Excentricity and watches have always shared a particular bond, a very successful one, actually. That’s been proven once again in the present time thanks to “The Eccentricity Watch”, the newest model from the independent watchmaker Cyril Brivet-Naudot
Combining the traditional systems and style of the key watches with the latest technical innovations, this watch shows off all the qualities that make any watch outstand from the rest.
Cyril Brivet-Naudot, improving an unconventional mechanism.The Eccentricity is the first piece made by Cyril Brivet-Naudot, which makes it really amazing that it has so much to offer, creating high expectations for this brand.
Actually, this watch is not exactly an original piece, it is a modern adaptation and update of Louis Richard’s Libre Excentrique. The curious escapement presented on both these models dates from the 19th century and resembles some kind of “steampunk” design.
Just like a detent escapement, one direct impulse provides the balance but the original design included two pallets, differing from a regular detent, and making it unique.
Benefiting from this particular design, Cyril Brivet-Naudot added pallet jewels, making the movement smooth and without friction. This increases significantly the longevity of the mechanism and the second group of baking pins right on the pallet limit the movement of the spring. Without a doubt, an incredible work of engineering has been displayed by the French independent watchmaker in the construction of this watch.
The Eccentricity: an astonishing piece that has it all. But the intern mechanism is not the only thing that makes this watch outstanding in a particular way. The design strongly defends the traditional ways of the first watches, rescuing the beauty of the functioning and most importantly, the uniqueness.
Based on the beliefs of George Daniel, Cyril Brivet-Naudot’s creation includes a key-wound mechanism, which is of the rarest these days. What is most remarkable of using this characteristic is that the whole design matches perfectly with the sturdy nature that watches were meant to symbolize.
Finally, the exquisite finish and the impeccable accentuation that the frosted plates and bridges bring to the anglage make this a work of art.
But without a doubt, the most impressive part of The Eccentric is the ratchet wheel with radial graining shining at its beautiful black polish. Beside it, the minute dial dominates the time, making the minutes with a stationary hand, and a sub-dial is in charge to mark the hours.