Montre Trilobe de la collection nuit fantastique, mouvement automatique avec micro-rotor, cadran guilloché de couleur brume

Nuit Fantastique Brume Edition

28 August 2023 / Launch

Trilobe unveils Nuit Fantastique

Guilloche Edition

This timepiece, a fine line between rupture and continuity, combines a contemporary design with traditional watchmaking know-how.

At the heart of this new creation, and for the first time on a Maison Trilobe model, is a guilloché technique known as “Barley Grain“, which is the aesthetic focus of the piece.

The design of this ancient motif has been reworked exclusively for this new edition, in alignement with Maison Trilobe eccentric displays.

When opposites meet : a creation marked by duality

The ambivalence of this piece is conveyed through the relief of the dial, which unites two traditional decorative watchmaking techniques. The Clous de Paris guilloche, with its incisive rectilinear pattern, contrasts with the spheres of the Grain d’Orge guilloche, formed by interlaced curves. The Grain d’Orge guilloche takes as its starting point the center of the minute window and highlights the Trilobe time display. Trilobe called on a guilloche craftsman to shape the intricate Grain d’Orge pattern on the fixed part of the dial.

A veil between light and dark

“On Nuit Fantastique Brume”, the fixed part of the dial and the hour ring feature an ambiguous shade between gray and brown that oscillates with light. Just like ”mist”, the English translation of the name of this model, the classic hue evokes infinite timelessness. Subtlety shines through the pigment, adding to the refinement of our Maison’s latest creation.

A new interpretation of time signed by Trilobe

Drawing inspiration from the minimalist design of the Nuit Fantastique collection, the elegant guilloche and grained dial is a major technical achievement that emphasizes the watch’s elegance. It defies the laws of symmetry; made up of four parts, three of them permanently rotate: the largest wheel for the hours; the minutes wheel that appears within an aperture and the seconds wheel, which alternates between a “Clous de Paris” centre and an azured ring.

A piece signed “Paris-France”

Nuit Fantastique Brume is equipped with the X-Centric calibre, an automatic movement designed and developed exclusively by Trilobe. For the first time, it bears the words “Paris – France“, a symbol of the development of our Maison, which recently inaugurated its own watchmaking workshop in Paris. In this workshop, our expert watchmakers carry out the final stages of manufacturing Trilobe timepieces. Each piece is entirely assembled and cased-up by a watchmaker, who works with rigor and precision to guarantee an impeccable finish, in line with the Maison’s high standards.

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Montre Trilobe unique de la collection une folle journée réalisée pour Onlywatch, mouvement automatique avec micro-rotor, cadran et boîte de couleur noire, avec des touches dorées. Montre Trilobe unique de la collection une folle journée réalisée pour Onlywatch, mouvement automatique avec micro-rotor, cadran et boîte de couleur noire, avec des touches dorées.

Only Watch 2023

July 18, 2023 / Event

Une Folle Journée Réconciliation 
Trilobe and the art of Kintsugi

Trilobe is honored to be taking part in the 10th edition of Only Watch, a charity auction created in 2005 in support of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The auction has already raised nearly 100 million euros for research into muscular dystrophy and neuromuscular and genetic diseases. 2023 marks the Brand’s third participation. For this occasion, Trilobe has chosen to transform its latest creation “Une Folle Journée” into a singular timepiece echoing the philosophy of Only Watch.

13 years after coming across the Japanese art of Kintsugi (金 継 ぎ) while in Tokyo, Gautier Massonneau, Founder and Creative Director of Trilobe, decided to draw from it to create a unique piece, “Réconciliation”. This art consists of repairing broken objects with gold. A profoundly inspiring philosophy: instead of rejecting damaged objects, Kintsugi considers that their scars carry stories that deserve to be valued. The radiance of gold, a noble and precious material, gracefully reconciliates beauty and imperfection, transforming these wounds into a symphony of light.

