Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Fears bespoke wooden presentation box and paperwork. The watch comes paired The watch comes with three quick-release straps, a rich chocolate brown Short Bund strap handmade in Belgium from European Buffalo nubuck, a brown Regular NATO strap with seat belt weave and finally a Mink Brown Regular strap handmade in Belgium from Indian Madras goat's leather, the accompanying stainless steel pin buckle carries the final flourish of an engraving of the Fears pipette logo. The brown in the case back has been removed. The watch is from April 2021 and is sold in worn but great condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
Here we have a 2021 Fears Brunswick Brown 175th Anniversary, hand-built in Britain with a Limited run of just 5 pieces. A unique serial number is engraved between the lugs at 12 o’clock, this number can identify the watch's history from its master database. The inspiration for the case for this watch comes from a Fears watch originally made in 1924. Manufactured in Germany, its wonderfully curvaceous 38mm case is made from 316L stainless steel, 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, this being made in Switzerland. On the dial, numerals expertly applied by hand, capture and play with the light as you gently wind the crown to begin your day. A domed sapphire crystal sits above an incredible Fears Brunswick Brown dial, the Burnt Ochre dial undergoes an extraordinary 59 production processes to achieve its multi-tone colour, the dial is made up of a galvanic coating of Rhodium and a clear lacquer which has a bespoke shade of brown pigment. The ring of the dial on which the numerals sit is hand-brushed meaning the surface is unique to each watch, truly a masterclass in dial manufacture. Hand-applied numerals and pips marking the hours are machined from brass and polished to a mirror finish, they then receive a hand-painted cream enamel coating, this same hand-painted cream enamel coating is given to the elegant skeletal “Fears” Hands which are all finished by their expert in-house watchmakers in the UK creating depth and finishing that has rarely been seen on mass-produced, stamped hands. Watch hand production and construction is a practice performed by only a handful of British watch brands. On the reverse, we have a case back with the 175th Anniversary logo, laser engraved, the number out of 5 is also engraved at the bottom. Inside we have a hand-wound ETA 7001, 17 jewels, and 18,000 beats per hour. First introduced in the 1970s it quickly gained a reputation for being reliable. Its slim design incorporates an Incabloc shock system. Each movement is serviced and hand-finished here in Britain, applying Côtes de Genève striping and Rhodium plating, once re-assembled and thoroughly tested it receives its “Golden Pipette '' which is handmade and applied to the bridge. The watch comes with three quick-release straps, a rich chocolate brown Short Bund strap handmade in Belgium from European Buffalo nubuck, a brown Regular NATO strap with seat belt weave and finally a Mink Brown Regular strap handmade in Belgium from Indian Madras goat's leather, the accompanying stainless steel pin buckle carries the final flourish of an engraving of the Fears pipette logo. The Brunswick Brown is presented in a bespoke wooden box, crafted in Britain from English Ash, which is stained Fears Blue, and lined in genuine cream suede, the watch sits proudly on a special cushion.