In tribute to the geographical roots of the company, a new line of heritage emerged in 2016, when they released their
first wristwatch of the new era, the Redcliff. It was in Redcliff street in Bristol where it all began for Fears.
Designed in England but assembled by highly skilled watchmakers in Switzerland, it takes its inspiration from the
glamour of 60s international travel. Passengers would often don formal clothes; flight attendants were usually chic
young women and there was endless leg room. The Redcliff Continental model epitomises all of these luxuries. It has
the ability to show two time zones at once. The hour hand shows the local time, while the 24hr hour disc in the
window can be set to display a second time zone - both then use the same minute and second hands. The second time
zone can be set to show the time at home when you’re abroad, or the time where you conduct business or where a loved
one lives when you’re at home. The elegantly slim case measures 38mm in diameter illustrating its comfort for those
longer journeys. Showcasing the power of the quartz, its rare movement offers outstanding accuracy and reliability
with its compelling stepping motor. This ingenious material charges itself from ambient light and then glows during
the night, making the Fears Redcliff an ideal bedside clock when not on the wrist.
You wouldn’t say the design is overcomplicated, but the detail on the dial can be viewed through a disc of sapphire
crystal. Sapphire crystal is scratch resistant, making it perfect as a watch glass, keeping marks and scratches to a
minimum. The highly anticipated launch of the latest member of the Redcliff family, the "Streamline" model has just
landed on The Rake. The Redcliff "Streamline" takes its inspiration from 1946 in their archive, where its namesake
was a popular watch in their centenary range that year. It is a quartz powered watch with a German made galvanised
dial with an antique silver colour called 'Forties Silver' and vertically grained finish through to a red central
seconds hand and slim brushed case. The Rake also has the pleasure of selling a range of their coveted watch straps.
Fears pay just as much attention to the craftsmanship of its interchangeable watch straps as it does to its
timepiece heads. Designs come in an array of classic colours and are crafted from robust goat’s leather in Belgium
and have an early release attachment function.
Fears is very much a modern watch company, priding themselves on not being slaves to the past, but still preserving
their own traditions. In keeping with their mid 20th-century folklore, they present all their watches in dark blue
boxes lined in cream - just as they did in the 1950s. If you’re reflecting on the tranquil travels of the 1960s and
want something to replicate this feeling, then the Redcliff model could be the perfect timepiece to overlook all