FEARS Brunswick 40 Aurora

$7,700.00

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The spectacular Fears watch.

Hand built in Britain.

Graceful and complex, the curvaceous Brunswick 40 takes its inspiration from a gentleman’s cushion case watch in the Fears archives, first made in 1924. This sportier iteration of the Brunswick is the perfect all-round watch, taking you from beach to boardroom with ease.

  • Case: 40mm, stainless steel, brushed and polished, 20mm lug width
  • Dial: Blue-tinted mother of pearl, with white printing and hand applied numerals
  • Strap: Aegean Blue, buffalo nubuck, handmade / 5-link, stainless steel bracelet with screw links and butterfly clasp
  • Movement: ETA 2824-2, time only, decorated rotor, automatic winding
  • Water Resistance: 150 metres (15 ATM)

CASE

The Brunswick 40’s elegant yet sporty 40 mm cushion-shaped case has no flat surfaces. The case’s glancing curves are machined from 316L stainless steel, to a level usually reserved for precious metals. The depth of the polish along with the hand grained finish applied to the top of the case’s corners showcase the sophistication of the machinery and the skill of the operator.

Complementing the case is our bespoke ‘onion’-shaped winding screw down crown, signed with the Fears Cypher. Screwed into the case, the crown’s fine grooves catch the light, adding a touch of radiance to the edge of the case.

Built with uprated proportions, the Brunswick 40 is 150m water resistant, allowing it to be swum in when the crown is screwed all the way in.

DIAL

The Brunswick ‘Aurora’ is the first mother of pearl dial to appear on a Fears watch in our 177-year history. Each dial is crafted from two pieces of Pinctada Maxima (mother of pearl from the rarest oyster pearl shells) with each section hand-tinted on its underside to achieve a special and unique shade of blue that highlights the natural iridescence of the material.

Expertly made in Germany, the surface of the dial is on two levels cut to different heights (a subtle difference that creates a huge distinction in how the light plays with the dial). These dials are painstakingly formed by hand using mother of pearl originating from some of the worlds highest quality, rarest and most sought-after pearl oysters.

The hand-applied numerals are milled from a block of brass before being diamond polished and then coated in rhodium. These numerals are realised in our custom ‘Edwin’ typeface, specially designed for Fears by our horological typographer and inspired by the many different typefaces the company has used throughout its history.

Please note

Due the nature of these dials each is entirely unique and will vary slightly from the images shown. The Managing Director has personally checked all the mother of pearl dials we use to ensure each maintains the same level of beauty and brilliant in their natural iridescence.

HANDS

The Brunswick 40’s distinctive ‘Fears’-shaped hands are milled from solid brass with a bevel cut down the centre using a diamond tool. This results in a highly polished surface that catches the light, giving excellent legibility in low-light conditions. These hands are finished with a coating of rhodium that perfectly matches the polished 3D numerals.

MOVEMENT

The Brunswick 40 is powered by a Swiss made, automatic winding ETA 2824-2 movement. Winding itself when worn on the wrist, this movement is made to Top-grade standard with a decorated winding rotor hidden behind the closed case back. This movement has had its date mechanism removed allowing precise control when setting the time with no “ghost” date position.

The accurate and reliable ETA 2824-2 movement is a popular choice, with easy servicing and regulating. We service and modify each movement in Britain.

STRAP

The Brunswick ‘Aurora’ is offered on a beautiful Aegean Blue Buffalo Nubuck strap, that perfectly compliments the rich blue of the discs of mother of pearl used for the dial.

This leather, sourced from the Himalayas, has been tanned in the same way traditional way it has been for centuries, using organic materials (and not modern techniques that utilise chemicals). It is not stretched during the tanning process, so is thicker more hard-wearing as a result.

Retaining the same durability of buffalo leather but paired the similar napped and velvety texture of suede, this makes for a strap that has it all; beauty, ruggedness and an luxurious feel. The strap is fitted with a stainless steel pin buckle that is subtly engraved with our ‘Fears’ logo.

The Brunswick 40 is designed to fit all of the straps in our range, which you can easily fit yourself without tools.

BRACELET

The Brunswick 40 can be fitted to a bespoke stainless steel 5-link bracelet with expertly brushed and polished links.

