La Réciproque


Aluminium frame
Dial finish
Black and white aluminium dial
300 x 300 mm
51.5 mm
Manual-winding mechanical
Power reserve: 192 h, 18000 variations / hours
Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Launch date
Collaboration / 1-piece limited series
Price incl. VAT
100’000 CHF

Encounter & Creation

With one of the most recognised Artist on the international scene, Daniel Buren, Trilobe has decided to offer a singular creation through a unique and meaningful collaboration. “The Reciprocal” is an original work of art in which the eccentric vision of the Artist cannot be understood without the technical expertise of the Watchmaker.

The Reciprocal

Forms, colours and meanings find their reciprocal;

Hours, minutes and seconds dance around each other;

Black and White unite 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 8.7 cm wide strips;

Shapes finally come together and align themselves twice a day only;

At the time when it all began, the time when Trilobe & Daniel Buren first met, at 02:13pm.

The D-centric Calibre

Designed as the scarlet beating heart of the creation, this mechanical calibre is unlike any other. 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. Imagined from a multi-dimensional perspective and inspired by Trilobe’s signature X-Centric Calibre, each part has been scaled up for this unique clock to allow the display of the hours, the minutes and the seconds by rotating rings and fixed indicators. In the purest watchmaking tradition, the calibre is equipped with a constant force escapement, while the barrel has been doubled to provide an eight-day power reserve.

Thus, two reciprocal forces materialise into a unique artistic creation. Daniel Buren and Trilobe have fun with this encounter: opposing forms and colours, disturbing perceptions, questioning the minds. Art and watchmaking oppose and meet each other, in reciprocal forces.