Trilobe, a French watchmaker, presents a masterpiece at the Only Watch 2023 charity auction. Participating for the third time in this prestigious event, Trilobe combines artistic expression and watchmaking expertise in “Une Folle Journée Réconciliation”, a timepiece that embodies the essence of resilience and beauty. Since its inception in 2005, The Only Watch auction has raised nearly 100 million euros for research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular and genetic diseases.
Gautier Massonneau, the visionary founder and creative director of Trilobe, discovered the Japanese art of Kintsugi in Tokyo 13 years ago. This art, which focuses on repairing broken objects with gold, inspired him to create “Réconciliation”, a watch that tells a story beyond time. Kintsugi teaches us to find beauty in imperfection, to appreciate the scars and stories that objects once broken carry. “Réconciliation” does just that, transforming its wounds into a cascade of golden light.
The timepiece is a visual feast, showcasing fractures and impact marks meticulously crafted by an expert watchmaker. These marks are then decorated by hand with gold leaf, creating a hammered finish that adds depth and character to the watch. With its innovative expression of time, the Trilobe “Une Folle Journée” collection breaks away from traditional watchmaking to present a fresh and captivating narrative.
Housed in a Grade 5 titanium case with a black PVD finish, the watch features three rotating rings representing hours, minutes and seconds. These rings are driven by the X-Centric caliber, a micro-rotor self-winding mechanical caliber designed and developed exclusively by Trilobe. The watch is a testimony to Trilobe’s commitment to innovation, artistry and its relentless quest for differentiation.
Technical mastery meets artistic expression
Trilobe’s “Une Folle Journée Réconciliation” is a harmonious blend of technical mastery and artistic expression. The watch is powered by the X-Centric caliber, a movement with a 48-hour power reserve, an oscillation frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and a thickness of just 6.49 mm. The bridges of the movement are black gold plated and decorated with gold leaves, reflecting the artistic touch that is evident throughout the timepiece.
The watch features a unique time display with hours, minutes and seconds on rotating rings and a fixed hand indicating the current time. This innovative display challenges the norms of traditional watchmaking and offers a fresh perspective on timekeeping.
A legacy of innovation and artistry
Founded in 2018 by Gautier Massonneau, Trilobe is a new beacon of creativity and innovation in the world of watchmaking. Born from a desire to challenge the status quo, Trilobe offers a new way of telling time, replacing the hands with rotating rings and leaving the displays fixed. The brand’s commitment to artistry, innovation and its constant search for differentiation have positioned Trilobe as a key player in the luxury watch industry.
Trilobe’s participation in Only Watch 2023 with “Une Folle Journée Réconciliation” is a tribute to the brand’s philosophy, a fusion of artistic expression and horological excellence. The timepiece, with its story of resilience and beauty, resonates with Only Watch’s profound philosophy of seeing beauty in all things, and is a testament to the brand’s mastery of watchmaking. Through this unique creation, Trilobe invites us to appreciate the beauty in imperfection, to see the stories carried by scars, and to celebrate the journey of resilience and transformation.
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