The story of this piece thus transcends physical mechanics and plunges its readers into the realms of philosophical contemplation. With its exposed fractures, this timepiece bears witness to the passage of time. Like the tribulations of life that shape us, this unique creation pays tribute to the journey it has undertaken – a transformative odyssey where it has been intentionally broken, emerging even more precious and captivating.

The impact marks on the rings and the movement are handmade by a craftsman watchmaker who achieves a hammered effect finish on the bridges, the plate and the symbolic rings. The damaged parts are then gilded by hand with gold leaves. This piece of art thus resonates with Only Watch’s profound philosophy of seeing beauty in all things.

In the field of watchmaking, where precision and perfection reign supreme, the Trilobe “Une Folle Journée” collection stands out for its unique expression of time and embodies a new narrative in the art of watchmaking. At the heart of this collection lies a captivating innovation, that challenges traditional codes. Featuring a 10.2 mm high sapphire dome, the watch shows three rotating rings, representing the hours, minutes and seconds, set in motion by a system of pillars.

A unique piece, the “Réconciliation”, will be sold at the 10th edition of Only Watch, on 5 November 2023, in Geneva.

Geneva Watch Days 2023

July 13, 2023 / Event

Geneva Watch Days 2023
The not-to-be-missed watchmaking event

Trilobe is delighted to be taking part in the fourth edition of the Geneva Watch Days, from August 29 to September 2, 2023. The Geneva fair, founded in 2020 by 8 prestigious watch brands, is now a not-to-be-missed event on the watchmaking scene. For the first time, it will bring together 40 watch brands, who will unveil their latest creations at the Rotonde du Mont-Blanc pavilion, as well as in various boutiques and venues in the city center.

The pavilion will open its doors to the public from Wednesday August 30 to Saturday September 2, and visitors will have access to exhibitions, conferences and watch presentations over 4 days.

The 2023 edition of the GWD will be the perfect opportunity for Trilobe to unveil its latest timepiece. For those who won’t be able to join us at the Geneva Watch Days, you can still explore the show online and discover our latest editions on the GWD website.

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Montre Trilobe de la collection nuit fantastique réalisée en collaboration avec Hodinkee, mouvement automatique avec micro-rotor, cadran guilloché de couleur noire.

Trilobe x Hodinkee

June 29, 2023 / Launch

Nuit Fantastique
Limited Edition for Hodinkee 

“A timepiece that showcases our idea of beauty through the Hodinkee lens”
Gautier Massonneau, Trilobe’s Founder and Creative Director. 

Trilobe is proud to join forces with Hodinkee and to unveil a limited and numeroted edition of 30 pieces. This exclusivity is a fusion of horological heritage and the Maison’s contemporary DNA.

This creation draws on the minimalist aesthetic of the Nuit Fantastique collection while boasting a truly noteworthy evolution– the guilloche dial that is adorned with not one but two distinct patterns.

Guilloche represents a harmonious blend of tradition and complexity, serving as one of the most challenging techniques for crafting a dial. Trilobe has previously ventured into this type of finishing only once before, further underscoring the significance of this design element.

The base of the dial shows an exquisite Grain d’Orge patterning, meticulously carved into the surface using a hand-operated rose engine machine. This time-honored apparatus, largely unchanged over the course of several centuries, demands the skillful expertise of an artisan to intricately shape the dial’s motifs. Within the seconds disk, a Clous de Paris pattern takes form—an elegant arrangement of straight-line engravings that starkly contrast with the dial’s rounded etchings. The juxtaposition of these contrasting elements generates a captivating visual tension, enhancing the allure of both designs.

To accentuate the prominence of the captivating guilloche patterns on the dial, a deliberate decision was made to omit the Trilobe name while retaining the logo, which serves a dual purpose as the hour marker. This thoughtful approach ensures that the guilloche designs take center stage, allowing their intricate beauty to command attention and become the focal point of the watch.

