British luxury watchmaker, Fears, has just announced the release of its elegant Fears Brunswick Platinum timepiece. Each watch will be handcrafted by award-winning Goldsmith Justin Richardson in Canterbury, England. Nearly 100g of raw platinum will be used to craft each Brunswick Platinum, using traditional gold-smithing techniques. The watch will be the first timepiece produced by Fears made of precious metals since the 1970s. Given the specialized focus and immense attention to detail that each watch commands, the brand will only be producing four pieces per year. Each case will be hallmarked by the London Assay Office with a stamp, and following along with a Fears tradition, the initials of the Managing Director will also be added.
The Brunswick Platinum features the Fears’ distinctive cushion-shaped case, elegantly designed to mimic the 1924 design from Fears’ historic catalog. The hour markers that alternate with platinum-plated Arabic numerals are set with diamonds, with a seventh diamond in the onion crown. In terms of internal mechanics, it is a combination of Swiss-made accuracy and British finishing. The movement is the ETA 7001 manual caliber with a 40-hour power reserve and 21,600vph. Rounding out the watch is the strap which, to counteract the extra weight of the piece, is made from lightweight and super-durable Kevlar, hand-sewn with contrasting platinum-colored stitching and Fears Blue Alcantara lining.
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