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 : 

Movement
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.

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

Functions
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

Strap
Leather with a pin buckle in titanium

Case
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


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.


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 : 

Movement
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

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

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

Strap
Camel leather with titanium pin buckle

Case
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


Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève 2022

10 November 2022 / Event

Trilobe wins the prize "Petite Aiguille" at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie in Geneva

“Petite Aiguille” for a watch with no hands

After being nominated for three consecutive years for the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, our watch “Nuit Fantastique Dune” won on November 10, 2022. The jury rewarded Trilobe’s creative and daring spirit with the “Petite Aiguille” prize for a watch without hands, but with confidence. Offering an intuitive reading of the time, our “Nuit Fantastique” is a proud representative of our House: “Hands less but with a sprinkle of magic”. Classic in its refinement, offbeat and contemporary, with a disruptive and singular reading of the time. This prize is certainly an emblematic stage of maturity for Trilobe.

A look back at our first trilogy

We are proud to receive this award, at the dawn of our 4th year. On December 17, 2018, Gautier Massonneau launched, at the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Paris, the inaugural series “Les Matinaux”, after three years of research & development. By doing so, he turned the traditional world of Swiss watchmaking upside down with eccentrically designed automatic watches.

After Les Matinaux, the Nuit Fantastique and Une Folle Journée complete the French trilogy. With the same technical and aesthetic signature. Between minimalism and eccentric use of hours, minutes and seconds. Morning, Noon and Evenings, these three collections are also completed by a personalized edition, “Secret”, and based on the signature automatic movement, the X-Centric Trilobe calibre.


Une Folle Journée

March 14, 2022 / Launch

Collection "Une Folle Journée"
Trilobe unveils its third collection

An invitation to reach new heights
Remaining faithful to our Maison’s offset artistic DNA, Une Folle Journée is a piece which echoes Trilobe’s first editions and puts our fundamental pillars into perspective. With its rotating and floating eccentric rings, this collection hits new heights by combining fine watchmaking traditions with a contemporary design.

Our Inspiration : Beaumarchais (Le Mariage de Figaro)
The brilliant rhythm of a thrilling storyline which takes us on an unforgettable journey. One of enthusiasm, passion, and panache. Following in the footsteps of Figaro, the main purpose with this piece is to shatter the shackles of tradition by passionately embracing freedom and emancipation. While Beaumarchais, well-known playwright and clockmaker to the King of France, sharpens his pen to fight against a narrow-minded society, Trilobe makes a creative statement in favour of X-Centricity. This freedom bias gives rise to an artistic take: break the rules, ban hands. More than an invitation, Une Folle Journée urges you to embrace your difference.

Trilobe’s Innovation
The Watch hits new heights to forge a technical bond between its off-centre rings and its X-Centric³ (cubic) signature movement. This is what makes the strength of Trilobe’s innovation: the rings are intrinsic to the movement, which alone makes it possible to free Time.

A movement in space
The dial, open for the first time, enables to savour the watchmaking craftsmanship of a Swiss Made calibre, without losing sight of the rotating rings’ singularity. The unfolding of the complication, signed by Trilobe, gives curious onlookers the opportunity to contemplate a striking movement powerfully revisited. The three-dimensional design offers a view on a technical motor assembly with 196 custom-made components.

The rings propelled into the air
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.

Like a flying saucer
Une Folle Journée is available in black and blue and comes in a titanium grade 5 case, built with brought lugs around a case middle alternating polished and satin finish.


Horloge La Réciproque, fruit d'une collaboration entre Trilobe et l'Artiste Daniel Buren

La Réciproque Clock

15 september 2021 / Collaboration

"La Réciproque" Clock
Trilobe by Daniel Buren

For Only Watch 2021 edition, Trilobe and Daniel Buren have decided to offer a unique creation, based on a singular and meaningful collaboration.

It is from a desire for reciprocity that the Trilobe by Daniel Buren project was born: to combine a young watchmaking House with one of the most recognised Artist on the international scene. Around a scarlet beating heart, imagine a duality between the technicality of the watchmaker and the unique proposal of the Artist in an immediate dialogue with the “X-Centricity” of Trilobe. Daniel Buren and Trilobe have fun with their encounter: opposing forms and colours, disturbing the view, questioning the mind. Art and watchmaking oppose and meet each other, in reciprocal forces.

La réciproque 

Forms, colours and meanings find their reciprocal,
Hours, minutes and seconds dance around each other,
Black and White marry to the beating of a red heart,
Verticality is amused by circularity,
The frantic race of the “X-Centric” rings overlaps the verticality of the 8.7cm wide strips,
Colours leave and find each other again,
Shapes finally align themselves twice a day only,
At the time when it all began, the time of the first meeting of Daniel Buren & Trilobe, at 02:13pm.