Focusing on the hours ring, Trilobe chose to offer a fresh take on timekeeping by trading Arabic numerals for the timeless elegance of Roman numerals, a humble way to pay tribute to the history of time telling. A slight slant to the numerals accentuates the movement of the outer disk, emphasizing the passing of time.

The Trilobe Nuit Fantastique Limited Edition For Hodinkee measures just 38.5mm in diameter and 9.2mm thick, offering a perfect balance between presence on the wrist and comfort. The case is made from lightweight Grade 5 titanium, lending its greyish hue to the satin-brushed mid-case. The polished lugs flow to a slightly domed bezel that houses a sapphire crystal with multi-layered anti-reflective treatment (ARDUR), ensuring an optimal view from any angle.

Powering this watch is a self-winding mechanical movement with a micro-rotor, called the X-Centric Calibre. The X-Centric Calibre is designed and created by Trilobe and manufactured by hand in Switzerland’s storied La Chaux-de-Fonds by Le Cercle des Horlogers.

With a 48-hour power reserve and an operating frequency of 28.800 vibrations per hour (4Hz), the X Centric Calibre represents a marvel of engineering composed of 33 functional rubies and a total of 215 components. Turning the watch over will reward you with a view of the movement that features micro-blasted bridges and plates, which are frosted to achieve a fine-grain effect in the brass and then electroplated for a striking black-gold surface.

Along the edge of the caseback, the individual number of each watch is engraved X/30, a reminder that the Trilobe Nuit Fantastique Limited Edition for Hodinkee is part of a very exclusive production run of just 30 pieces.

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Une Folle Journée Dune Edition

24 March 2023 / Launch

Launch of Une Folle Journée Dune
for Watches & Wonders 2023

One year after the launch of its model Une Folle Journée, Trilobe offers a new interpretation, “Dune”, of its collection. For this new edition, the three iconic levitating rings, in permanent rotation, don a stormy grey dress.

The rings of the hours, minutes and seconds are tiered and fly at a 10.2mm height, a true watchmaking prowess. Projected in space and balanced by 9 pillars, Trilobe’s rings are each the result of a complex assembly.

These three discs are highlighted by the singular colour of the bridges, for a creation both raw and delicate.

A tribute to Nuit Fantastique Dune 

Emphasizing and sublimating the rings of time by a contrast of colours and materials, the bridges don their summer dress with a colour reminiscent of dune sand.

The surface treatment of the bridges reveals the presence of the X-Centric calibre and creates the illusion of sand settled on the face of the movement. The subtle tint of the bridges awakens under the light of the polished edges, like grains of sand in a desert lit by a radiant sun.

For fans of 1930s vintage chic, this Dune edition is the rebirth of a fiery, flamboyant hue whose elegance has already proven itself.

Designed for a titanium grade 5 or 18-carat rose gold case, the Dune edition of the collection Une Folle Journée pays tribute to the purity and sophistication of our model Nuit Fantastique Dune. On the rose gold model, the shade of the bridges skilfully marries the delicacy of the rose gold for a refined creation.

The X-Centric calibre, automatic movement and hallmark of the brand 

The dial, open for the first time, offers a view on a technical motor assembly with 196 custom-made components and enables to savour the watchmaking
craftsmanship of an exceptional calibre.

Une Folle Journée Dune is equipped with the X-Centric calibre, an automatic movement designed and developed exclusively by Trilobe. Integrated into
the X-Centric calibre, the 6.49 mm thick micro-rotor movement combines finesse and technical performance.

Entirely revisited for the collection Une Folle Journée, the X-Centric calibre is taking shape around multi-tiered bridges and plates, whose sharp edges have been carefully polished by hand or with diamond tools to emphasize the microblasted treatment performed on their plane surfaces.

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Une Folle Journée Diamant Edition

24 March 2023 / Launch

Trilobe enters the world
of High Jewellery

Trilobe favours complexity over simplicity, innovation over déjà vu, liberation over immobility, with 150 diamonds in motion.

