Cyril Brivet-Naudot Eccentricity Prototype, Stainless Steel

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Here is a rare example of a Cyril Brivet-Naudot Eccentricity Prototype. One of only a handful of examples created so far, it was improved upon in 2022 and includes a number of finishing and mechanical improvements particular to this example. This furthers this piece’s importance in the young watchmaker’s small body of work, inspired by classical watchmaking from the 18th and 19th century. At its heart is a proprietary free-eccentric escapement developed by the maker. The watch comes with its full set of paperwork and presentation box.

A history of Eccentricity

French watchmaker Cyril Brivet-Naudot started working on the Eccentricity at the age of 29. He had just graduated from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland, but it could be said that the kind of watchmaking he would pursue was influenced by his time at the Lycée Edgar Faure in Mortau in his native France. The prestigious watchmaking school, close to border with France – that has produced talents of the ilk of Theo Auffret, Remy Cools and Charles Routhier – is known for instilling in its students a deep appreciation of historical watchmaking. This remains evident in many of the pieces this talented bench of watchmakers has created so far.

Brivet-Naudot combines this respect for tradition – almost all elements are hand-made at his manufacture without the use of CNC – with a technical expertise, that has seen him reimagine the eccentric escapement. His invention, the free-eccentric escapement, combines the benefits of the Swiss lever escapement and the détente escapement, while offering efficiencies over both. Successive examples of the Eccentricity benefit from his continued research in this field.