature a horizontal brushed finish. The contrast between the brushed and polished surfaces catch the light beautifully.
Each case is made in Switzerland before being finished in the UK by highly skilled watchmakers.
LIMITED TO 100 PIECES
RED CENTRAL SECONDS
Historically, Fears watches featuring a central seconds display would have the hand painted red to aid accurate timing.
We’ve continued this tradition with the central seconds hand painted in a rich patinaed red tone and featuring our Pipette as the counter balance.
The Fears Redcliff family of watches take their name from the street in the City of Bristol, England, where Edwin Fear first established his workshop and showroom in 1846.
All Fears Redcliff watches pay homage to the company's past with a model number starting BS1, the postcode of Redcliff Street.