One year after the launch of its collection Une Folle Journée, Trilobe takes its first step on the High Jewellery scene with a luminous and innovating piece, inspired by the ceiling of the Paris Opera house. The three rotating rings are adorned with exceptional diamonds whose secret setting, invisible to the naked eye, was designed with the expertise of craftsmen from rue de la Paix.

This new creation showcases outstanding know-how. Two years of research & development were required to achieve this true prowess at the crossroads of High Watchmaking and High Jewellery.

A watchmaking and jewellery prowess

While preserving the elegance and extravagance of Une Folle Journée, Trilobe chose to set its symbolic
rings. A real technical challenge that would have been impossible to undertake without a complete
architectural overhaul of the piece. Thus, the rings were entirely redesigned to accommodate 150 baguette diamonds. An evolution of material was also essential to guarantee the performance and reliability of the movement.

A Trilobe signed setting 

The material as well as the thinness of the rings, providing a limited space for the precious stones, led the House to develop an innovative setting process in collaboration with expert gem-setters from Rue de la Paix, RJC certified. The 150 diamonds of the Hours, Minutes and Seconds are set through an invisible opening and then slide along the ring, thanks to a unique system developed exclusively by Trilobe.

The know-how of the gem-setter is combined with the expertise of a renowned diamond trader from Place Vendôme, RJC certified, to bring Une Folle Journée Diamant to life. Carefully selected according to high quality and traceability standards, the 150 stones are meticulously diamond-cut to measure to fit perfectly the curves of Trilobe’s three iconic rings.

Trilobe finds its inspiration in the Garnier Opera house

Emblematic of the 7 art forms, the Garnier Opera House is a strong symbol for Trilobe, who never ceases to reflect its affinity for the arts through its creations.

Look up to the sky to admire an 8-meter high chandelier whose splendour is undeniable. 314 lights, named the diamond belt, adorn the work of contemporary artist Marc Chagall. The fresco is divided into 12 triangles and forms a circle that must be read by a 360° rotation. This mural was once controversial because of its audacity and avant-gardism. Yet today, it is considered as an indissociable element of the Opera house and subtly reflects the identity of Trilobe.

Une Folle Journée Diamant is available upon request with a platinum or rose gold case.

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Watches and Wonders Geneva 2023

03 February 2023 / Event

Watches and Wonders 2023
Meet Trilobe at the not-to-be-missed Geneva watch fair

In a few weeks, the not-to-be missed watchmaking event will take place: Watches & Wonders, that Trilobe has the pleasure to attend for the 3rd time. This exceptional show will bring together the 50 main actors of the watch industry for a week full of wonders, from March 27 to April 2nd. The fair will take place in the most appropriate place to celebrate watchmaking: Geneva. The halls of Palexpo will host the festivities: launch of new products, watch presentations, conferences, exhibitions and meetings with the founders and designers of your favorite timepieces. For the 2023 edition, the Watches and Wonders Geneva Foundation is taking new resolutions! Watches & Wonders, previously restricted to the press, retailers and guests of the exhibiting Maisons, will now be open to the public for one weekend only, from April 1st to April 2nd. A limited number of tickets are already for sale on the website at this address.

As good news come in pairs, the day of March 30 will be followed by a skilfully orchestrated watchmaking rally in the evening.  In the City will be an opportunity to discover special creations, ornate pieces or rare watch complications in the boutiques of Rue du Rhône and Rue Basses.

Trilobe is delighted to be back with the independant Maisons of the Carré des Horlogers for this new edition of Watches & Wonders and is looking forward to presenting you its 2023 novelties. We are expecting you from March 27 to April 2 in Geneva!

