Introduced in November 2019, this new timepiece featuring a blue dial is the second Brunswick model in steel from the Fears Watch Company Limited. This new watch joins the popular white dialled Brunswick in its improved second-generation case, retaining the same elegant proportions and curves of the original.
Known as the Brunswick Blue, the new watch’s dial perfectly encapsulates the Fears ethos of “Elegantly Understated”. Each dial goes through 56 different processes, resulting in a subtle yet enchanting new face to the Brunswick.
With three different layers, two colours of printing and two complementary finishes, the real beauty and detail of this dial lies in the second glance.
The Brunswick Blue’s dial’s layout is reminiscent of a 1940s Fears model, with hand-applied alternate Arabic numerals. Each numeral and cabochon is highly polished before being rhodium plated to match the rhodium plated, hand polished skeletonised Fears hands.
A volatile galvanic process, with a high failure rate, is used to create the unique Fears Blue colour. This decadently rich shade of blue combines with the hand-grained surfaces of the dial to catch the light beautifully.
The outer ring and centre of the dial are lowered and have a matt finish, along with the sunken sub-seconds. The surface around the appliques is vertically grained by hand, giving the dial a two-tone effect in the right light.
Each Brunswick Blue is hand built in the UK, made in small batches of 20 watches at a time.
The watch is fitted to a Bristol Leather strap in matching Fears Blue, made from vegetable tanned leather created in Fears’ home city of Bristol by Thomas Ware & Sons.
The Fears Brunswick Blue retails for £3,350 inc. VAT.
Model: Fears Brunswick Blue
Model Number: BS23800A
316L Stainless Steel, 38mm x 38mm cushion-shaped (depth 11.8mm to top of domed sapphire glass)
Made in Germany
Lug width: 20mm
Sapphire Crystals to front and back – both with multiple layers of anti-reflective
Top-grade ETA 7001, manual winding
17 jewels, 21,600vph (3Hz) and 40 hr power reserve
Finished with Côtes de Genève and an applied golden Fears ‘Pipette’
Fears Blue in galvanic colour
Sunken subsidiary seconds counter at 6 o’clock with vertical brushing (by hand) to outer ring and matt finish to the centre & index ring
Two colour printing
Polished and Rhodium plated hand applied alternate Arabic numerals
Made in Germany
‘Fears’ hands – skeletonised, polished and Rhodium plated
Made in the UK
Time with subsidiary seconds at 6 o’clock
2 Year guarantee from date of purchase
Fears Bristol Leather Strap – crafted from premium calf leather made in Bristol
Individually numbered, sequentially from 101
£3,350 inc. VAT
14 November 2019