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.
Then, the watch forges a technical bond between its off-centre rings, rotating counterclockwise, and its X-Centric 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 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. This redesigned 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 Anthradec graining performed on their plane surfaces.
The rings propelled into the air
The three rings of the hours, minutes and seconds are tiered and fly at a 10.2 mm height, a true watchmaking prowess. Projected in space and balanced by 9 pillars, Trilobe’s rings are each the result of a complex assembly.
A titanium hollowed and polished cornice holds an intern curved satin ring also made of titanium. Chosen for its lightness, the titanium-aluminium-vanadium alloy is one of the most dense and complex to work with and offers an exceptional level of finishes once processed. But its unparalleled lightness is overall the characteristic that allows to propel the three eccentric rings into the air, which are floating under the dome. These rotating rings carry with them the scales of time: the largest ring for hours, the median one for minutes, the smallest one for seconds.
A pointer enables a direct reading of the hours and minutes.
The precision of the pad-printed numerals on the concave curved rings highlights an exceptional watchmaking know-how.
A take-off under a sapphire dome
Manufactured in Japan, using flame fusion, this sapphire dome is then smoothened and polished in Switzerland.