Movement : Automatic Modified Sellita SW200
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : January 2023
Case Size : 40.5mm
Case Thickness : 13mm
Lug to Lug : 47mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : Manufacturer Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Fears bespoke wooden presentation box and paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original 20mm Fears Belgium handmade Burgundy Red, British calf leather, tanned in the UK, lined in Alcantara and a signed pin buckle. The watch is from January 2023 and is sold in worn condition but overall in very fair condition, as you can see from the photographs. The watch comes with its Manufacturer's Warranty.
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Here we have a 2023 Fears Christopher Ward Alliance 01 Jump Hour, a unique collaboration between two powerhouses of the British Watch & Clock Makers Alliance. The Alliance was set up in November 2020 as a Trade body representing 75 Brands across the British Isles including the Republic of Ireland, such brands as Bamford London, Christopher Ward, Fears, Farer, Elliot Brown, Isotope, Marloe Watch Company, MHD Watches, Pinion, Schofield, Studio Underdog and many others. This special watch was only available to Alliance club members in very limited numbers of just 50 watches. Engraved under the four lugs are the logos of Fears, Christopher Ward, and the Alliance and on the fourth we have the number of the watch ranging from 01-50. The elegant polished 40.5mm 316L stainless steel Brunswick case takes its inspiration for the case from a Fears watch originally made in 1924, and manufactured in Germany, it is wonderfully curvaceous, with not a flat surface to be found. The finish and depth of polishing are quite exquisite and showcase the skill and attention to detail of the German manufacturers. To facilitate daily winding the watch features a traditional “onion” shaped crown, signed with the Fears Pipette. The smooth polished bezel holds a domed sapphire crystal AR coated inside and out, above a stunning Burgundy Red matte lacquered dial. This distinctive dial is made up of an outer sunburst ring, at 12 o’clock we have the hour window in white lacquer with black ink Fears “Edwin” typeface, intersecting a frosted minute chapter ring in silver ink numerals and a polished ring surrounds the deeply engraved concentric guilloche centre with the Fears shaped” minute hand that is Rhodium plated, half mirror diamond polished and half frosted. At 12 o’clock we have the Fears motif, and at 6 o’clock “England” in silver ink completing this mesmerising dial. The light magically plays with the different surfaces as you rotate your wrist. Inside an automatic Modified Sellita SW200, this JJ01 movement has a module developed in-house by Johannes Jahnke, a former master watchmaker of Christopher Ward and is decorated with the Christopher Ward Twin Flags logo and Rhodium plated. The watch comes paired with its 20mm Fears Belgium handmade Burgundy Red, British calf leather, tanned in the UK, lined in Alcantara and a signed pin buckle, and the watch comes with its original Fears bespoke English Ash wooden presentation box stained in Fears Blue and lined in cream suede and Fears paperwork.
The future of watchmaking for the UK is bright and full of potential and this Fears & Christopher Ward Alliance 01 Jump Hour is the perfect example of that! As a lover of vintage jump hours, this release was one that peaked my attention immediately, if circumstances were different this would be staying on my wrist... So take this opportunity to add this watch to your collection before someone else does, and remember only 50 were made in total!
The year was 1846 and a young watchmaker named Edwin Fear established a workshop and showroom in his own name at 33-35 Redcliff Street in Bristol. The company Edwin Fear that he created became more and more successful and eventually, in 1866 needed to expand to their second premises, on Bristol Bridge, which served as Fears headquarters until the 1940s. During this period, the company had three different Managing Directors. Following the passing of Edwin in 1877 the business was handed down to his son, Amos Daniel Fear, who in 1908 saw the company become a limited company whilst also changing its operating name from ‘Edwin Fear’ to ’Fears Limited’. Amos also safely navigated the company through the First World War,1914-1918, after which he established an export department, called ‘Fears (Export) Limited’ at No. 14 Brunswick Square in Bristol. In late 1945, following the War, Fears moved to new premises in Clifton, Bristol, just in time to celebrate the company’s centenary in 1946 with a new watch collection. Fears continued to thrive through the post-war years until it sadly closed its doors in 1976. It was not until 40 years later in 2016 when an aspiring young apprentice watchmaker at Rolex in London, Nicholas Bowman-Scargill, who is the great-great-great-grandson of Edwin Fear, re-launched his family’s company at the SalonQP watch show on 3rd November 2016. Keeping the name ‘Fears’ he released their first wristwatch in the twenty-first century, the Redcliff. Rolling with the success of the Redcliff in 2017 they released their second wristwatch, The Brunswick, named after Brunswick Square in Bristol.