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Trilobe x Grail Watch Edition

19 Décember 2022 / Collaboration

Trilobe for Grail Watch 

“Imagine the three primary time-telling disks first brought to life in Les Matinaux now powered by an alien force field, so that they levitate off the dial and are retained only by the canopy of domed sapphire crystal.” Wei Koh

An exclusive partnership 

Introducing Une Folle Soirée, our limited edition in collaboration with Grail Watch. This piece combines the artistic expressiveness of Trilobe with the luminous signature of Wei Koh, founder of Revolution, Grail Watch and The Rake. The 25 numbered pieces of this edition were sold out within minutes, following its launch on the Grail Watch platform on Monday, November 19th. [DISCOVER]

A luminous signature

“My first impression when setting eyes on Une Folle Journée was of three UFOs in a coordinated flight pattern landing on the surface of a planet. And I knew immediately that I would love to see this featuring a maximum light show when the watch was in an ambient or dark setting.” Wei Koh

The edition Une Folle Soirée is thus characterized by its luminous signature, which distinguishes it from our collection “Une Folle Journée” (A Crazy Day). The numerals, the indicator and the edges of the bridges and plates are covered with a luminescent coating.

“Step into darkness and the watch simply ignites on your wrist, giving another dimension to the thrilling artistic expressiveness of Trilobe.” Wei Koh

Like a flying saucer

The three rings of the hours, minutes and seconds are tiered and fly at a 10.2mm height, a true watchmaking prowess. Projected in space and balanced by 9 pillars, Trilobe’s rings are each the result of a complex assembly.

They fly in the air carrying with them the scales of time: the largest ring for hours, the median one for minutes, the smallest one for seconds.

The open dial enables to savour the watchmaking craftsmanship of a Swiss Made calibre, without losing sight of the rotating rings’ singularity.

Wei Koh 

Considered one of the greatest watch influencers of this century. It all began in 2005, when Wei Koh launched the watch magazine Revolution, which is now published in 17 countries and has become one of the most influential paper magazines in the world. In early 2022, he unveiled his new project around watchmaking, Grail Watch, through which he partners with independent watch brands to offer exclusive limited edition pieces to his community.  Our piece Une Folle Soirée, launched in December 2022, is the third chapter of Grail Watch, and follows a collaboration with Ressence and Franck Muller.

Technical specificities : 

Calibre X-Centric³, self-winding mechanical calibre with micro-rotor. Luminescent coating on the edges of the plates and bridges. 48 hours of power reserve. Balance frequency: 28’800 vph (4 Hz). Functional rubies: 33. Total components: 196

Movement dimensions
Thickness : 6.49 mm
Diameter : 35.2mm.

A display concept composed of three devices representing the hours, minutes & seconds

Hours, minutes, seconds subdial displayed by rotating rings and a fixed pointer. Titanium rings colorized through DLC coating (Diamond-Like Carbon). Pad-printed numerals. Luminescent coating on numerals and pointer

Leather with a pin buckle in titanium

Made of grade 5 titanium. Mirror-polished surfaces alternating with satin-brushed treatments. Domed bezel with sapphire crystal and multi-layered anti-reflective treatment (ARDUR). Brought horns. Anti-reflective sapphire back. Water-resistance tested to 5 bar (≈ 50 meters)

Case dimensions
Thickness: 17.8 mm
Diameter : 40.5 mm
Height : 10.2 mm
Lug to lug : 48 mm
Lug width : 20 mm

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Trilobe @ Time For Art

12 December 2022 / Event

Trilobe @ Time For Art

On December 10 and 11, 2022, in New York, took place the first ever auction of watches to benefit contemporary art and its artists. 100% of the proceeds is donated to them, through the Swiss Institute.

This event highlights the close ties between the worlds of art and watchmaking, through the sale of pieces with unique and innovative designs that reveal the singular vision of their creator.

Trilobe for the occasion sold a limited edition at $16, 380 which was estimated at $6,000-12,000.

Nuit Fantastique Désert, a unique piece

Trilobe is supporting the Time For Art auction by redesigning its Nuit Fantastique collection with a «Desert» edition.

“Nuit Fantastique” is a proud representative of the House, of its creativity and audacity: classic in its purity, offbeat and contemporary, with a disruptive and novel reading of the time.

