The Fears Brunswich watch is one of our favourite time-only British made watches. It’s the perfect size for everyday wear at 38mm and perfectly epitomises the values of a small production company. Previously, we have seen the design in stainless steel with a salmon or white dial as well as the Brunswich PT, a special platinum edition. For 2022, the collection expands to include two new models. The first a royal purple Fears Brunswich Jubilee Edition designed in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year. The second is a significantly more retro design, the Fears Brunswich Champagne, finished with a metallic gold centrepiece.
The Fears Brunswich Jubilee Edition
Since we’re writing this during the four day UK bank holiday weekend created for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, let’s start with the Fears Brunswich Jubilee Edition watch. Characterised by its wonderful purple dial, the design pays tribute to the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The purple hue was created using a special kind of lacquer with different drops of pigment in order to create the same royal tone already largely associated with the royal family. The dial also presents a sunburst pattern from the centre, a recessed snailed small seconds dial, applied numerals in ‘Edwin’ typeface and the famous skeletonised hands spotted on all previous Brunswich watches.
The case also mirrors Brunswich models before it with a 38mm stainless steel cushion-shaped architecture paired with sapphire crystal glass and a large onion-shaped crown. Inside the Fears Brunswich Jubilee Edition watch is the manual winding ETA 7001 movement offering a power reserve of 42 hours and a 3Hz frequency. We’re also assured the movement’s decoration includes Cotes de Genève striping and rhodium plating but these are hidden by the 50 metre water resistant closed case back. Arriving with each watch is two straps, the first a Bristol leather band in royal purple and a Barenia leather strap in muted pewter grey. The Fears Brunswich Jubilee Edition isn’t limited to a specific number, but the British watch manufacturer have stated they will only be producing the watch during the year 2022.
The Fears Brunswich Champagne
Opting for all the same specs as the Jubilee Edition, the new Fears Brunswich Champagne watch stands out for one reason: it’s glistening golden dial. Such a small change completely transforms the model from a contemporary British timepiece to something out of the 1970’s – and we’re all here for it. Its rich hue has been produced to replicate the colour of sparkling wine and is achieved using layers of real 18 carat yellow gold. The surface is bead blasted giving it a gentle frosted finish and complemented by the same sunken small seconds dial but with black gold numerals and skeletonised hands for the hours, minutes and seconds.
The case of the Fears Brunswich Champagne watch is exactly the same as its purple counterpart opting for a 38mm diameter engineered from 316L stainless steel. There are no flat surfaces in sight, with even the closed case back having a graceful sweep to it. There’s also the same onion crown, sapphire crystal glass and 50 metre water resistant rating. Powering the watch is also the manual winding ETA 7001 movement with a 38 hour power reserve. To secure the timepiece to the wrist, a handmade Barenia leather strap is elected dyed in pewter grey, detailed with darker grey stitching and closed by a traditional stainless steel pin buckle. The Fears Brunswich Champagne watch is part of the permanent Brunswich collection and unlike the Jubilee Edition, will still be able to order after the end of 2022.
If you’d like to learn more about the two new Fears Brunswich watches and shop the series for yourself, head over to the Jura Watches website here. Alternatively, get in touch with the team by calling 01335 453453 or send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.