Trilobe Une Folle Journée combines fine watchmaking traditions with a contemporary design. This creation echoes Trilobe’s first editions while hitting new heights with its rotating and floating eccentric rings.
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.
Breaking away from the rules and diving into a singular creativity, Une Folle Journée is a surprising challenge for laymen and an ode to watchmaking extravagance.
Trilobe, a conceptual reversal
It’s 07 hours, 19 minutes and 24 seconds.
Yesterday, time was frozen under rotating hands. With the Trilobe watch, time starts moving. Three rotating rings rush forward, carrying with them the scales of time: the largest ring for hours, the median one for minutes, the smallest one for seconds.
Trilobe’s Innovation: Time. Liberated.
The Watch hits new heights to forge a technical bond between its off-centre rings and its X-Centric3 (cubic) signature movement. 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. 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-Centric3 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 watch offers, to those who wish to see, an harmony of textures and hints, thus at the source of a delicate chiaroscuro.
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.
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. Catching fire during its machining process and extremely difficult to polish, especially at such a small scale, this alloy 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. A real technical challenge in the equilibrium of forces for this new collection.
The precision of the pad-printed numerals on the concave curved rings highlights an exceptional watchmaking know-how. A pointer enables a direct reading of the hours, minutes and seconds.
A wind of freedom
Une Folle Journée, Beaumarchais (The Marriage of 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.
A take-off under a sapphire dome
The rings take off under a colossal sapphire bubble of 10.2 mm in height. Manufactured in Japan, using flame fusion, this sapphire dome is then smoothened and polished in Switzerland. The sapphire is the second hardest and most durable material after diamond, thus offering a perfectly transparent surface standing the test of time.
Like a flying saucer
Une Folle Journée comes in a titanium grade 5 case, built with brought lugs around a case middle alternating polished and satin finish. Une Folle Journée indicates on its back a 50m water-resistance. Look closely… we traded the fish, traditional symbol for water-resistance, with a floating duck. One of those steps sideways dear to Trilobe.
The X-Centric calibre, automatic movement and hallmark of the brand
Une Folle Journée is equipped with the X-Centric3 calibre, a signature automatic movement developed exclusively for Trilobe. Mirror of the brand’s identity, this calibre enhances architectural geometry: a contemporary distinction with a pure design. Its harmony brings refinement and modernity to the collection. Integrated into the X-Centric3 calibre, the 6.49 mm thick micro-rotor movement combines finesse and technical performance.
Trilobe ‘‘Une Folle Journée’’ Technical Specifications
- UFJ01NA – Une Folle Journée Black – 21 500€ tax inc.
- UFJ01BA– Une Folle Journée Blue – 21 500€ tax inc.
- Hours, minutes, seconds subdial displayed by rotating rings and a fixed pointer
- Titanium rings colourized through DLC coating (Diamond-Like Carbon)
- Pad-printed numerals
- Calibre X-Centric3, 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: 196
- Thickness: 6.49 mm
- Diameter: 35.2 mm
- Patent: A display concept composed of three devices representing the hours, minutes & seconds
- Grade 5 titanium
- Mirror-polished surfaces alternating with
- satin-brushed treatments
- Domed bezel with sapphire crystal and multi-layered anti-reflective treatment (ARDUR) – 1.2 mm thickness
- Brought lugs
- Anti-reflective sapphire back
- Push button crown
- Water-resistance tested to 5 bar (≈ 50 meters)
- Thickness: 17.8 mm
- Height: 10.2 mm
- Diameter: 40.5 mm
- Lug to lug: 48 mm
- Lug width: 20 mm
- Leather with a pin buckle