For this edition, the iconic grained dial has been given the color of desert sand, appreciated for its elegance and sophistication. Underlining and sublimating the symbol of infinity through a contrast of colors, the grained dial awakens under the light of polished and satin-finished angles, like grains of sand in a desert lit by a radiant sun.

Designed for a grade 5 titanium case, the Desert Edition of the Nuit Fantastique collection pays tribute to the purity of Trilobe’s design. It embodies with finesse and style a timeless and refined luxury, for an offbeat watch creation.

The complicity between Art and Trilobe 

From its conception, Trilobe has placed art at the heart of its DNA. Like a work of art, Trilobe aspires through its watches to make people feel emotions by telling stories in a new form based on even more innovative techniques.

Trilobe has been inspired by literature, René Char, Stefan Zweig or Beaumarchais, for their works that take an opposite view of the world we live in, in order to propose a new reading of time.

Architecture is also a great source of inspiration for Trilobe and is reflected in its designs. The name of the brand is borrowed from a universal and timeless architectural motif echoing the three pillars of time.

Thus, Trilobe has never ceased to strengthen its affinity with the world of the arts, and in particular with contemporary art. One example is its unique collaboration with Daniel Buren, one of the most recognized French artists on the international scene, for the 2021 edition of the Only Watch charity auction.

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Trilobe x Dubai Watch Club Edition

18 November 2022 / Collaboration

Trilobe for the Dubai Watch Club 

Through the mashrabiya screen, he observes the beauty of the landscape.
Under the light of a setting sun, the sand of the desert takes a copper color.
He dreams of a flourishing oasis where several shades of green intertwine.
A rare and cherished color in the region.

Exclusively for the Dubai Watch Club enthusiasts, Trilobe faced the challenge to rethink its iconic «Nuit Fantastique» collection. A brand new design, the result of a meeting between two men sharing a common passion for watchmaking, Nawaf Al Abdooli and Gautier Massonneau.

Nuit Fantastique is a classic: its design overturns the status quo, inviting you to open up to the world and its new perspectives. Trilobe transports you: inspired by oriental architecture, the watch is dressed up with a guilloche dials adorned with mashrabiya motif. Its hue is reminiscent of the national flag of the Emirates or the Arab League one. The numerals, written in literary Arabic, tell the story of time by gently scattering on the dial. A mesmerizing ensemble, which perfectly represents the image of the Dubai Watch Club.

An harmonious and singular design based on Trilobe’s foundations. Still equipped with the X-Centric calibre, the signature movement of the brand, Trilobe engraved the Dubai Watch Club’s symbol on the micro rotor. 

The elegant guilloche dial defies symmetrical shapes and is made up of four parts, three of which are in permanent rotation. Raw and uncluttered, this unstructured dial opens three distinct windows: The larger ring for hours, the minute wheel that appears within an aperture, and the seconds wheel that alternates between a “Clous de Paris” center and an azured ring. The intertwining of the minutes and seconds gives a glimpse of the infinite and the time that goes on endlessly, within a satin-finished and polished in-dial bezel.

Technical specificities : 

Self-winding integrated mechanical calibre with micro-rotor. 48 hours of power reserve. Balance frequency: 28’800 vph (4 Hz). Functional rubies: 33. Total components: 230

Movement dimensions
Thickness : 5,78 mm
Diameter : 35,2 mm

A display concept composed of three devices representing the hours, minutes & seconds located on the same plane as the dial

Hours, minutes, seconds subdial displayed by rotating rings and fixed indicators

Camel leather with titanium pin buckle

Made of titanium grade 5. Made up of 7 pieces. Mirror-polished surfaces alternating with satinbrushed treatments. Domed bezel with sapphire crystal and multi-layered anti-reflective treatment (ARDUR). Brought lugs. Anti-reflective sapphire back. Water-resistance tested to 5 bar (≈ 50 meters). Push button crown.

Case dimensions
Thickness: 9.2 mm
Diameter: 38.5 mm
Lug to lug: 45.5 mm
Lug width: 20 mm