Trilobe has created a unique timepiece for Only Watch 2023, the tenth edition of the biannual charity event for supporting the research into muscular dystrophy and neuromuscular and genetic diseases.
For the brand’s third participation in the Only Watch project, Trilobe has transformed its latest “Une Folle Journée” watch into a singular piece known as “Réconciliation”.
To design this unique timepiece, Gautier Massonneau, Founder and Creative Director of Trilobe, took inspiration from the Japanese art of Kintsugi (金 継 ぎ).
Kintsugi is an art involving repairing broken objects with gold. 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.
The Trilobe “Une Folle Journée” collection stands out for its unique expression of time and embodies a new narrative in the art of watchmaking.
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.
Model: Trilobe Une Folle Journée Réconciliation Only Watch 2023
Calibre X-Centric, self-winding mechanical calibre with micro-rotor
Thickness: 6.49 mm
48 hours of power reserve
Balance frequency: 28’800 vph (4 Hz)
Functional rubies: 33
Total components: 196
Bridges plated with black gold
Gold leaves on the plate and bridges
Hours, minutes, seconds displayed by rotating rings and a fixed pointer
Titanium rings colorized through DLC coating (Diamond-Like Carbon)
Gold leaves on the rings
Made of grade 5 titanium coated with black PVD
Mirror-polished surfaces alternating with satin-brushed treatments
Domed bezel with sapphire crystal and multi-layered anti-reflective treatment (ARDUR)
Height: 10.2 mm
Lug to lug: 48 mm
Lug width: 20 mm
Push button crown
Anti-reflective sapphire back
Water-resistance tested to 5 bar (≈ 50 meters)
A display concept composed of three devices representing the hours, minutes & seconds
Leather with a pin buckle coated with black PVD
CHF 25,000 – 35,000
USD 27,500 – 38,500
EUR 25,800 – 36,100