Featuring solid screw links, the bracelet has a substantial feel while the silky-smooth movement of the links ensure a comfortable fit around the wrist. The bracelet can be micro-adjusted with both the 8 mm and 6 mm links provided, ensuring a perfect fit. The bracelet is secured to the wrist using a trigger-release butterfly style clasp with the Bristol flower enamelled discreetly inside the blades.

The Brunswick 40 features a 20 mm lug width and is designed to fit all of the straps in our range. The bracelet can be removed without tools using its quick-release springbars.

The perfect fit!

When you purchase a Brunswick 40 we can adjust the bracelet size for you before sending it. Please contact us by email with your order number and wrist size and we’ll do the rest. We will provide any spare links in an envelope with your watch.

INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED

Each watch we make carries a unique serial number. Engraved between the lugs at 12 o’clock, this number helps us identify your watch and its history.

FEARS BOX

For decades Fears presented watches in a dark blue box with a cream-coloured lining. We are delighted to continue this tradition today.

The Brunswick 40 is presented in a bespoke wooden box, crafted in Britain from English Ash, which is stained Fears Blue and lined in genuine cream suede.

Case

 

316L Stainless Steel. Polished & spun (brushed) finished. Screw down bezel & case back. Polished, screw-down & signed ‘onion’ shape crown.

Solid case back. 316L Stainless Steel. Spun (brushed) with polished rim.

40 mm x 40 mm, 46.5 mm lug-to-lug, 20 mm lug width (depth 11.90 mm to top of domed sapphire glass).

Made in Hong Kong

Movement

 

Top-grade ETA 2824-2 automatic winding mechanical, finished with Côtes de Genève and decorated rotor weight. 40 hour power reserve.

Date mechanism removed and two-position ‘click’ fitted.

Made in Switzerland

Finished / Modified in UK

Dial

 

Dial size: 33 mm / 1.3 inch

‘Aurora’ Blue Mother of Pearl. Hand tinted finish to the underside, two sections of differing heights. One colour printing. CNC milled and diamond polished ‘Edwin’ Arabic numerals, coated in Rhodium and hand applied.

Made in Germany

Hands
 
CNC milled from brass, bevelled & diamond polished. Rhodium plated with matching seconds hand.

Made in Germany

Glass

 

Sapphire Crystal front with ARdur® anti-reflective coating on both sides.

Made in Hong Kong

Coated in Switzerland

Functions
Hours and minutes with central seconds.
Water Resistance
150m (15 ATM)
Strap / Bracelet
Aegean Blue in Buffalo nubuck leather, lined in Alcantara®, handmade.

Leather tanned in France

Strap hand-made in Belgium

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Bespoke 5-link bracelet in stainless steel, dual finishing with polished and brushed elements. Standard and shorter links fitted to achieve a fine adjustment fit. Butterfly folding clasp. Easy-release spring bars.

Made in Hong Kong

The Fears Guarantee is valid for two years from date of purchase.

All Fears wristwatches purchase directly from the Fears Watch Company Limited and Authorised Fears Stockists come with a Fears Guarantee (the ‘Guarantee’). The Guarantee is valid for two years from the original date of purchase as recorded in the Fears WatchBook issued with your Fears watch. Any claims made under the Guarantee require proof of purchase and sight of the Fears WatchBook. In the first instance a fault with the Fears watch will be repaired free of charge or, if the watch is not able to be repaired, it will be replaced with a Fears watch of a similar model.

The Guarantee covers defects in materials or mechanical failure of the case, crystal (glass), watch movement, dial, and hands during the two-year period.

The Guarantee does not cover:

  • defects in materials of the strap or buckle;
  • pre-owned watches not sold directly by the Fears Watch Company Limited or by an Authorised Fears Stockist;
  • damage due to general wear and tear and ageing of the watch;
  • damage due to abnormal storage;
  • damage due to the watch not being operated in accordance with the user instructions;
  • damage caused by normal use, accidents or misuse; damage caused by contact with moisture or water; or
  • any alterations or repairs conducted by anyone other than Fears or those recommended by Fears.

To ensure the reliable running of your Fears watch for years to come, please do not engage anyone other than Fears or those recommended by Fears to conduct servicing, repair, or engraving. The Guarantee becomes void in the event of servicing, repair, or engraving by any person other than Fears or those recommended by Fears.

The Guarantee does not in any way affect your rights against Fears nor any other mandatory statutory rights you may have.

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