A NOBLE MATERIAL
Acetate or cellulose acetate is a natural polymer that was discovered in 1865 and developed by the Swiss brothers Camille & Henri Dreyfus in the early 20th century. Briston collaborates with the worldwide leader for acetate in Italy, Mazzucchelli, to make its own acetates and colors.
This «plastic» material comprises 70 % plant and cotton fiber. It is a natural material, both biodegradable and hypoallergenic. This material is particularly valued for high-quality eyewear.
The blocks of acetate are worked crafted in a time-honored fashion, dedicated process. They are mixed, dried and cut into rectangular slabs.
Then they are heated, soldered, cut and filed into shape. A long polishing process is then carried out over 4 days in a barrel with wooden logs and finally a manual polishing to give it its look, shine and feel before it is assembled with the other components of Briston watches.
Innovative material which allows a plenty of scope for creativity.
A peerless rendering that is sensual to the touch and highly resistant over time.
Some watches, such as the “tortoise shell” watches, are unique because the pattern cannot be reproduced mechanically.