The D-Centric Calibre

Designed as the scarlet beating heart of the work, this mechanical calibre is unlike any other. It combines the architectural codes dear to Trilobe with the artistic vision of the Sculptor Daniel Buren. A real technical challenge, it took several months of development to create this unique calibre, designed in France and entirely handmade by Swiss watchmakers in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. inspired by Trilobe’s signature X-Centric Calibre, each part has been recalibrated to the scale of this unique clock, to allow the display of the hours, the minutes and the seconds by rotating rings and fixed indicators. In the purest horological tradition, the clock is equipped with a constant-force escapement, while the barrel has been doubled to provide an eight-day power reserve. It features the excellent finishes of traditional watchmaking, with hand-polishing, bevelled bridges, as well as sunburst barrels and a sandblasted plate.

Daniel Buren 

Considered one of the most recognised French Artist on the international scene, Daniel Buren has had nearly 3,000 exhibitions around the world. including Monumenta at the Grand Palais (2012), the Observatory of Light at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris (2016), “Les Deux Plateaux” in the Cour d’Honneur of the Palais Royal, the Venice Biennale on more than 10 occasions with the Golden Lion in 1986 or the Guggenheim Museum in New York in 2005, without forgetting the memorable exhibition using all the available spaces, on the rooftops, in the basement, in the caterpillar, on the balconies, at the Pompidou Centre in 2002. In 2007, Daniel Buren was awarded the Praemium Imperiale of Japan for his work, the highest honour in the field of the visual arts.


Nuit Fantastique Collection

7 april 2021 / Launch

"Nuit Fantastique" Collection
Trilobe unveils new collection

Trilobe, an urgent invitation to take your time! But what for?
For a Fantastic Night!
To take possession of life passionately!
To quiver with refinement, to live and to open up to one’s destiny!
To discover the world around us with new perspectives, Let time surprise us, live every minute without wanting to master them!

Nuit Fantastique was created An evening of lockdown, in an environment full of shackles, rules and prohibitions. Trilobe’s new creative passion, timeless and mysterious, invites you to escape, to free time and space.

Contemporary and classic, «Nuit Fantastique» is a plunge into the deconstructivism called «New Modern Architecture». An architecture that invites to rethink freely: new geometries, atypical forms, movement and dynamism! This unconventional architecture shakes up what we know, disturbs our way of conceiving forms and their functions. It is a new movement that advocates the go beyond the traditional patterns.

The design of this creation favours minimalism and plays with perceptions.
The elegant, grained dial is a real technical challenge, underlying the watch elegance.
It 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 largest ring 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.

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. A new touch of universality and timelessness that is part of this time set in motion, always counterclockwise, an X-Centric conception of watchmaking dear to Trilobe.

Nuit Fantastique is available in silver, black, night blue and «Secret». With a sober and elegant 7 pieces steel case and a resistant sapphire crystal, this creation unveils a new interpretation of the passage of time by Trilobe, while remaining faithful to the X-Centric movement that is the signature of our House.


Mouvement automatique X-Centric

X-Centric Calibre

15 may 2020 / Launch

"X-Centric" Calibre
Trilobe unveils its automatic movement

Trilobe’s watches are equipped with the X-Centric calibre, an automatic movement designed and developed exclusively for Trilobe.

Trilobe has entrusted its manufacture and partner of La Chaux-de-Fonds, le Cercle des Horlogers, with the task of architecturing its automatic movement with a micro-rotor. Its mission: combine the technical challenge with an ‘‘artistically offbeat’’ approach, while perpetuating Swiss watchmaking excellence. In that spirit, the calibre was designed from amazing architectural perspectives that will take you back to the genesis of Trilobe adventure.

The iconic stature of this unique movement does not only reside in its technical complexity, but also in its handmade finishes involving an outstanding level of detail. Modern, sleek, and refined, these finishes, whether visible or hidden in the heart of the watch, make this calibre into a real artistic creation: micro-blasted and wedged bridges & plates, hand polished wedged ratchet and tints in Trilobe shades.


Montre personnalisée Secret avec un cadran étoilé sur-mesure

Secret Edition

15 september 2019 / Launch

"Secret" Edition
Trilobe unveils its personalized edition

“Secret” Edition is an invitation to immortalise a precious moment in a poetic way.

A unique piece

Each dial is personalised and made bespoke: a map of the sky with the stars from the day, time and place that are dear to you, thus, making each watch a unique piece. A subtle way to free time, from a happy or promising moment, and to freeze it for eternity.

At nightfall, after being activated by a UV light, the drawn stars come to life and light in order to illuminate the chosen moment, thus suspending the passage of time. A new invitation to free oneself from time. A unique and meaningful timepiece.

Creation 

This watch with a starry sky was Trilobe’s initial project. Facing such technical complexities, this project was developed in parallel with the collection “Les Matinaux”. It took two years of R&D to reach the final result with a personalised watch in an intimate and poetic way.

Indicate a date, a place and a time under “a lucky star” and we obtain the position of the stars for this place and this precise moment. The constellations are engraved on the watch. Each star is then filled one by one with superluminova.

Innovation 

Each starry sky dial is custom-made through transfer of the stars. We obtain the position of the stars through an algorithm of 1600 constellations, around a repetitive 4-year cycle. Thus, we are able to determine the starry sky for a moment in the past or in the future. This algorithm is based on the book “Calculs astronomiques à l’usage des amateurs” (Jean Meeus, Société astronomique de France, Paris, 1986). Thus, we are capable to determine the sky of a moment in the past but also in the future.